invites you to action network Glasgow University's 3 most important alumni of SUSTAINABILITY GENERATION Adam Smith James Watt, FAZLE ABED of include:
  • U Last Mile Health

  • U Early Childhood

  • U finance to end poverty

  • let's celebrate triple-win economics=
    end poverty*grow middle class*go green

SDG 5  4  3   2  1  0 welcome to Asia and the top 5 sdgoals 50 years search scaling the most exciting collaborations women-led communities empower
INDUSTRIAL REV 260th GAMES-cards of sdg-gen
diary: next UN sdg-games
250th year review of moral sentiments and industrial revolution

green economics- the younger half of the world's only hope
Coming soon Fieldbook of Fazle Abed and 1 billion girls empowerment. I see these as 7 chapters of the fieldbook of Abed and womens nation building. Are you able to see if Shameran Abed agrees these are close to honoring his father's purpose or do you want me to do that?
Chapter 1 Ending poverty with financial services - Chapter 2 Ending famine with village agriculture and 100% employment of women geared to community building and celebrating nation's market/entrepreneurial advantages
Chapter 3 Raising life expectancy from 25 below to close to world norms through maximising last mile health service capacity with collaboration focus on affordable life-shaping solutions for infants and mothers
Chapter 4 Education designed to value's the (girl/boy) child's life, love of self, communal dignity of everyone as an action learner and livelihood co-creator Chapter 5 Community as (global village) platform search for collaboration in resiliency and family-led conscious effort to respect every person and nature's dynamics Chapter 6 Did Abed discover optimal framework matching The Economist's 150 year searching for Entrepreneurial Revolution ie a third movement to mediate historic empires, big politics and big corporate through intergenerational and inter-hemisphere sharing of advances in engineering. Specifically matching Von Neumann's definition of industrial revolution 3 as era of above zero-sum value exchange modeling coherent with 100 times more tech per 8 decades 1945-2025 compounding to everyone's collaborative and natural advantage. Chapter 7 Exploring Abed's checklist of the most urgent work to be done through the decade after his passing and purpose of the younger half of the world in connecting first true decade of sustainability generation through hi-trust behaviors and borderless transparency of data mapping integrating every GPS
welcome to lifelong action learning on ending poverty, celebrating health #AIforgood (glasgow's 260th year of first engineer james watt & first IR economist adam smith): growing green:
America's john kerry: glasgow november is humanity's last best chance next un zoom -2021 year of living dangerously close to extinction -
THANKS be TO Glasgow U alumn fazle abed- small may be beautiful but in ending poverty, large scale coalition empowering women community building is asks how many 1 billion dollar sdg investments a year can women empowerment coalitions inspire: brac bangladesh billion dollar microfinance loans ; abed ultra poor billion dollar grants a year; bkash billion dollar cashless banking for poor ; brac bank billion dollar youth engagement and sme city bank; billion dollars of lowest cost remittances; billion dollar investments in each of 5 ages of schooling ; billion dollar vaccine empowering poorest families grants ; 10 agricultural value chains whose crop sxcience and ai data is networked around poorest asian farmers...

Thursday, June 24, 2021

5.6 qatar first economic summit co-host bloomberg - great example of summit that also advances urgent sdg education curricula

lessons that any sdg teacher can gain from summit

21-22 education year of preventing extinction - tour leader gordon brown 5.6

emir and other heads of state lead nation whos collaboration who of vaccination collab to end covid -see also 3.3 -vaccination systems core to asian women empowerment and rural keynsiasism 

western worlds biggest investment fund leaders discuss esg and climate commitments 5.6 structure for updating whose linking world class sustainability who


