Eddie Ndopu

Eddie Ndopu is an award winning, internationally acclaimed activist and humanitarian from South Africa. He was recently appointed by the Secretary-General of the United Nations to serve as one of 17 eminent Advocates for the Sustainable Development Goals. He also serves as Special Advisor to the Partners of RTW Investments, a leading investor in scientific and medical innovation. Eddie has previously advised organizations such as the World Economic Forum, UN Women and Amnesty International. Eddie holds a Master’s in Public Policy from Oxford University and is currently setting in motion plans to deliver a televised address to the UN from Space, in an effort to inspire greater ambition around the SDGs. This will make him the first physically disabled person to travel into space.