Ghida Fakhry has been facilitating high-level debates and panel discussions on a wide range of issues -- from international relations, peace and security, human rights, to women's empowerment, sustainable development and renewable energy. An experienced and versatile moderator, 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, 21 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, 21 April 2017

Middle-income countries currently host roughly 6 million refugees, with over 80% of them in the Middle East and North Africa or in Turkey. But even as they perform this global public good, 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, 18 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.  Award winners shared their motivations and successes in developing effective prevention and response interventions, which the World Bank can also incorporate into its development work.


High Level Dialogue - Carbon Pricing: 'Doubling the Wave'

World Bank, Zurich, 16 January 2017
Heads of state and business leaders have challenged the world to double the coverage of emissions subject to carbon pricing by 2020. The Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition convenes a high-level dialogue to showcase action and inspire progress. Ghida Fakhry moderates the one-day event, with a leadership conversation with Ben Van Beurden, CEO, Royal Dutch Shell; Samir Assaf, CEO, Global Banking and Markets, HSBC; Geraldine Matchett, FCO, Royal DSM.

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.