5.6 firestarter by gordon brown =if school year 21-22 is also last chance humanity prevents extnction

diary of summits to linkin include 

 aug un nuclear ; sept un 76; oct italy g20; aiib annual; nov cop26 glasgow   dec 3 edu summits qatat, dubai, hong kong; jan davosagenda 22

june 21 ends year of 20-21 with deepest edutech summit yet held

21-22 december sees 3 extraordinary edu summit series : wise qatar since 2012; yidan hong kong since 2018 ; inaugural dubai rewired 21 with expo to be handed over to japam and successor to dubai annual hostng of million dollar teacher prize; january davosagenda; all year un aiforgood


structure for recursive reporting world class sdg mapmakers

blomberg brings field of truth journalists ; emir bring transparent compass of mnisters

name ; source latest upd; commitments to 36 hunicorns; other links

A heads of state 

3.3 emir qatar south africa's ramapoosa which nation state leaders are collab in vaccination nations-qatar emir nobody's safe until everyone's safe

xfactor timely scale interventions 1.1  reeta roy 1 billion dollar foundation grant to africa vaccines

B biggest investment funds

Ba biggest corporste leaders

Bb tech innovators

Bc lifelong practice alumni

Bd uni leaders

C un and other global sdg connectors

Apanela edu summit leaders qatar/dubai/hk as benchmark of public servants

Apanelb britain as benchmark of cop26 year

Apanelc japan as benchmark- world stages interrupted by covid contine through to expo25 - cf 2025 report

Apaneld china as benchmark

Head of State and Government

1.1 Qatar H.H. Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani Amir:: bloomberg june 2021 :: 4.6 wise*wish::3.3 vaccination-everyone;5.6 :: ( 6 world trade infrastructure ; 5g labs -ai smart gov; .. world trade infra collab aiib2021 oct ; big investment fund collab)

Reeta Roy
President and CEO
Mastercard Foundation just donted billion dollars to pan africa vaccine fun
top 3 partner of brac in africa; tufts alumn; sponsor of quadit mit conferences

top funds managers
Michael R. Bloomberg
Founder of Bloomberg L.P. & Bloomberg Philanthropies and Three-term Mayor of New York City

Ray Dalio
Founder, Co-Chairman and Co-Chief Investment Officer
Bridgewater Associates

Laurence D. Fink
Chairman and CEO

Stephen A. Schwarzman
Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder

Jin Liqun
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

David M. Rubenstein
Co-Founder and Co-Chairman
The Carlyle Group

Jenny Johnson
President and CEO
Franklin Templeton

Sergio P. Ermotti
Swiss Re

Thomas Gottstein
Credit Suisse

Henry Fernandez
Chairman and CEO
MSCI global esg ratings agency


other Qatar speakers

H.E. Sheikh Abdulla bin Saoud Al Thani
Qatar Central Bank

H.E. Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani
Qatar Museums, Doha Film Institute, Reach Out to Asia, and Qatar Leadership Centre

H.E. Sheikha Hind bint Hamad Al Thani
Vice Chairperson and CEO
Qatar Foundation

H.E. Sheikh Khalifa bin Jassim bin Muhammed Al Thani
Qatar Chamber of Commerce and Industry

H.E. Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabor Al Thani
Former Prime Minister
The State of Qatar

H.E. Sheikha Hanadi bint Nasser Al Thani
Vice Chair
NBK Holdings

H.E. Sheikh Dr. Khalid bin T. Al Thani
Chairman of the Board of Directors of Qatar
International Islamic Bank Chairman of Ezdan Holding Group

H.E. Khalid bin Khalifa Al Thani
Qatari Diar

H.E. Akbar al-Baker
Group CEO
Qatar Airways

Hussain Ibrahim al-Fardan
Alfardan Group

Dana al-Fardan
Composer, Songwriter, Singer, and Symphonic Artist

Aisha Hussein al-Fardan
Personal Advisor to the Chairman, Alfardan Group Holding
Vice Chairwoman
Qatari Businesswomen Association

H.E. Saad bin Sherida al-Kaabi
Minister of State for Energy Affairs
The State of Qatar
President and CEO
Qatar Petroleum

H.E. Dr. Hanan al-Kuwari
Minister of Public Health
The State of Qatar
Managing Director
Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC)

H.E. Mr Ali bin Ahmed al-Kuwari
Minister of Commerce and Industry and Acting Minister of Finance

