Youngsuk 'YS' Chi

YSChiChairman of Elsevier

Youngsuk ‘YS’ Chi is an international businessman and a global thought leader in the publishing, education and information solutions industries. As Chairman of Elsevier, he works directly with key stakeholders in government, academia and industry to support over 30 million scientists, students and health information professionals. In his role as Director of Corporate Affairs for RELX, Elsevier’s parent company, he is responsible for government affairs, corporate communications and corporate responsibility across all four of the group’s market segments. Based in London and New York, Chi travels extensively to engage with scientific research communities, deliver thought leadership on key trends and advise stakeholders, boards and groups across industries. Chi serves as Distinguished Visiting Professor at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). Chi is also an independent director of Ingram Industries Inc. (Nashville, USA) and is involved in numerous educational, artistic and charitable organizations including Princeton University, the Ban Ki-Moon Foundation and the Korea Society.

Elizabeth Pollitzer

Dr Elizabeth Pollitzer Director, Portia Ltd, UK; founder, Gender Summit

Elizabeth Pollitzer, (PhD (InfSc), BSc (Bio/Phys)) is the founder and  director of Portia, which set up the Gender Summit in 2011 and has co-convened  each summit since then.  She is expert evaluator and adviser for the European  Commission, and is involved in several EU projects.  Elizabeth Pollitzer PhD is founder and Director of Portia, an organization devoted to improving gender equality in STEM and promoting the inclusion of the gender dimension in STEM. She has 20 years’ experience teaching and researching in the Departments of Computing and Management at Imperial College, University of London. Her original training was in Biophysics. She now applies this scientific background to her work as director of Portia. Portia was the coordinator of the genSET project, the Gender Summits were established as part of the genSET project.

Heisook Lee


Principal Research Fellow, Center for Gendered Innovations in Science and Technology Research(GISTeR) and Professor Emeritus, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea

Having served as the founding president of the Center for WISET (Women in Science, Engineering and Technology) until Mach 2016, Professor Heisook Lee moved to GISTeR to focus on Gendered Innovations research in STEM fields. Professor Lee was a co-organizer of the Gender Summit Asia Pacific in 2015. She received her B.S. M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Mathematics from Ewha Womans University, Korea, the University of British Columbia and Queen’s University, Canada, in 1971, 1974 and 1978 respectively. She worked at Universitat Regensburg, Germany, as a postdoctoral fellow, and was later appointed Professor of Mathematics at Ewha Womans University in Seoul Korea. Professor Lee was Dean of the College of Natural Sciences, and Dean of Research affairs at Ewha between 1997 and 2001. She served as Dean of the Graduate School from 2006 to 2008. Professor Lee served as the founding Editor of Communications of the Korean Mathematical Society from 1986 to 1988 and as Chief Editor of the Journal of the Korean Mathematical Society from 1994 to 1996.
She also served as the founding director of the WISE Center in Korea between 2001 and 2010. HRD in STEM fields has been her main research interest. She also served as president of the Korea Federation of Women Scientists associations from 2006 to 2007. She was a member of Presidential Advisory Council on Science & Technology and National Science &Technology Commission.

Holly J. Falk-Krzesinski

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Vice President, Research Intelligence on the Global Strategic Networks team at Elsevier.

Holly J. Falk-Krzesinski, PhD, is the Vice President, Research Intelligence on the Global Strategic Networks team at Elsevier. Her key role is building and maintaining long term relationships with research institutions and funders, giving voice to research leaders at those organizations within Elsevier to help the business deliver the most impactful solutions to support research globally. Dr. Falk-Krzesinski focuses on how insights from data and analytics guide strategic planning for research institutions, funders, and science policy organizations and her engagement activities include building partnerships around gender diversity and equity issues. Actively involved in promoting women leaders in STEM, Dr. Falk-Krzesinski is co-chair of the Gender Working Group at Elsevier and co-author on Elsevier’s two global gender reports. She also previously served as the editor-in-chief of the AWIS Magazine. Prior to joining Elsevier, Holly was a faculty member and administrator at Northwestern University. Notably, there she launched the Chicago Collaboration for Women in STEM and the Navigating the Professoriate and Beyond Tenure programs in support of career advancement for women faculty members in STEM fields.

