It has been a busy week for the rapper producer will.i.am. The Black Eyed Peas member recently launched a new mobile label called Amuse and now he is scheduled to meet up with President Obama.
President Barack Obama will join Bill and Melinda Gates, co-chairs of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, at the inaugural Goalkeepers Event in New York next week.
The new event celebrates progress toward eliminating disease and poverty around the world and inspire a new generation of advocates to work on behalf of these causes.
President Obama and will.i.am will work with politicians and activists to share data and innovative solutions to ensure progress towards the targets of the Sustainable Development Goals (or Global Goals).
Partnerships focusing on women’s empowerment, digital financial inclusion and community health workers will be announced as “Accelerators” and tasked with speeding up progress to achieve the goals.
UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed will co-host the Goalkeepers Global Goals Awards dinner with Melinda Gates on September 19.