H.E. Mansoor bin Ebrahim al-Mahmoud
Qatar Investment Authority

Eng. Mohamed al-Sadah
Hassad Food

H.E. Ahmad al-Sayed
Minister of State, The State of Qatar
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Qatar Free Zones Authority

H.E. Sheikh Ali Alwaleed Al-Thani
Chief Executive Officer
Investment Promotion Agency Qatar (IPA Qatar)

H.E. Hassan al-Thawadi
Secretary General, Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy
The State of Qatar



other heads of state

H.E. Patrick Achi
Prime Minister
Republic of Côte d'Ivoire

H.E. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
The Republic of Turkey

H.E. Irakli Garibashvili
Prime Minister of Georgia

The Hon. Sheikh Hasina
Prime Minister of the People's Republic of Bangladesh

The Rt. Hon. Boris Johnson MP
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

H.E. Paul Kagame
The Republic of Rwanda

H.E. Cyril Ramaphosa
Republic of South Africa

H.E. Macky Sall
The Republic of Senegal

H.E. Armen Sarkissian
The Republic of Armenia


other keynotes

Dr. Jeffrey Cheah
Founder and Chairman Sunway Group vc sunay university

Natarajan Chandrasekaran
Chairman of the Board
Tata Sons

Mukesh Ambani
Chairman and Managing Director
Reliance Industries

Dr. S. Jaishankar
Minister of External Affairs
The Republic of India

Rt. Hon. Gordon Brown
Former Prime Minister
The United Kingdom
Baroness Shriti Vadera
Prudential plc,

Amina J. Mohammed
Deputy Secretary-General
United Nations

Lord Mandelson
Global Counsel

Lord Gerry Grimstone
Minister for Investment, Department for International Trade and the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
The United Kingdom

Vera Songwe
United Nations Under-Secretary General and Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Africa

Mo Ibrahim
Founder and Chair
Mo Ibrahim Foundation

Hillary Rodham Clinton
67th Secretary of State
The United States of America

Baroness Valerie Amos
Master of University College
University of Oxford

Guo Ping
Deputy Chairman, Rotating Chairman

Changpeng Zhao
Founder and CEO

Ruth Porat
Alphabet and Google

Tom Barrack
Colony Capital

David Beckham

Kumar Mangalam Birla
Aditya Birla Group

Ursula Burns
Former Chairman and CEO
Xerox Corporation
Former Chairman and CEO

David Calhoun
President and CEO
The Boeing Company

Anthony Capuano
Marriott International

Adrian Cheng
CEO and Executive Vice-Chairman
New World Development

Michael Chertoff
Former Secretary
United States Department of Homeland Security
Co-Founder and Executive Chairman
Chertoff Group

Aliko Dangote
Founder and President/Chief Executive
Dangote Group Nigeria

Mohammed Dewji
MeTL Tanzania

Dr. Herbert Diess
Volkswagen AG

Mark Dixon
Founder and CEO

Didier Drogba
Vice President
Peace and Sport

Börje Ekholm
President and CEO
Ericsson Group

Aziz Aluthman Fakhroo
Managing Director
Ooredoo Group

Senait Fisseha
Director of International Programs, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Michigan Medical School

Bruce Flatt
Brookfield Asset Management

Dame Jayne-Anne Gadhia
Founder and Executive Chair

Luis Gallego
International Airlines Group

Ignacio Galán
Chairman and CEO

Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
Director General of the World Health Organization

Ivan Glasenberg

Dr. Faruk Güler
ESBAŞ-Ege Serbest Bölge Kurucu ve İşleticisi A.Ş

Atifete Jahjaga
Founder and Chair
Jahjaga Foundation
4th President of the Republic of Kosovo

Dr. Paula Kahumbu

Graça Machel
Graça Machel Trust

Yvonne Manzi Makolo

Roberto Marques
Executive Chairman and Group CEO
Natura &Co

Rita Marques
Secretary of State for Tourism
The Republic of Portugal

Blythe Masters
Industry Partner, Motive Partners
CEO, Motive Capital Corp.