Ylann Schemm


Director of the Elsevier Foundation

Ylann Schemm drives the Elsevier Foundation’s programmatic focus on advancing diversity in science, building research capacity in developing countries, global health and embedding technology for development across the portfolio. For over a decade, Ylann ran the Foundation’s New Scholars program which supports projects to help early- to mid-career women scientists balance family responsibilities with demanding academic careers and addressed the attrition rate of talented women scientists.  She currently also serves as Director of External Partnerships within Elsevier's Global Communications group, developing in depth corporate collaborations focusing on technology and the SDGs and co-chairs the communications group for Research4Life, a UN-pan publisher access program working to bridge the digital divide.  Ylann is both American and Dutch and holds an MA in Film & Television Studies from the University of Amsterdam and a BA, magna cum laude in English from Amherst College.

Miyoko O. Watanabe

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Executive Director and Director of Office for Diversity and Inclusiveness; Chair, Gender Summit 10 Asia-Pacific

Dr. Miyoko O. Watanabe serves at Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) as Executive Director and Director of Office for Diversity and Inclusiveness. She has a long experience of research in semiconductor physics at Toshiba R&D Center in Japan, and she conducted her physics research as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Dalhousie University, Canada, from 1986 to 1988 and as a Visiting Researcher at Nanoscale Physics Research Laboratory at the University of Birmingham, U.K., in 1997. Returning to Toshiba, she served there at different positions, including that of Executive Quality Leader at Innovation Division in the headquarters.She has also been Council Member of Science Council of Japan (SCJ) since 2011, and Vice-president of SCJ in charge of science and society since October 2017. She worked as Chair of Committee on Comprehensive and Synthetic Engineering in SCJ from 2014 to 2017. Dr. Watanabe has been a member of Specialist Committee on Priority Policy in Council for Gender Equality of Cabinet Office of Japan since 2014. She was the chair of both Science Agora in 2015 and 2016 and Gender Summit 10 in Tokyo in 2017. She was also appointed STEM girls ambassador by Cabinet office in June, 2018, and has been active to promote STEM girls activity.

Hee-Young Paik


Director of the Center for Gendered Innovations in Science and Technology Research(GISTeR), Korea Federation of Women’s Science and Technology Associations(KOFWST) in Korea and Professor Emeritus of Seoul National University

Dr. Hee-Young Paik currently serves as the Director of the Center for Gendered Innovations in Science and Technology Research(GISTeR), Korea Federation of Women’s Science and Technology Associations(KOFWST) in Korea and Professor Emeritus of Seoul National University. Dr. Paik received Doctor of Science in Nutrition from Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, Massachusettes, USA. After receiving doctoral degree, she worked as a faculty member at Sookmyung Women’s University and then at Seoul National University in Korea until February 2016. She worked in various professional organizations serving various roles including Presidents of the Korean Home Economics Association in 2013, the Korean Nutrition Society in 2015, and the Korea Federation of Women’s Science and Technology Associations in 2014-2016. She was the Chair of the the Korean DRIs Committee during 2002-2005, when the Dietary Reference Intakes for Koreans were newly developed in Korea. She was a member of the IUNS Council in 2005-2009, and received several honors including Excellent Research Awards in Science (2005), National Honor for High Achievements in Science (2008), and Asia-Pacific Clinical Nutrition Award (2009) and Blue Ribbon National Medal for Public Service (2012). Dr. Paik served as the Minister of Gender Equality and Family, Republic of Korea, 2009-2011.

Christine Lins

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Executive Director of GWNET, the Global Women’s Network for the Energy Transition

Christine Lins works as Executive Director of GWNET, the Global Women’s Network for the Energy Transition, which aims at empowering women in the sustainable energy sector. Furthermore, she runs her own consultancy and is Member of the Board of Directors of ISES, the International Solar Energy Society. From July 2011 until March 2018, Christine Lins acted as Executive Secretary of REN21, the Renewable Energy Policy Network of the 21st Century, headquartered at UNEP, the United Nations Environment Programme in Paris/France.Between 2001 and 2011, Ms. Lins served as Secretary General of the European Renewable Energy Council. Previously, she worked in a regional energy agency in Austria promoting energy efficiency and renewable energy sources.Ms. Lins holds a Masters degree in international economics and applied languages. She has more than 23 years of working experience in the field of renewable energy sources and energy efficiency.

