Ciaran O'Donnell

Policy and Projects Officer, Eurochild
Sharon Byrne

President, United Nations Association of Santa Barbara

Elizabeth Villagomez

International Consultant and Researcher, VEV Consulting and Research

I am a specialist in applied economics in the areas of budgeting, evaluations, social policy and labour market issues in over 30 developed and developing countries with over 30 years’ experience in LAC and North America, Africa, CEE, CIS, Middle East, Far East and EU countries. I have been economic adviser for the UN on three occasions concentrating on women´s economic and social rights. Since the end of 2002, as founding partner of Almenara Estudios Económicos y Sociales, S.L., I was senior researcher for various reports for the European Parliament and European Commission; and also an international consultant for various UN agencies. I have been Expert for Spain (2003-2008) in the 'Group of non-governmental experts in the fight against poverty and social exclusion' for the European Commission; EU senior gender expert (2009-2011) in the Network of Socio Economic experts in the Discrimination Field; Member of the Scientific Board of External Evaluators of the GENISLAB project (2012-2015), a project on gender budgeting applied in public universities; Expert for Spain in the European Social Fund evaluation network (2011-2012); Skillsnet expert (expert on labour market statistics and analysis of skills and occupations, CEDEFOP (2008-2010).Since 2015 I have returned to consulting for UN Agencies and for the European Institute for Gender Equality. I have also taken courses on business and human rights and on data science. My main interests are in gender equality, future of work, applied data science and researching the damage of multi level marketing firms to consumers, in particular women.

Fun Man Fung

Instructor, National University of Singapore

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.