Sunil Bharti Mittal
Founder and Chairman
Bharti Enterprises

Steven T. Mnuchin
77th Secretary of the Treasury
The United States of America

Dan Morehead
Pantera Capital Management

Louise Mushikiwabo
Secretary General
Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie

Dr. James Mwangi kenya
Group Managing Director and CEO
Equity Group Holdings Plc
Executive Chairman
Equity Group Foundation

Dr. John Nkengasong
Africa CDC

Mike Novogratz
Founder, CEO and Chairman
Galaxy Digital

Adebayo Ogunlesi
Chairman and Managing Partner
Global Infrastructure Partners

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
World Trade Organization

Jim Ovia
Founder and Chairman
Zenith Bank

General David H. Petraeus (U.S. Army, Ret.)
KKR Global Institute

Angelique Pouponneau

Patrick Pouyanné
Chairman of the Board and CEO

Sylvestre Radegonde
Minister for Foreign Affairs and Tourism
The Republic of Seychelles

Matthias Rebellius
Member of the Managing Board
Siemens AG
Siemens Smart Infrastructure

Emmanuel Roman

Daleep Singh
Deputy National Security Advisor
The United States of America

Rob Speyer
President and CEO
Tishman Speyer

Jes Staley
Group Chief Executive

Barry Sternlicht
Chairman and CEO
Starwood Capital Group

Lawrence H. Summers
Charles W. Eliot University Professor
Harvard University

Jane Sun
CEO Group

Fred Swaniker
Founder and CEO
African Leadership Group

Masai Ujiri
President and General Manager
Toronto Raptors

Ben van Beurden
Royal Dutch Shell

Jacopo Venturini

Amb. Melanne Verveer
Co-Founder and Chair
Seneca Women

Axel A. Weber
Chairman of the Board of Directors
UBS Group AG

Bill Winters
Group Chief Executive
Standard Chartered Bank

Darren Woods
Chairman and CEO
Exxon Mobil Corporation

Yichen Zhang
Chairman and CEO
CITIC Capital

Ferit Şahenk
Doğuş Group

Darius Adamczyk
Chairman and CEO

Noubar Afeyan
Founder and CEO
Flagship Pioneering

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

hi tech hi touch summit korea june2021

video 1 starts at 42mins 10

chairman 43.20 naisbitt more hi-tech more hi-touch


1hr 11 mins 

1 53.31 ban-ki moon

2 04.21 gordon brown

Nadiem Makarim about 2hr 14 indonesia changes metrics of edu

krishnan gopi 7.10.50 gems

Gordon Brown is the United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education and former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. 

He served as Prime Minister from 2007 to 2010 and is widely credited with preventing a second Great Depression through his stewardship of the 2009 London G20 summit. He hosted the G20 Summit in London where leaders committed to help the world economy through the crisis and restore credit, growth and jobs. 

Previously, he served as Chancellor of the Exchequer from 1997 to 2007, making him the longest-serving Chancellor in modern history.

HHT 2021

major schedule

Lee Joo-ho

Chairman of the Asian Education Association, former Minister of Education, Science and Technology

Lee Joo-ho, former Minister of Education, has been playing the role of a global leader in AI education by advocating HTHT (High Touch High Tech) education, which states that knowledge transfer is AI and that character and creativity education are taught by teachers.

Former Minister Lee serves as a director of the Global Education Finance Committee together with UN Special Envoy Gordon Brown and serves as the chairman of the Asian Education Association. These institutions are hastening to introduce AI education to expand educational opportunities for 700 million underdeveloped and low-income youths around the world. 

In addition, he is leading changes in education through active activities in the world education world, such as the 3ie (International Initiative for Impact Evaluation) director and the Education Workforce Initiative (EWI) chair.

