Bruce Gordon, World Health Organization
‘WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Program SDG Baseline Report: Implications for Policy & Practice’
Monday 20 November, 11.30am – 12.00pm
Rose George, Author & Journalist
‘The Big Necessity: Waste to Resource’
Rose George is an author and journalist. Her second book was The Big Necessity: Adventures in the World of Human Waste/The Unmentionable World of Human Waste and Why it Matters
, published by Portobello (UK) and Metropolitan (US). Rose’s two TED talks, on sanitation and seafaring, have had nearly 3 million views.
She writes frequently for the Guardian, New Statesman, Scientific American, Rotarian and many others, and enjoys doing book reviews for anyone who asks. She has been war correspondent in Kosovo for Condé Nast Traveler magazine (for one day); reported on an alternative World Cup final in Bhutan between Bhutan and Montserrat (Bhutan won); and attended Saddam Hussein’s birthday party, twice. She has worked as a sanitation consultant for UNICEF India, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, WSSCC and WASH United.
Rose received a congratulatory first-class honours BA in modern languages from the University of Oxford in 1992, and an MA in international politics in 1994 from the University of Pennsylvania. She speaks fluent French and Italian and lives mostly in Yorkshire. Rose is currently working on her fourth book.
Video: One of Rose's TED Talks