YIDAN PRIZE SUMMIT 2018
10 DECEMBER¦HONG KONG

YIDAN PRIZE SUMMIT 2018

10 december 2018 hongkong
YIDAN PRIZE SUMMIT 2018
10 DECEMBER 2018 HONG KONG
HONG KONG CONVENTION AND EXHIBITION CENTRE
GRAND HYATT HONG KONG
Mrs Graça MACHEL
Child Rights Advocate and Humanitarian

Graça MACHEL is an African stateswoman whose decades long professional and public life is rooted in Mozambique's struggle for self-rule and international advocacy for women and children's rights. She is a former freedom fighter in Mozambique's FRELIMO movement and that country's first Minister of Education. In the years following her tenure in government, MACHEL produced a ground-breaking UNICEF report "The Impact of Armed Conflict on Children" that changed the way the United Nations and member states respond in conflict zones. Since then, she has worked tirelessly in support of global health, child welfare, and women's rights and empowerment. MACHEL works through several regional and international development bodies to accelerate social transformation. She is a founding member of The Elders, and played a key role in establishing Girls Not Brides. She is a member of the UN Secretary-General's Sustainable Development Goals Advocacy Group and sits on the High-Level Steering Group for Every Woman Every Child.

MACHEL lends her expertise to a number of organizations in a governance role. She serves as Board Chair of the Africa Child Policy Forum, Board Chair of the African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes, as well as Executive Chair of the Mandela Institute for Development Studies. MACHEL is a Board Member of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation and Education Above All. She is Board Chair Emeritus for the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (PMNCH) and is a UNICEF Young People's Agenda Global Advisory Board Member. She also sits on the Jack Ma Netpreneur Advisory Board. Additionally, she is the Chancellor of the University of Cape Town, Chancellor of the African Leadership University and the President of SOAS.

MACHEL has created three non-governmental organizations in her own right. She founded and serves as President of the Foundation for Community Development and the Zizile Institute for Child Development. She founded the Graça MACHEL Trust in 2010 where she focuses on advocating for women's economic and financial empowerment, food security and nutrition, education for all, as well as good governance. Among numerous awards, MACHEL has received the United Nations' Nansen Refugee Award in recognition of her long-standing humanitarian work.In 1997, she was made an honorary Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire. In 2018, she was awarded the World Health Organization's highest honour, the WHO Gold Medal, for her enormous contributions to the health and wellbeing of women, children and adolescents. Graça MACHEL has dedicated her life to improving the fate of women and children, inspiring hope, and building a more just and equitable world for us all.

OUR SPEAKERS
The Rt Hon Gordon BROWN
UN Special Envoy for Global Education; Former Prime Minister and Chancellor of the Exchequer
Professor Anant AGARWAL
Yidan Prize for Education Development Laureate 2018; Founder and CEO, edX
Mr Tom BLACKWELL
CEO & Co-founder of EM
Mr Ronnie C. CHAN
Chairman, Hang Lung Properties Limited
Dr Charles CHEN Yidan
Founder, the Yidan Prize
Mr CHI Yufeng
Founder and Chairman of Hongen Education and Technology Co., Founder and Chairman of Perfect World Group
Mr Simon COX
Emerging Markets Editor at The Economist
Dr Jacob (Yaki) DAYAN
Founder & CEO, EdTech Israel
Ms Yaneth GIHA
Former Minister of Education, Colombia
Mr Alvin GRAYLIN
China President, HTC
Professor Larry HEDGES
Yidan Prize for Education Research Laureate 2018; Chair of the Department of Statistics, Northwestern University
Dr Julian HUPPERT
Director, Intellectual Forum, Jesus College, Cambridge
Mr Clive LEE
Chief Executive Officer, Yidan Prize Foundation
Mr Peter LEWIS
Presenter of "Money Talk", RTHK Radio 3
Dr Dennis LITTKY
Co-founder and Co-director, Big Picture Company, The Met School and College Unbound
Professor Sugata MITRA
Professor, Educational Technology; Pioneer, "Hole in the Wall" experiment
Dr NG Pak Tee
Author, Learning from Singapore: The Power of Paradoxes; Member, the Global Education Innovation (GEI) Lab
Minister Naledi PANDOR
South Africa's Minister of Higher Education & Training
Dr Cathy SEELEY
Educator, popular speaker and author; Expert on "Constructive Struggling"
Dr Stephen D SMITH
Finci-Viterbi Endowed Executive Director of the USC Shoah Foundation
Ms Isabella STEGER
Senior Reporter at Quartz
Mr Gareth STOCKDALE
CEO, Micro:bit Educational Foundation
Mr Ruben VARDANYAN
Impact investor and social entrepreneur
Mr Terry VIRTS
NASA Astronaut and Author of View From Above
Ms Rana WEHBE
Senior Editor-Special Projects Forbes Asia
Mr David WESTON
Chief Executive, Teacher Development Trust; Expert on "Lesson Study"
Ms Margaret McCABE
CEO and Founder of Debate Mate
Mr Arnold CHAN
Founder and CEO of non-profit Teach4HK
Ms Peggy CHOI
Founder and CEO of knowledge-sharing platform Lynk
Mr Lavine HEMLANI
Co-founder and CEO of ed-tech company Xcelerate
Mr Lee WILLIAMSON
Editor, Generation T Asia