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SSF Speaker Auma Obama: advocate of sustainability and social responsibility

Dr. Auma Obama is known for her commitment to ecological and economic harmony coupled with her passionate commitment to social responsibility. Barack Obama's sister is sharing her many years of experience at this year's Business Day of the Sustainable Switzerland Forum on September 12 in Bern. With her keynote speech on "The Social Pillar of Sustainability - Challenge and Opportunity for Business", she will shed light on a critical but often overlooked aspect of our collective quest for a more sustainable future.

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When it comes to sustainability and social responsibility, few personalities shine as brightly as Dr. Auma Obama, a visionary leader, accomplished author and esteemed speaker. On September 12, she appears at the Business Day of the Sustainable Switzerland Forum in Bern and address the central topic "The Social Pillar of Sustainability - Challenge and Opportunity for Business". Dr. Obama's unwavering commitment to bringing about positive change has made her a woman to be reckoned with on the global stage.

Born and raised in Kenya, Auma Obama's journey spans continents, academic pursuits and impactful initiatives. As the sister of 44th US President Barack Obama, she carries the legacy of a family deeply rooted in public service and social change. Her commitment to environmental and economic sustainability and her focus on social responsibility have made her a leading voice in the field.

Dr. Obama's academic career is a testament to her thirst for knowledge and determination to make a difference. She earned her Master's degree from the prestigious University of Heidelberg in Germany, broadening her horizons beyond her home country. Her academic career took her to the German Film and Television Academy in Berlin, where she proved her skills as a storyteller. At the same time, she completed her doctorate at the University of Bayreuth, emphasizing her commitment to a comprehensive education.

After her academic odyssey, Dr. Obama ventured into practical fields and spent some time in a childcare department in England, showing just her commitment to nurturing bright young minds - as she says herself.

Back in Kenya, she later launched the "Sport for Social Change" program for CARE, an organization dedicated to fighting global poverty and providing aid to those in need. She often described Dr. Obama's role with CARE as pivotal and the power of sport as a tool for social change. Continuing her commitment to youth, Dr. Obama chairs the World Future Council's Commission on Children and Youth, where she advocates for future generations.

As founder of the Auma Obama Foundation Sauti Kuu, she aims to make a lasting impact in her home country of Kenya. The foundation's initiatives include education, youth development and sustainable development and embody Dr. Obama's multifaceted approach to tackling complex challenges.

At the Sustainable Switzerland Forum in Bern, Dr. Auma Obama will be the keynote speaker. Her keynote will shed light on a crucial aspect of sustainability that is often overshadowed by economic and environmental considerations.

Sustainable Switzerland Forum

What are the opportunities of sustainability? For our companies, our society and our future lives? Join thought leaders in addressing the most important questions of our time.

Together we will find answers at the Sustainable Switzerland Forum on August 22, 2024 in the Kursaal Bern.

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