Andrew Steer

President of Bezos Earth Fund

Woochong Um

Managing Director-General of the Asian Development Bank

Woochong Um is appointed Managing Director General, Office of the President (OPR) effective 22 February 2021. Mr. Um is a national of Republic of Korea who holds an MBA in Finance from New York University, and a Bachelor’s degree in computer science from Boston College, United States. Mr. Um has been with ADB for more than 27 years in both operations and non-operations areas, including 11 years in SDCC at the senior staff level. As DG concurrently Chief Compliance Officer, SDCC, since June 2018, he has been leading ADB-wide knowledge management and innovation in various sector and thematic operation areas. He is responsible developing sector and thematic policies, strategies, frameworks, and operational plans, encouraging vibrant sector and thematic communities of practice, and developing new business ideas. Since April 2020, he has been working at the institutional focal point for COVID19 response for ADB. Previously, he was The Secretary for four years. He effectively led OSEC by providing excellent and high-quality support for ADB's governance, while managing ADB's interface with the Board of Directors. Prior to ADB, he worked for Pfizer, Inc and Pitney Bowes in the USA..

Daniel Zhang

Executive Director and Social Responsibility Principal of Broad Group

Daniel Zhang (Zhang Xianming) is an urban architect emphasizing cross-disciplinary design thinking and artistic innovation. He is committed to a high degree of ethical and social responsibility. Daniel created the P8 sustainable community, focusing on the exploration of future urban life and vertical community. This included research and development of possibilities for humanity in the form of shared and cooperative ventures. After graduating from CMU in the United States, Daniel went on to study at TERI University in New Delhi, India, following his mentor, a Nobel Peace Prize winner. Eight months later, he joined Institut Futur, a college of the Free University of Berlin, to explore the numerous possible futures for sustainable cities. Daniel is keen on the work of environmental protection organizations and actively participates in international activities such as The Boao Forum and the Paris Climate Conference.Daniel participated in the WEF round table on green technology innovation. He presented the achievement on green building technology on behalf of BROAD group, along with the group strategic planning on supporting China to achieve carbon peak in 2030 and carbon neutral in 2060. Meanwhile, Daniel had also participated in the energy optimization conference hosted by IEA, explained the action that BROAD group is taking on energy optimization and achievements that had been accomplished by BROAD group on behalf of Chinese entrepreneurs. Introduced the product of BROAD group and the value of energy optimization in terms of protecting earth. Daniel is also the representative of global principle members of B-team.

Tae Yong Jung

Professor at Yonsei University, Director of the Sustainable Development Program at the Ban Ki-moon Foundation for a Better Future

Dr. Tae Yong Jung is a professor at the Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS), Yonsei University, South Korea. He is the director of Sustainable Development Program in the Ban Ki-moon Foundation for the Better Future and the director of Global Partnership, Education Commission Asia (ECA). Before he joined GSIS, He was a professor at the KDI School of Public Policy & Management. Prior to the current position, he was a Principal Climate Change Specialist at the Asian Development Bank. He also worked at World Bank as a senior energy economist. He was the project leader at the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, Japan. He started his professional career at the Korea Energy Economics Institute, after he got Ph. D. He was educated at Seoul National University (BA) and at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (MA and Ph.D.).

Sook Kim

Executive Director of the Ban Ki-moon Foundation for a Better Future, Former Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to the UN

Ambassador Kim Sook served with more than thirty-five years of experience in foreign service and intelligence, with key postings in Washington, D.C., New York, New Delhi, San Francisco, Toronto, and within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) in Korea. He is well regarded for his expertise in Korea-US relations, Inter-Korean relations and the North Korean nuclear issue. Amb. Kim most recently served as the Permanent Representative of the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations from July 2011 to September 2013. Amb. Kim also served as a Co-Chair for the Bureau of the Preparatory Process of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) and President of the Executive Board of the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) in 2012. Amb. Kim was First Deputy Director for the National Intelligence Service (NIS) from 2009, where he worked extensively on national security, including intelligence, preemption of security threats, and regional security issues. Amb. Kim has also served as Special Representative for Korean Peninsula Peace and Security Affairs at MOFAT in Seoul and led the ROK delegation in the Six-Party talks on the North Korean nuclear issue in 2008.

