Fun Man Fung

Instructor, National University of Singapore
  • National University of Singapore
  • Singapore
Alexandre Cornet

Former Member, Youthwise, OECD

I'm International Ocean Protection Officer and Whaling Commissioner at the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs. Previously, I worked as Ocean Policy Officer at the WWF European Policy Office, Brussels. My previous professional experiences included South Africa and Hong Kong. I also graduated from the French Navy Reserve officer training. I studies at the Institute of Political Studies of Rennes and the College of Europe in European and international affairs. I am passionate about ocean and polar affairs.

Anila Noor

Ecosystem Builder for Inclusion and Equality, New Women Connectors

Anila Noor is a refugee-activist based in the Netherlands. Noor has diverse experience working with national and international nonprofit organisations and causes namely dealing with peace-building efforts, refugee integration, and education special focus on women rights. She has been active in advocating for refugee resettlement and social/political engagement of refugees in Europe. Anila Noor has initiated New Women Connectors, a movement striving for mainstreaming the unheard voices of migrant and refugee women living across Europe. New Women Connectors is a perspective-shift to the refugee agenda and advocates inclusion than integration as a policy choice. The movement also helps newcomer refugee women to lift their spirits and make something of it. 

She found herself involved in the subjects of forced migration and identity crisis when she had to go through the same experience. Since, she has been working as a refugee social entrepreneur focusing on Forced Migration, Asylum, Refugee Policies and Advocacy for the Rights of Migrants. Noor is currently working on the subject of Receiving Refugees in Urban Settings: Narratives from the European Countries.

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Bruce Stokes

Director, Pew Research Center

Ciaran O'Donnell

Policy and Projects Officer, Eurochild

Ciaran O’Donnell is a Policy and Project Officer at Eurochild, Europe’s premier umbrella network for children’s rights. At Eurochild he is responsible for coordinating research & policy projects that underpin Eurochild’s EU advocacy, primarily in the areas of children in alternative care and inequality in education.

Through his work, Ciaran supports Eurochild to shift the chess-pieces of European policymaking to improve the lives of society's most vulnerable children. He does through mobilising expertise across Europe, building Eurochild’s evidence base on key issues for children including poverty, alternative care and education, and represents the organisation at international expert fora, including with EU, CoE, UN and international civil society.

Willemien Bax

Head, OECD Forum, OECD

Willemien Bax is currently Head of the OECD Forum, the Organisation's largest annual public event. Ms Bax, a Dutch national, has over 20 years of experience in public affairs, working with governments, as well as non-governmental organisations and the private sector. Prior to joining the OECD, from 2001 to beginning 2010, Ms Bax worked with the European Consumers Organisation (BEUC) as Deputy Director-General where she oversaw BEUC’s public affairs and media relations strategies in a number of public policy areas ranging from transparency and governance to food, environment, health, economic and legal affairs. In 2004, she initiated a training programme financed by the European Commission, for all consumer organisations in the EU, as well as potential EU-candidate countries. The training focused on giving consumer organisations the tools to develop effective public affairs and communication strategies. In 2009, in her capacity as European Chair of the Trans Atlantic Consumer Dialogue, she contributed to debates on major international public policy issues such as financial regulation, innovation and energy efficiency.
Dorothee Allain-Dupré & Isabelle Chatry and Sean Dougherty & Camila Vammalle

Regional Development Policy Committee & Fiscal Network, OECD

Dorothée Allain-Dupré is Deputy Head of the Economic Analysis, Statistics and Multi-level Governance Division of the OECD Centre for SMEs, Entrepreneurship, Regions and Cities. She oversees the programme of work on multi-level governance, decentralisation, public investment and subnational finance. Email: /// Isabelle Chatry is Senior Policy Analyst, Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities, OECD. Her current work focuses on multi-level governance, decentralization and sub-national public finance. Email: /// Sean Dougherty is Senior Advisor and Head of Secretariat for the Network on Fiscal Relations, where he gives policy advice on fiscal federalism, productivity and inclusive growth. The OECD’s Fiscal Network shares best practices on fiscal relations across levels of government and examines related public policies. Email: /// Camila Vammalle has ten years' experience at the OECD, where she has been contributing the Network on Fiscal Relations across Levels of Government. She has worked in different fields such as public governance, fiscal federalism, sub-national public finances and in particular sub-national debts and fiscal rules for sub-national governments, public budgeting and fiscal sustainability of health systems. Email: ///
Enrico Letta

Dean, Paris School of International Affairs, Sciences Po

Andreas Schleicher

Director, Education and Skills, OECD

Andreas Schleicher is Director for Education and Skills, and Special Advisor on Education Policy to the Secretary-General at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris. As a key member of the OECD Senior Management team, Mr. Schleicher supports the Secretary-General’s strategy to produce analysis and policy advice that advances economic growth and social progress. He promotes the work of the Directorate for Education and Skills on a global stage and fosters co-operation both within and outside the OECD. In addition to policy and country reviews, the work of the Directorate includes the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), the OECD Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC), the OECD Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS), and the development and analysis of benchmarks on the performance of education systems (INES). Before joining the OECD, Mr. Schleicher was Director for Analysis at the International Association for Educational Achievement (IEA). He studied Physics in Germany and received a degree in Mathematics and Statistics in Australia. He is the recipient of numerous honours and awards, including the “Theodor Heuss” prize, awarded in the name of the first president of the Federal Republic of Germany for “exemplary democratic engagement”. He holds an honorary Professorship at the University of Heidelberg.