Ghida Fakhry is an experienced and versatile moderator who has been facilitating high-level debates and panel discussions on a wide range of subjects -- from international relations, peace and security, human rights, to women's empowerment, sustainable development and renewable energy. She combines a sharp journalistic interviewing style with a distinctive ability to challenge speakers and stimulate discussions on important and timely topics. Ghida's on-stage presence, engaging style and expertise enable her to steer debates skillfully and effectively. She is a frequent moderator of high-level events organized by the United Nations and its Specialized Agencies, the World Bank, the European Union, Governments and NGOs, with a wide range of policy and opinion makers -- Heads of State/Government, academics, business leaders and civil society activists.

For moderating/speaking engagements, please contact: 

Harry Walker Agency
London Speaker Bureau

Unlocking Financing for Climate Action

World Bank, Washington DC, April 2017

A panel discussion with World Bank Group President on mobilizing the trillions of dollars in private and public investment needed to ensure the world meets the goals of the Paris Agreement. This high-level event brought together climate change leaders, government ministers, philanthropists, and private sector executives to focus on what’s already happening, how far we have to go and what a climate-resilient, low-carbon future could look like.

Addressing Refugee Crises in Middle-Income Countries: Lessons Learned

World Bank, Washington DC, April 2017

Middle-income host countries struggle to meet the costs associated with an influx of refugees. Live event to discuss how the Global Concessional Financing Facility is helping support refugees and host communities in Jordan and Lebanon.

Innovations to Prevent Gender-Based Violence: Building Evidence for Effective Solutions

World Bank, Washington DC, April 2017

To support the prevention of violence against women and girls, the World Bank Group and Sexual Violence Research Initiative will award 10 teams from around the world with funds to support research and innovation to help address this global epidemic.  

Human Rights Day 2016
Facebook Live Interview with UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al-Hussein

United Nations, Geneva, December 2016
On Human Rights Day, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights launches its 'stand up for someone's rights today' campaign. Ghida Fakhry moderates a Facebook Live event with the High Commissioner and takes questions from participants around the word. 

High Level Thematic Debate on Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals - General Assembly

United Nations, New York, April 2016

Speakers: Forest Whitaker - Actor and SDG Advocate
Mogens Lykketoft - President of the General Assembly
Jeffery Sachs - Economist and Special Advisor to UN Secretary General

High Level Panel - Staying Together Dialogue in the Face of Violent Extremism

United Nations, New York, January 2016

Panelists: UN High Commissioner for Human Rights - Zeid Ra’ad Al-Hussein
Irina Bokova - Director General of UNESCO
Jan Eliasson - Deputy Secretary General of the UN

High-Level Panel on Boosting Opportunities for Higher Education in Emergencies.
Summit for Refugees and Migrants

United Nations, New York, September 2016
With the world's attention on the issue of refugees, who needs to take the lead to make sure that the loss of functioning higher education systems doesn't mean the loss of future generations of leadership? Ghida Fakhry discusses this issue with Keynote speaker Antonio Guterres.

Wildlife Justice Commission - Viet Nam Public Hearing

The Peace Palace, The Hague, November 2016
The Wildlife Justice Commission holds its first public hearing on Wildlife Trafficking in Vietnam and presents evidence from its year-long investigation into the wildlife trafficking hub of Nhi Khe, Vietnam, to an accountability panel during a two-day public hearing at the Peace Palace in The Hague.