Nadiem Makarim

Minister of Education and Culture, of the Republic of Indonesia

Nadiem Makarim is currently the Minister of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology of the Republic of Indonesia. Prior to the current position, he was a management consultant at McKinsey & Company (2006–2009), co-founder and managing director of Zalora Indonesia (2011–2012), Chief Innovation Officer at Kartuku (2013–2014). In 2010, he co-founded Gojek and served as Chief Executive Officer until 2019. He was educated at Brown University (BA) and at Harvard Business School (MBA).

Hai-young Yun

Managing Director of the International Cooperation & Capacity Building Department at KDI School, of Public Policy and Management

Prof. Hai-young Yun currently serves as the Managing Director of the International Cooperation & Capacity Building Department at KDI School of Public Policy and Management in Sejong, Korea.  The International Cooperation & Capacity Building Department is responsible for designing and implementing non-degree, short-term training programs in the field of development studies for government officials from all over the world. She is the Head of the GDLN Global Secretariat, which has its origins in the World Bank and is a global network of knowledge sharing organizations. She sits on the Regional Board of Directors and Regional Academic Council of the Regional School for Public Policy in Guatemala. As one of the founding members of KDI School, Prof. Yun has accumulated over 20 years of experience in international development training. Prof. Yun holds a graduate degree in public policy and public administration from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and her Bachelor’s Degree from Wellesley College.

Sohee Shin

CEO of Education Commission Asia

Sohee Shin is currently working as CEO of Education Commission Asia (ECA). She had worked at Hyundai Motor Company for more than 10 years in charge of global marketing before changing her career to education to contribute to enriching human life. She is interested in building a broad understanding of humans, and is particularly interested in incorporating differentiated learning processes of the MZ generation into education. She received a master's degree in Higher Education and Student Development from Wheaton College in the United States. At ECA, she worked as PM for the Uruguay HTHT Project and led the HTHT 2021 Conference.

Fernando Valenzuela

Managing Partner of the Global Edtech Impact Alliance

Valenzuela is recognized as one of Latin America's most influential education innovation leaders. Trilingual ES US BR senior executive, Impact investor, entrepreneur, consultant, speaker, edtech venture builder in Latam. Former LATAM CEO/Head.

Christopher Thomas

Director of Partnerships at the Yidan Prize Foundation

Dr Christopher Thomas is the Director of Partnerships at the Yidan Prize Foundation and Social Entrepreneur in Residence at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Education.  He has served in a range of corporate strategy and management roles at the World Bank Group, including Lead Strategy Officer, Advisor to the Managing Director, and Manager of human development programs in Asia and Africa. Dr Thomas played a key role in forging the World Bank’s contributions to the Sustainable Development Goals, United Nations agreements on Financing for Development, and partnerships with the IMF and multilateral development banks. Dr Thomas holds an M.A. in International Affairs from Johns Hopkins University and a Ph.D. in Education from Stanford University.

Michael Crow

President of Arizona State University

Michael Crow is the sixteenth President of Arizona State University, the ”#1 most innovative” school in the nation by U.S. News & World Report (2016-2020). 

He has been an advisor to the U.S. Departments of State, Commerce, and Energy, as well as defence and intelligence agencies. He serves as Chairman of the Board for In-Q-Tel and has advised several nation-states on matters of knowledge enterprise development. 

Under his leadership, ASU has established twenty-five new transdisciplinary schools and launched trailblazing multidisciplinary initiatives including the Biodesign Institute, the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, and important initiatives in the humanities and social sciences.

Young Jun Jang

CEO of Riiid

Young Jun(YJ), Jang is co-founder and CEO of Riiid, a global leader in AI solutions for education founded in 2014. Riiid is first to define the concept of 'AI tutor,’ which offers personalized learning based on deep learning AI technology, and launched an AI tutor solution, 'Santa for TOEIC.’ Embraced by more than two million students, Santa reached No. 1 in sales among education apps in Japan and Korea. Riiid established Riiid Labs, the firm’s global arm based in Silicon Valley, to expand its business globally. Jang serves as a director of the Artificial Intelligence Industry Association in Korea. Previously, Jang co-founded Tapas Media, a comic content mobile platform based where he served as Chief Content Officer. Jang graduated from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.

