Founded by United Nations advisors and technologists who delivered the Sustainable Development Goals, our mission is to leverage frontier technologies in AI, Big Data, and IoT to support the rapid achievement of the SDGs.
Professor Ramy Noaman, Founder
Ramy Noaman served as Senior Policy Adviser at the United Nations, advising on the final outcome of Sustainable Development Goals. He negotiated the Financing for Development, which set in motion more than $6.5 Trillion in public and private funding for sustainable development. In turn, he led further research on SDG implementation for the World Bank and United Nations University’s WIDER Institute. As a world traveler and scuba diver, he is passionate about preserving the planet and investing into the people and cultures who make it beautiful.
Professor Noaman is an Adjunct Professor of Ethnic Conflict and Immigration Studies at New Jersey City University, and directs the data analytics firm NY Strategy.
Yusuf Abdul-Qadir, Programming Director
Yusuf Abdul-Qadir advises national and municipal governments on sustainable development strategy, and served as Senior Policy Adviser at the United Nations on the Sustainable Development Goals. He advocates for social enterprise as a transformative tool in the war on poverty, and has served on the board of eco-business Plantagon.
Yusuf Abdul-Qadir is the Regional Director for the ACLU in Central New York.
Ahmed Galal, Operations Director
As a lawyer, Ahmed Galal advises international organizations on the legal tech that can strengthen their operational channels. He is interested in using his private sector experience to strengthen institutions at the frontier of sustainable development to leverage emerging technologies in order to deliver the greatest value to those in underprivileged communities, particularly in developing countries.
Ahmed earned his JD/MBA from the University of Connecticut.