David Griggs

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Adjunct Professor of Sustainable Development at Monash University in Australia and an Honorary Professor at Warwick University in the UK

David is an adjunct Professor of Sustainable Development at Monash University in Australia and an Honorary Professor at Warwick University in the UK. From 2016 to 2018 David established and was Director of the Warwick Institute for Global Sustainable Development. From 2007 to 2015 David was Director of the Monash Sustainability Institute (MSI) which aims to deliver solutions to key sustainability challenges. In November 2008 he established and became CEO of the newly created ClimateWorks Australia (CWA), an independent research-based non-profit organisation committed to catalysing greenhouse gas emissions reductions. Previous positions he held included UK Met Office Deputy Chief Scientist, Director of the Hadley Centre for Climate Change, and Head of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) scientific assessment unit. He is a past vice-chair of the World Climate Research Programme. David was involved in the development of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), representing the Science and Technology Major Group in the SDG negotiations at the UN and publishing two papers in Nature on the SDGs, one of which has received over 1500 citations.David was awarded the Vilho Vaisala award (World Meteorological Organization) in 1992 and a 2014 WME Leaders List Award which honours individuals who have provided extraordinary environment leadership.

Londa Schiebinger

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John L. Hinds Professor of History of Science at Stanford University, and Director of EU/US Gendered Innovations in Science, Health & Medicine, Engineering, and Environment

Londa Schiebinger is the John L. Hinds Professor of History of Science at Stanford University, and Director of EU/US Gendered Innovations in Science, Health & Medicine, Engineering, and Environment. She is a leading international expert on gender in science and technology and has addressed the United Nations on the topic of “Gender, Science, and Technology.” She is an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the recipient of numerous prizes and awards, including the prestigious Alexander von Humboldt Research Prize and Guggenheim Fellowship. Her global project, Gendered Innovations, harnesses the creative power of sex, gender, and intersectional analysis to enhance excellence and reproducibility in science and technology.

Sarah Huggett

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Head of Analytical Services APAC at Elsevier

Sarah Huggett is Head of Analytical Services APAC at Elsevier, based in Singapore. She leads a group providing consultative services to government agencies, funding bodies, policy makers, and research institutions planning for the future. Her team analyses research performance to offer insights and recommendations to research leaders. Sarah’s first job at Elsevier, in Research & Academic Relations in Oxford, UK, gave her expertise in using data to inform strategic planning. She has a particular interest in new developments in research evaluation, such as measures of attention and engagement. After completing a Bachelor’s then Master’s degrees at the University of Grenoble, France, Sarah moved to the UK to teach French at the University of Oxford, prior to joining Elsevier in 2006.

Rabia Ferroukhi

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Director of Knowledge, Policy and Finance Centre

Dr. Rabia Ferroukhi joined IRENA in 2011. She is currently the Director of the Knowledge, Policy and Finance Centre where she oversees the Agency’s work on knowledge, policy and finance, including: efforts to produce up-to-date and authoritative renewable energy data and information; analysis to identify best practice in renewable energy policies and finance; and advice and support to countries, tailoring policy and investment analysis to renewables deployment in the field. Dr. Ferroukhi brought to this position over 20 years of experience in the fields of energy, development and environment. She worked in both public and private sectors, including with governments in the Middle-East and North Africa, energy companies in the Mediterranean region and the GCC, and international institutions. Dr. Ferroukhi holds a Masters in Applied Economics and a Ph.D. in Economics from the American University in Washington DC.

Jonathan Dawes


Professor, Deputy Director, Centre for Networks and Collective Behaviour, University of Bath, UK

Jonathan Dawes is Professor of Applied Mathematics at the University of Bath, UK. His research spans a wide range of mathematical modelling projects involving dynamical systems, fluid and solid mechanics, and network science. His academic projects involve many research partners, from British Telecom to UNICEF. From 2015 – 2020 he was Director of Bath’s Institute for Mathematical Innovation (IMI), which cultivates novel collaborations between mathematicians and natural and social scientists. He currently Chair’s the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council’s Strategic Advisory Team for the Mathematical Sciences, and is a member of the Advisory Board for the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Safer Complex Systems Programme.

