Gabo Arora

Arora, Gabo

  • Position: Senior Advisor / Filmmaker
  • Company: United Nations / VRSE.works

Gabo Arora is a Creative Director & Senior Advisor at the United Nations; Founder & CEO of LightShed, a virtual reality and social impact start-up; and an award-winning filmmaker represented by Vrse.works. His current focus is on new technologies that promote social causes and make decision-making processes more inclusive. Among these projects, he has developed a viral video campaign for the climate change summit, and worked with internet influencers to promote accountability on global humanitarian aid assistance. His most recent work was as a co-creator, director and producer of the UN's first-ever virtual reality film series focusing on vulnerable populations. His work has screened at Sundance and other major film festivals. He is a World Economic Forum 2016 Arts and Cultural leader at Davos and a Term-Member at the Council on Foreign Relations. A native New Yorker, Gabo also holds honors degrees with distinction from NYU and Johns Hopkins University. His work has been covered widely in the New York Times, the Guardian, Vice News, Wired, NPR and PBS Newshour.