Jean de La RochebrochardCampaign & Forum Manager, OECD
I am a climate policy researcher with an interest in environmental economics and sustainable development. Currently, I am a fellow at a London-based think tank "Island Innovation". Before that, I worked as a guest researcher at IASS Potsdam for a year with an EU project OceanNETs. I have been a part of several UN conferences as well including COP24 by UNFCCC. I also spoke at the IUCN's first-ever Global Youth Summit in April 2021.
A member of a team of an International Department of Moscow Center of Quality of Education. Our Department Is focusing on both internal and external monitoring of the quality of education, researching and sharing of best world educational practices and projects, presenting Moscow educational projects and innovations to the international partners.
Dr. Fun Man Fung is a Singaporean teaching Chemistry at the National University of Singapore. He was a former Assistant Director of Education at the NUS Institute for Applied Learning Sciences & Education Technology. He is the elected secretary of the International Younger Chemists Network (IYCN). He is passionate about education, mentorship, youth empowerment, and civic engagement.
Fun Man has delivered invited seminars at Stanford University, University of Cambridge, OECD, Sciences Po, University of Hong Kong, Sorbonne Université, etc.
For this passion for teaching and learning, Fun Man was conferred the NUS Annual Digital Education Award, University Annual Teaching Excellence Award, and NUS Faculty Teaching Excellence Award. He is a distinguished recipient of the D2L award Innovation in Teaching and Learning and QS-Wharton STAR Reimagine Education Awards for his effort in innovative teaching and learning approaches.
I worked at the United Nations for 35 years, from Lebanon, to Iraq, to Jordan, to Lebanon again and then to New York. My last post was Under-Secretary General/Executive Director, United Nations Population Fund. After retirement as of 1 Jan 2011, I returned to Saudi Arabia and my last two social responsibility assignments were: Chair, Women 20 (Saudi Arabia 2020) followed by being a Member, Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response, led by Co-Chairs, their Excellencies former President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and former Prime Minister of New Zealand, Helen Clark. We have submitted our report to the World Health Assembly on 25 May 2021. All documents can be accessed at: https://theindependentpanel.org/
Scientific Associate - Ph.D. Candidate, Hellenic Parliament - University of Thessaly
Till January 2015, I have worked as a Social Worker at the National Health Operations Center, Greek Ministry of Health. In 2014 I have accomplished my MSc studies in Health Economics & Management. At the moment I'm enrolling my Ph.D on Thermal, Wellness Tourism and Rehabilitation aspiring to elaborate on the barriers and perspectives regarding the relevant industry in Fthiotida Regional Unity.
Prior to that I have worked as a Social Worker at the European Cultural & Research Center of Athens in collaboration with Municipalities of Zografos and Kessariani, while in the past I have worked either as a Social Worker, or as an Administrative officer in several private Healthcare Units/Long term care units, such as Polyclinic Group, etc.
As of 2012 and according to a Ministerial mandate I was appointed as a Board Member of Interconnected General Hospitals of Lamia - Amfissa - Karpenisi, keeping this position for approximately one and a half year.
As of October 2016 till November 2019 I have been appointed by the Minister of Labor, Social Insurance & Social Solidarity as the Head of the Board of Directors at the Social Welfare Center of the Region of Central Greece (Public Law Legal Entity - Governmental Organisation) which is the main regional-level social care provision services cluster, trying to contribute to the implementation of the Greek Government's strategic plan on social care, foster care, "DI", family care and people with special needs protection.
In parrallel, between the the same period I have been an Alternate Member of the Board of Directors of the first National Adoption & Foster-care Council in accordance to the relevant Ministerial Desicion.
I have also been an elected Member of the BoD at the Hellenic Healthcare Services Association, carrying duties of the Chief Communications Officer, while as of 2017 I am a Member of the European Commission’s SCHEER Committee on Rapid Risk Assessment of Healthcare and Environmental Risks, participating in annual external experts' meetings with focus on public health risks assessment.
Finally, my current professional capacity is linked to the Hellenic Parliament's function, as I'm an MP's Scientific Associate, providing assistance regarding daily institutional obligations, parliamentary control and other activities, while at the same time I'm a Member of the Opposition Party's Social Care & Solidarity Department, due to my experience derived from my tenure in office as a former Head of the BoD at the Social Welfare Center, Central Greece Region, Ministry of Labor & Social Affairs.
Professor Hirona Matayoshi is a Professor in Applied Linguistics at Yokohama National University. She earned her B.A in Political Science at Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, CT and her M.Ed. in Curriculum, Instruction and Technology in Education (Applied Linguistics & TESOL) at the Temple University Graduate School (College of Education) in Philadelphia, USA. Professor Hirona Matayoshi is bilingual in English, Japanese, and Semi-lingual in the Okinawan language (designated as an endangered language by the UNESCO since 2009). Prior to joining the faculty at Yokohama National University, she was an Associate Professor at Osaka Seikei University Department of Global Tourism and Business, she was an Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Language and Culture at Osaka University, a Lecturer at Rikkyo University and Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan. Professor Matayoshi's research centers around 3 themes: The first theme is based upon Bilingual Education that focuses upon the preservation of indigenous languages and culture. The second theme is Applied Linguistics (Curriculum Development) including governmental policies (OECD) architecturally influencing global education. The third theme is using the first and second themes to examine and assist Intangible Heritage volunteer groups to sustain their cultural heritage (language, art, and architecture) through merging all possibilities to promote and reconstruct.