Katrin Groth

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Scientist for the BMBF-funded project INGER (INtegrating Gender into Environmental health Research) 

Katrin Groth joined the German Environment Agency as a scientist for the BMBF-funded project INGER (INtegrating Gender into Environmental health Research) in November 2017. She concentrates her research on human biomonitoring and gender and has theoretical and practical knowledge in data handling and data analysis. In the past she collected experiences in data processing and communication in the public health sector and worked in the longitudinal data field with the focus on inequalities and capabilities. She holds a Diploma in Economics and a Master of Science in Statistics.

So Young Kim

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Director of the Korea Policy Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (KPC4IR) and the Project Coordinator of the Establishment of Kenya KAIST Project

Prof. So Young Kim is the Director of the Korea Policy Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (KPC4IR) and the Project Coordinator of the Establishment of Kenya KAIST Project. She received the B.A. and M.A. from Seoul National University and Ph.D. from Northwestern University with Fulbright Scholarship. As the former head of the KAIST Graduate School of Science, Technology, and Policy, Prof. Kim led or advised large-scale S&T policy programs on R&D funding, S&T workforce policy, science-based ODA, and the governance of emerging technologies. Prof. Kim is currently serving as the Chair of the Science and Diplomacy Committee of Korea Federation of S&T Associations, the Director of the Policy Institute of Korea Women’s Federation of S&T Associations, and the Co-Representative of the Citizen Coalition for Scientific Society, the largest citizen group for S&T promotion in South Korea. As a public intellectual, she has served numerous committees of government ministries including the Ministry of Economy and Finance, the Ministry of Science and ICT, the Ministry of Education, and the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family. She also served on the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Councils as well as on the Advisory Panel of the Institute for Public Understanding of Risk of the National University of Singapore.

Eun Mee Kim

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Professor, Graduate School of International Studies; Director, Ewha Global Health Institute for Girls & Women;Ewha Womans University

Eun Mee Kim (Ph.D.) is Professor in the Graduate School of International Studies and Director of the Ewha Global Health Institute for Girls at Ewha Womans University in Seoul, South Korea. Her research focus has been on economic and social development of developing countries, starting from her own country of South Korea since the 1960s from extreme poverty to now a donor of development cooperation. Her research has shifted to how South Korea as a relatively new donor has responded to developing countries with a unique blend of the ownership needs of the developing countries and South Korea’s own experience as a recipient of foreign aid during the post-colonial and post-war periods. Her research has now expanded to global public health with a particular focus on women and children, with girls as the most vulnerable yet with the greatest empowerment potential. This research has been supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation since 2013. She was appointed by the UN Secretary General as one of 15 scientists in the world to work on the Global Sustainable Development Report 2019, which was presented at the UN General Assembly in September 2019 with the title, The Future is Now: Science for Achieving Sustainable Development.

Carlotta M. Arthur

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Director of the Henry Luce Foundation’s Clare Boothe Luce (CBL) Program

Carlotta M. Arthur, Ph.D, is Director of the Henry Luce Foundation’s Clare Boothe Luce (CBL) Program, the most significant source of private support for women in STEM higher education in the United States. In addition, she provides strategic leadership in identifying initiatives with the potential to transform U.S. STEM higher education. Prior to joining Luce in 2012, Carlotta directed the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship and Diversity Initiatives Programs at the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Carlotta is an Engineer and a Psychologist, earning a B.S. in Metallurgical Engineering from Purdue University, a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology (Psychophysiology) from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. She then completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Health Disparities at the Harvard School of Public Health. Carlotta served as an Assistant Professor at Meharry Medical College, and as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine. A Licensed Psychologist, she is a trustee of the Helene Fuld College of Nursing in Harlem, New York; sits on a U.S. Council on Competitiveness, National Commission on Innovation and Competitiveness Frontiers Working Group; and is a member of the Society of Women Engineers Research Advisory Committee.