Elizabeth King

Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, Former Director of Education and Vice President for Human Development at the World Bank

Elizabeth M. King is a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC. She was formerly Vice President for Human Development sectors(2013-2014), and Senior Spokesperson and Professional Head for Global Policy and Strategic Issues related to Education and Human Development(2009-2014) of the World Bank, Washington, DC.

In these positions, she was the professional head for global policy and strategic issues related to education development and human development. She led the development of the World Bank Group’s education strategy for ten years.

Based on these experiences, she has published several research papers and journal articles on topics such as household investments in human capital; the linkages between education, poverty and economic development. She exerts a huge influence on the education of girls and women and education finance. She has also taught special courses in economics at several universities, including in the Philippines, U.S., Japan, and France. She received her Ph.D. in Economics from Yale University.

Eric A. Hanushek

Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution of Stanford University

Eric Hanushek is the Paul and Jean Hanna Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution of Stanford University. He is a recognized leader in the economic analysis of education issues, and his research has had broad influence on education policy in both developed and developing countries. He is the author of numerous widely-cited studies on the effects of class size reduction, school accountability, teacher effectiveness, and other topics. He was the first to research teacher effectiveness by measuring students’ learning gains. This approach formed the conceptual basis for using value-added measures to evaluate teachers and schools, now a widely adopted practice in many countries. His recent book, The Knowledge Capital of Nations: Education and the Economics of Growth summarizes his research establishing the close links between countries’ long-term rates of economic growth and the skill levels of their populations.  On-going research focuses on international variations in student performance and considers what differences in schooling systems lead to country-differences in the skills of people. He has authored or edited twenty-four books along with over 250 articles. He is a Distinguished Graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and completed his Ph.D. in economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Anthony Salcito

Vice President of Worldwide Education at Microsoft

In his role leading the worldwide execution of Microsoft’s vision for education, Anthony Salcito works to help empower educators and inspire students to achieve more. He aims to transform the way we learn with the support of the best technology to help build critical skills for the modern, global workplace.

Prior to taking this role in 2009, Salcito was general manager of education in the United States, supporting schools and universities across the country. During this time, he helped launch the company’s cornerstone education programs. He was also at the center of Microsoft’s involvement in the creation of the School of the Future – a pioneering partnership with the School District of Philadelphia and now the first of many Microsoft Showcase Schools around the world.

Salcito spent his early years at Microsoft architecting high profile product launches for Windows NT and Windows 95. He is involved with a variety of outreach projects; has served on the board of directors for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Western Governors University, Stevens Institute of Technology WebCampus, and currently serves on the boards of the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE), and the European Foundation for Management Development.

Craig Smith

Journalist and host of the podcast Eye on AI

Craig S. Smith is a former foreign correspondent for the New York Times, having reported from more than 40 countries. He served as the Times managing director for China and established the Times’ Chinese language platforms. Since 2017, he has focused exclusively on artificial intelligence and continues to write occasionally for the Times and other publications about AI. He is also a special government employee with the U.S. National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence and is host of the podcast Eye on AI.

Marcelo Perez Alfaro

Lead Education Specialist at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

Marcelo Pérez Alfaro is a Lead Education Specialist at the Interamerican Development Bank. He worked in wide range of countries in the region, like Suriname, Chile, Argentina, Dominican Republic, Paraguay, Ecuador, Brazil and currently in Uruguay, leading the policy dialogue, project design and execution. He also coleads the education digital transformation agenda for Latin America and the Caribbean.

Marcelo has also wide experience in strategic planning and budget in large social programs agencies like the Social Security Board and the Health Care Agency for Pensioners He holds a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard´s Kennedy School of Government de la Universidad de Harvard, a Postgraduate in Economy at the Universidad Di Tella and a Bachelors Degree in Economics from the Universidad Católica Argentina.

 HTHT 2021