Jemilah Mahmood

Living in a complex world: can planetary health offer a way forward?

Join #KAPTalks in Baku with Professor Jemilah Mahmood on 27th June to discuss human risks, health crises & responses especially cause by climate change. Register here to attend the event online or come to the event in Baku. The lecture is organised as part of the preparations to the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP29) held in Baku in 2024.

Thursday 27.06.2024

Join us for a thought-provoking lecture titled “Living in a Complex World – Can Planetary Health Offer a Way Forward?” Drawing insights from the UNDP Human Development Report on uncertainty and complexity, we’ll explore how planetary health’s multi- and transdisciplinary approaches address the Anthropocene’s challenges. Discover how systems shifts, the Great Transition, and behavioral change can guide us toward a sustainable future. Don’t miss this opportunity to delve into the solutions that could shape our world for the better.

Hosted by the UNDP Country Office in Azerbaijan and is organised in partnership with the Azerbaijan Medical University.

The Kapuscinski Development Lectures is an initiative funded by the European Commission.

When: 27th June 2024 at 16:00 AZT / 14:00 CET

Where: 1 Neftchilar Ave. 1095, Four Seasons Hotel, Rast Room, Baku

You can join the lecture by:

  • coming to the event at the Baku, Azerbaijan – register here
  • joining the event online on Zoom – register here
  • following livestreaming from the event at kapuscinskilectures.eu
  • asking your questions to Jemilah Mahmood via X using #KAPTalks hashtag

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Tan Sri Dr. Jemilah Mahmood is a medical professional with more than two decades of experience managing crises in health, disasters andconflict settings and has held senior management positions in global organisations overseeing strategy, policy, innovation and partnerships. She is currently Professor and Executive Director of the Sunway Centre for Planetary Health at Sunway University in Malaysia.

Tan Sri Dr. Jemilah Mahmood is a medical professional with more than two decades of experience managing crises in health, disasters andconflict settings and has held senior management positions in global organisations overseeing strategy, policy, innovation and partnerships. She iscurrently Professor and Executive Director of the Sunway Centre for Planetary Health at Sunway University in Malaysia. Her previous appointments include the Under Secretary General for Partnerships at the International Federation of Red Cross and Red CrescentSocieties (IFRC), Chief of the World Humanitarian Summit secretariat at the United Nations, and Chief of the Humanitarian Response Branch at United National Population Fund in New York.

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