Cláudia S. Sarrico

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Project manager of the project on Reducing the Precarity of Research Careers of the Global Science Forum at the OECD

Cláudia S. Sarrico is currently the project manager of the project on Reducing the Precarity of Research Careers of the Global Science Forum at the OECD. She was a lead analyst of Resourcing Higher Education, the project manager of the School Resources Review, and the lead analyst of Benchmarking Higher Education System Performance. Previously, she was an associate professor at ISEG Lisbon School of Economics and Management, University of Lisbon, and a senior researcher at the Centre for Research on Higher Education Policies. In 2014/15, she was a visiting fellow of the Warwick Business School. She holds a degree in Industrial Engineering and Management from the University of Aveiro (Erasmus Scholarship at Université de Lyon III, France and Commett Scholarship at Universität Freiburg, Germany), and PhD in Industrial and Business Studies from Warwick Business School. She has served as an advisor to the Board of Portuguese Research Funding Council (FCT), an advisor in the Office of Studies and Analysis of the Agency for Assessment and Accreditation of Higher Education, and worked as an assistant professor at the University of Aveiro. She was also a consultant in the operational and statistical research group at Royal Mail Consulting and a scientist at the Supply Chain Management Unit of Unilever Research. She did her final degree project at FhG-ISE, Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems, Freiburg, Germany.

Shalva Weil

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Senior Researcher at the School of Education at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Shalva Weil D.Phil is a graduate of the L.S.E. and Sussex University, UK. She is Senior Researcher at the School of Education at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. In 2018 she was GIAN Distinguished Professor at JNU, New Delhi. She has published over 100 articles in scientific journals, edited books (Routledge, OUP, Marg, Magnes, Palgrave-Macmillan and more) and runs a women’s empowerment project for migrants from FSU in Israel’s slums. From 2013-2017, Prof. Weil served as Chair of the Cost Action IS1206 on Femicide Across Europe, heading a Management Committee from 30 countries. During 2015-6, she addressed the Parliaments of Portugal, Spain and Italy, and was invited to three UN meetings on femicide in Bangkok, New York and Vienna. In 2018, she co-edited the book Femicide across Europe (Bristol University Press, Policy). Her publications include Special Issue on femicide in Current Sociology, 2016; “Failed Femicides among Migrant Survivors” Qualitative Sociology Review (QSR), 2016; “Femicide of Girls in Contemporary India” Ex Aequo, 2016; Special Issue on Researching Femicide from a Qualitative Perspective in QSR, 2017; articles on femicide of elderly women, and orphans of femicide in Israel, in United Nations Studies Association, 2019; “Coronavirus and Femicide” in European Sociologist, 2020.

Sun-Young Rieh

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Professor in the Department of Architecture, University of Seoul, Korea

Sun-Young Rieh is a Professor in the Department of Architecture, University of Seoul, Korea. She is also a registered architect in both Korea and the USA. Rieh studied architecture in Seoul National University and earned an M. Arch degree from the University of California, Berkeley. She received Arch.D degree from the University of Hawaii. Her research expertise includes sustainable environment, gendered urbanism and educational environments. She is the author of “Creating a Sense of Place in School Environments (2020) and “Boom or Bust?: The Future of Buildings in Teheran-ro District after the Gangnam Building Boom in Seoul”(2019). She has co-authored various books including “Global Planning Innovations for Urban Sustainability” (2018) and “2030 Seoul Plan Gender Analysis” (2013). She led the research on ’Women -Friendly City Seoul’ and ‘Women- Friendly Special District Design, City of Sejong’. Her current research project includes ‘Community design empowering seniors for aging in place’.
She was the Fulbright visiting scholar at University of Hawaii (2007) and a visiting researcher at Delft University of Technology (2017). She served as a board member for AIK(Architectural Institute of Korea), KIA(Korean Institute of Architects). Currently she is a member of urban planning committee for Seoul Metropolitan Government.

Takako Izumi

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Associate professor at Tohoku University’s International Research Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS)

Takako Izumi is an associate professor at Tohoku University’s International Research Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS), working on global frameworks and strategies for disaster risk reduction (DRR). Her research focuses on international humanitarian assistance and DRR initiatives at the local and community levels. Izumi is concurrently serving as director of the Multi-hazards Program, started in 2013 by the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU), a consortium of 55 leading research institutions. The Multi-hazards Program runs public workshops and a summer school for members aimed at addressing the threat of frequent natural disasters in the infamous Ring of Fire - the seismically active belt of volcanoes and tectonic plate boundaries that fringes the Pacific basin. Before joining Tohoku University, Izumi spent 15 years working with NGOs and various agencies within the United Nations, including UN Habitat, Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), Office of the Recovery Coordinator for Ache and Nias (UNORC) and Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR). In May 2015, she was appointed to the UNISDR Asian Academia, Scientific and Research Advisory Group (ASTAAG) to support the efforts of governments and stakeholders in the implementation of the Sendai Framework for DRR. She holds Ph.D. in Global Environmental Study from Kyoto University, Japan.

