John Hecklinger

President and CEO, Global Fund for Children
  • Global Fund for Children
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  • United States of America
Elie Abossèdé

Consultant international communications et gestion des connaissances, Consultdev international

Micheal David

Managing Director, A&G Finance Services Ltd

Hirona Matayoshi

Professor, Yokohama National University International Strategy Organization

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.

Olivier Thévenon

Head, Children's Well-Being Unit, Centre for Well-Being, Inclusion, Sustainability and Equal Opportunity, OECD

Olivier is Head of the Children's Well-Being Unit at the OECD Centre for Well-Being, Inclusion, Sustainability and Equal Opportunity, which among other things is responsible for the Child Well-Being Data Portal. His recent work focuses on child well-being measurement and policies, family and child poverty, services for families and the policy challenges raised by the diversification of family living arrangements. His last publication include: Looking beyond COVID-19: Strengthening the role of family support services; Treating all children equally? Why policies should adapt to evolving family living arrangements; Child poverty in the OECD: Trends, determinants and policies to tackle it; he also contributed to Changing the Odds for Vulnerable.

Wilson N David

HRS OFFICER, Chevron

Ajaogo Onyedika

Researcher , Independent

Kyra Gurney

Communications Officer, Global Fund for Children