Jeremy Sprigge  Advocacy Manager, UNICEF 

TOPIC: "Climate Change and the Impact on the Environment"

Jeremy Sprigge brings over fifteen years of experience in the communications and advocacy field. Since 2021 Jeremy has been based at UNICEF Headquarters New York where, as an Advocacy Manager within the Division of Global Communication and Advocacy, he spearheads the organization’s advocacy strategy on climate and water. Between 2016 and 2020 Jeremy led the Communications, Advocacy and Partnership unit of the UNICEF Sri Lanka country office, successfully advocating for children from the most vulnerable communities, securing increased national budget allocations for Early Childhood Development interventions and leading an innovative election-pledge campaign that secured child rights commitments from presidential candidates. Jeremy has additionally held communication and advocacy positions with the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), the United Kingdom National Committee for UNICEF - where he managed communications on leading private-sector partnerships including with Manchester United FC and Vodafone - and with award-winning UK communications agency Frank PR. Jeremy is a Ghanian-born national of the United Kingdom.
Mr. Abheet Solomon is the planning and partnerships lead for UNICEF’s global health programme overseeing the strategic planning, monitoring and reporting of UNICEF’s USD 1.5 billion global health programme. Based in New York, Mr. Solomon is also the lead for UNICEF’s Healthy Environments for Healthy Children programme which focuses on protecting children’s health from the impact of climate change and pollution. Mr. Solomon has worked with UNICEF for over 20 years in various roles across Africa, the Caribbean, South Asia and North America, focusing on UNICEF's programmes on maternal, newborn and child health, education, WASH and child protection. In his roles, Mr. Solomon has focused on implementing a Results-Based Management approach that is fit-for-purpose, designing innovative monitoring systems that improve management effectiveness and efficiency, and ensuring delivery across cross-functional teams and multiple organizational levels. Mr. Solomon provided technical leadership to the development of the first UN Development Assistance Plan across 22+ agencies in Tanzania and has worked with National Statistical Offices and regional inter-governmental entities to strengthen child rights monitoring. Mr. Solomon has a multi-disciplinary educational background with Masters degrees in Sociology and Computer Applications from India, in addition to a Bachelor’s degree in

Rhonda Fleischer, Policy Specialist, Migration and Displacement, UNICEF New York headquarters


Rhonda serves as Deputy Lead for the Migration and Displacement Hub within UNICEF Headquarters, where she supports UNICEF’s work on behalf of uprooted children at global, regional and country levels. Previously, she lead UNICEF's response for migrant and refugee children in the United States, while supporting UNICEF’s work along the regional migratory route. Rhonda has held numerous positions with NGOs, such as IRC, HIAS and CWS, working in refugee resettlement at local, national and international settings. Her diverse roles ranged from oversight of the Cultural Orientation division at the Resettlement Support Center Africa, based in Kenya - pre-arrival and case placement nationally – to developing and managing refugee/asylee programs in New York City. Rhonda is a licensed social worker with a background in youth development and family mental health She holds a B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies from Cornell University and a Master of Social Work from the University of Washington.