Rajib Shaw

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Professor in the Graduate School of Media and Governance in Keio University, Japan

Rajib Shaw is a professor in the Graduate School of Media and Governance in Keio University, Japan. He is also the Senior Fellow of Institute of Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) Japan, and the Chairperson of SEEDS Asia and CWS Japan, two Japanese NGOs. He is also co-founder of a Delhi (India) based social entrepreneur startup Resilience Innovation Knowledge Academy (RIKA). Earlier, he was the Executive Director of the Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) and was a Professor in Kyoto University. His expertise includes disaster governance, community-based disaster risk management, climate change adaptation, urban risk management, and disaster and environmental education. Professor Shaw was the Chair of the United Nations Science Technology Advisory Group (STAG) for disaster risk reduction; and also the Co-chair of the Asia Science Technology Academic Advisory Group (ASTAAG). He is also the CLA (Coordinating Lead Author) for Asia chapter of IPCC’s 6th Assessment Report. He is the editor-in-chief of the Elsevier’s journal “Progress in Disaster Science”, and series editor of a Springer book series on disaster risk reduction. Prof. Shaw has published more than 45 books and over 300 academic papers and book chapters.

Jocalyn Clark

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Executive Editor of The Lancet based in London UK

Dr Jocalyn Clark is an Executive Editor of The Lancet based in London UK. Previously Jocalyn was Executive Editor at the public health research organisation icddr,b and the Journal of Population, Health, and Nutrition in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Senior Editor at PLOS Medicine, and Assistant Editor at The BMJ (British Medical Journal). She serves as a scientific advisor to the INDEPTH Network of health surveillance systems, Global Health 5050, and WomenLift Health, and is an appointed member of the governance council of the CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). In 2014 she was named among the top 100 women leaders in global health and in 2018 she founded the first-ever Canadian Women in Global Health (#CWIGH) List. Jocalyn holds a BSc in biochemistry & microbiology, and a MSc and PhD in public health sciences (with gender studies), the latter for which she was a Canadian Institutes of Health Research fellow. Jocalyn is an adjunct professor of medicine at the University of Toronto and an elected fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.

Rebecca Blum

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Senior analyst at Nordic Centre for Gender in Military Operations

Rebecca Blum is the senior analyst at Nordic Centre for Gender in Military Operations. She leads the analysis in current security and defence policy, and the global security environment, and its relation to the international Agenda on Women, Peace and Security and Gender Perspective in Military Operations. Rebecca leads the work with NCGM’s task as NATO Department Head for Gender in Military Operations and as such oversees developments in the discipline. She has a degree in Peace and Conflict Studies and anthropology. Rebecca has served with the UN and has been working in the field on Security Sector Reform primarily in sub-Saharan Africa. Rebecca has also worked for the European Parliament with security and political analysis. In addition, Rebecca holds a degree in mediation and conflict resolution.

Hyung-Ju Kim

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Director-General of the Green Technology Center (GTC), Korea

Dr. Hyung-Ju Kim is the Director-General of the Green Technology Center (GTC), Korea. GTC is one of twenty-five government research institutes under the Korean Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT), the Korean focal point for the UNFCCC Technology Mechanism. Dr. Kim has been leading the Center’s core work on climate technology R&D policy research, global technology cooperation on the basis of developing countries’ needs and matching these to Korean expertise, as well as financial resources. In addition, he has been leading a number of global technology cooperation projects with developing countries, endorsed by UN and other international organizations. Dr. Kim holds a Doctoral degree in Mechanical and Production Engineering from the Technical University Berlin in Germany and worked as a research fellow at the Center for Sustainable Systems at the University of Michigan in the United States. He also worked as a Principal Consultant in Sustainability Consulting Team at Samsung SDS before joining the GTC. Dr. Kim has been serving in various advisory roles such as being a trainer, a reviewer and an expert panelist for international cooperation organizations.

