Nicolas Daniltchenko

Arrived in Geneva: 1996 et 2010

Organization: Business development, Léman Bleu TV, local private television channel

Hometown: Lyon, France

Tell us who you are and what you do in Geneva

After several years in Southeast Asia for international media, I thought Geneva was an excellent mix between my home country - France, my second nationality Swiss - and an international destination. It is Geneva's ability to bring together profiles from all over the world that attracted me. It was essential for me to have an international context and perspective in the work I do.

Since 2019, I have been working for Léman Bleu TV, Geneva's local television station and the first private TV channel in French-speaking Switzerland. At the end of 2020, we successfully launched "GO Solutions durables", a monthly 26-minute TV show. Through reports from the field, interviews, debates on current events organized in the studio and abroad, the programme offers a global vision of efforts in support of sustainable development locally and on a global scale.

The programme provides the public with essential knowledge and context so that everyone can form their own opinion based on independent and verified facts.

How does your organization reflect the 2030 Agenda’s paradigms of innovation, integration and collaboration in its activities?

To bring this TV show to life, my immediate gateway was SDG 17 - Partnerships. I was strongly inspired by the Building Bridges Week, held in 2019 in Geneva, which brought together actors from all backgrounds aiming to accelerate the implementation of the 2030 Agenda through financing and networking of public and private actors.

Here, the challenge was to bring together local and international stakeholders driven by interests specific to their field of activity but united to collaborate in an innovative way around a common goal: to inform the general public about efforts in favor of the SDGs around us.

GO Solutions Durable allows for the collaboration of a wide range of local and international actors such as the Fondation pour Genève, the Geneva Industrial Services (GIS), the Service cantonal du développement durable, the Republic and Canton of Geneva, the SDG Lab, the Perception Change Project, the Geneva Environment Network, the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and the Swiss Confederation.

What do you find unique about the Geneva ecosystem of actors?

Its concentration of high profiles, its international dimension, and its areas of expertise.

What do you think is one of the most important qualities of the Geneva ecosystem of actors?

Its dynamism! It is interesting to note that year after year, it is developing and becoming more structured. The idea of facilitating contacts between its members so that they interact in a better way is remarkable. It is great to have a network where creativity and inspiration prevail over origins and hierarchy.

What is on your mind right now?

We are preparing for the month of June a big 52-minutes programme recorded from the Human Rights Room of the Palais des Nations. We will receive political personalities, international organizations, private sector, artists ... all fervent promoters of the SDGs and gathered for a series of four debates around mobility and exchanges, smart cities, partnerships and new jobs. A first for Leman Bleu!

What’s your favourite thing to do in and around Geneva?

I'm a fan of mid-range mountains, hiking or mountain biking in the Swiss or French Alps, or in the nearby Salève or Jura mountains. These landscapes remind me of my childhood and always bring me back to the region, even after long trips.

What is one thing that most people do not know about you?

In parallel to my work, I’m studying sustainable development at the University of Geneva.