Priyanka Chopra at Davos (Photo Credit: Instagram)
Priyanka Chopra on Tuesday took the WEF podium to address world leaders and billionaires in Davos, about extreme poverty, climate change and inequity, where she is present as a Global Citizen ambassador. Priyanka took part in a ‘fireside chat’ with the likes of Belgium’s Deputy PM Alexander DeCroo, South African disability activist Eddie Ndopo, P&G’s Chief Brand Officer Marc Pritchard, Chair of the Board of Gavi Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Chief Strategy Officer of Verizon Rima Qureshi, Kenyan food and nutrition activist, Wawira Njiru, Teneo CEO Declan Kelly, and Global Citizen CEO Hugh Evans.
Priyanka highlighted that $350 billion is needed annually in order to achieve the Global Goals and end extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries by 2030. “We are in such a unique position as human beings,” Chopra Jonas said. “We alone have the power to change the world we live in.”
Talking about how she can utilise her position and popularity she gained in the entertainment industry to bring a positive impact in the society, ‘The Sky Is Pink’ actress said, “I might not be a billionaire that can make the kind of contributions that we’re talking about, but I know that as soon as I had a little bit of a platform when I started my work in the entertainment business almost 20 years ago, I understood the power of influence, I understood the power of keeping the conversation going. I understood the power of not letting it die down, to understand the urgency."
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She told the audience in Davos: "Let’s work towards achieving a world where, when I speak to a refugee child and I ask their dreams and that child says 'I want to be a doctor, an engineer, an astronaut' — let’s bring the world to a place where that child’s dream is achievable, where that child can get an education... and where that child can actually have a future."
Priyanka was in India on Sunday, when she attended the annual Umang event, in honour of the Mumbai police.
Priyanka was last seen on screen in The Sky is Pink, opposite Farhan Akhtar. She recently wrapped the filming of The White Tiger, a Netflix adaptation of the popular novel, which also stars Rajkummar Rao.
Deepika Padukone and YouTube sensation Bhuvan Bham is also present at WEF’s annual meeting. The ‘Chhapaak’ actress was honoured with the Crystal Award for her contribution towards treating mental illness.