Chaewoon Oh

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Principal Researcher at the Division of Policy Research of the Green Technology Center (GTC), Korea

Dr. Chaewoon Oh is a Principal Researcher at the Division of Policy Research of the Green Technology Center (GTC), a government-funded research institute under the Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT) in Korea. At GTC, she has been leading numerous research projects on technology-related international institutions that govern global climate technology cooperation under the UNFCCC. She received a B.A. from Korea University, a B.E. from Korea National Open University, and a M.A. in international relations and a Ph.D. in international studies from Waseda University. Her research focuses on international relations and international institutions & organizations in the field of global environmental politics, particularly in the issue area of climate change and international technology transfer.

Dorothy Nyambi

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President and CEO of Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA)

Dr. Dorothy Nyambi is the President and CEO of Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA), a non-profit organization with a mission to create business solutions to poverty around the world. Dr. Nyambi holds a Doctor of Medicine Degree from the University of Yaoundé, Cameroon and has done extensive research on capacity building, advancing gender equality in developing countries, and innovation economies around the world. She is a current member of The Association of Women’s Rights in Development and the American Evaluation Association, among others. Beginning her career as a medical doctor, Dr. Nyambi later moved into the field of international development. Prior to joining MEDA, she was Executive Vice President of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) and worked for organizations like the U.S. Peace Corps, World Health Organization and USAID. Dr. Nyambi is an advocate for blended finance initiatives in the international development sector and a champion of women’s rights around the world. Her experiences in the field have confirmed that entrepreneurship is a powerful way to alleviate poverty and empower sustainable communities.

Myongsook Susan Oh

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Department of Chemical Engineering, Hongik University, Korea

Myongsook Oh is a professor of Chemical Engineering Department at Hongik University in Seoul. She obtained a B.S. degree in chemical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, and a Sc. D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Before joining Hongik University, Dr. Oh was associated with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and Texaco, Inc in the U.S. Starting from her Sc. D. thesis on softening coal pyrolysis, she worked on the conversion of fossil fuels for over 30 years, concentrating on the transformation of ashes. The other area that Dr. Oh devotes her efforts is to develop women in engineering programs and educational contents. She authored several articles on engineering education for female students as well as research papers. She is also very active in the professional societies. Currently, she is the chair of the Board of Women in Science, Engineering & Technology (WISET) Centre, president of the Korean Society for Engineering Education, a former president of Women in Science, Engineering, and Technology in Korea, and a former vice president of International Federation of Engineering Education Societies. She is a member of the National Academy of Engineering of Korea (NAEK).

Rosemary Morgan

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Assistant Scientist at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in the Department of International Health

Rosemary Morgan, PhD, is an Assistant Scientist at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in the Department of International Health. She has expertise in gender, gender analysis, and intersectionality. She is a co-PI on a project exploring the gendered effects of COVID-19 in Bangladesh, Kenya, Nigeria, DRC, and Brazil supported by the Gates Foundation, an advisor on a CIHR funded project exploring the gendered effects of COVID-19 in Canada, the UK, China, and Hong Kong, and co-coordinates a Gender and COVID-19 Working Group. In addition, Dr Morgan currently leads the Sex and Gender Analysis Core for the NIH funded Sex and Age Differences in Immunity to Influenza (SADII) project and works as a Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) advisor for the UK Partnerships for Health Systems programme (UKPHS).

Jemilah Mahmood

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Special Advisor of the Prime Minister of Malaysia on Public Health

Tan Sri Dr. Jemilah Mahmood is the Special Advisor of the Prime Minister of Malaysia on Public Health since April 2020. She is a renowned humanitarian, well known for her role as founder of the medical NGO MERCY Malaysia in 1999. She recently returned to Malaysia having been the Under Secretary General for Partnerships at the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) since January 2016. Dr. Mahmood was the Chief of the World Humanitarian Summit secretariat at the United Nations in New York, and her previous appointments include Chief of the Humanitarian Response Branch at UNFPA; Senior Fellow at Khazanah Nasional Berhad in Malaysia’s Khazanah Research and Investment Strategy Division, and Senior Visiting Research Fellow at the Humanitarian Futures Programme at Kings College in London. From 2006-2009, she was one of 16 members appointed by United Nations Secretary-General to the Advisory Group of the Central Emergency Response Fund.