Jazz singer and actress Eva Celia appointed as UNDP Indonesia’s SDGs MoversMar 25, 2016
Jakarta, 24 March 2016 — UNDP Indonesia has appointed young actress and jazz singer, Eva Celia as its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Mover in the country. Her role will be to raise public awareness on the importance of SDGs as a global agenda to eradicate poverty and improve the well being of Indonesia’s 250 million people.
The 23-year old singer and breakout star of box office hits such as “Pendekar Tongkat Emas” and “Adrianna” will visit UNDP Indonesia’s works in poverty eradication and climate change, particularly on the UNDP’s pilot initiative in East Sumba to provide access of clean water by installing solar water pump for the most improverished communities. East Sumba lies in the Nusa Tenggara Timur (NTT) province, where only 40 per cent of the population have access to clean water as of 2014. The island also has one of the lowest rainfalls in the country.
In her new role as a SDGs Mover, Ms. Celia will contribute to media campaigns, including social media discussions, and participate in public events related to the SDGs and UNDPs’ work. Starts with SDGs crowdfunding campaign, “Bring Water for Life” through kitabisa.com/bringwaterforlife. This movement will contribute to SDGs #1, #3, #6, #7, #10 and #13.
“I’m very excited and honored to be entrusted with such empowering duties. SDGs is about the people, like you and me. It’s time that every children, woman and man in Indonesia understands the importance of this anti poverty agenda, because every citizens of this country deserve to live a healthy and fullfilling life with dignity,” said Ms Celia.
UNDP Indonesia Country Director, Christophe Bahuet said Ms Celia represents the vigor and creativity of Indonesia’s youth today.
“We’re very delighted to have Eva Celia as our SDGs Mover. As her celebrity in the arts and entertainment scene and her personal commitment to make the world a better place, she will be a great partner for UNDP Indonesia to raise awareness about of the SDGs and other development issues amongts the Indonesian public,” said Mr. Bahuet.