Rocky Dawuni at Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity
As hundreds of organizations, business leaders, global brands and creative minds from all around the world gather in Cannes for the 2017 edition of Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity, Ghanaian GRAMMY nominated musician and activist, Rocky Dawuni will be featured on two high profile panels hosted by McCann Health and United Nations Foundation joining a roundtable on “Populism and Creativity” as well as a panel discussion on “How Creativity and Clean Cooking Can Cave Lives.” The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves along with governmental stakeholders and partners are working to enable 100 million households globally to adopt clean cook stoves and fuels by 2020. The session will explore how the public and private sectors are coming together to develop creative solutions to reduce the effects of cooking smoke on the environment, and to improve the lives of women and children in the developing world.
Dawuni’s eloquence, cultural diplomacy and successful melding of music and activism have led him to become a passionate spokesperson for various global causes. He has supported humanitarian, peace building and climate protection efforts with many organizations including UNICEF, RFK Center for Human Rights, UNEP, The Carter Center, UNFCC, Product (RED), Whole Planet Foundation, GRAMMY Foundation and AEGIS Trust. Rocky is a United Nations Foundation Ambassador for the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, an initiative launched by Hillary Clinton, alongside actress Julia Roberts and Chef José Andrés.
This years edition will feature world class speakers across 18 stages including Jeffrey Katzenberg, Jesse Jackson, Sir Ian McKellen, Ryan Seacrest, Dame Helen Mirren, UN Deputy Secretary General Amina Mohamed among many others.
Established in 1954, the 64th International Festival Of Creativity takes place between 17-24 June in Cannes, France. Last year’s event attracted 15,000 people from over 100 countries and is expected to attract more brand leaders than ever before as well as the worlds most innovative tech companies, start ups and creative people.
This event comes right on the heels of the Ghanaian musicians invitation to join Canadian Minister of Environment. Catherine McKenna, singer Jack Johnson, UNEP Director Erik Solheim , actor / activist Adrian Grenier and Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau to celebrate World Environment Day 2017 in Canada.