chohort 1 wise watar 2017
Dr. Mary Young
CHINA DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH FOUNDATION
Mary E. Young, MD, DrPH, is a
pediatrician and specialist in global health and child development with broad experience in both developed and developing
countries. For the past three decades, she worked at the World Bank, guiding efforts in international public health and child
health and development. Currently, she is Director of Center for Child Development at the China Development Research Foundation,
Senior Advisor to Harvard University’s Center on the Developing Child, and Technical Advisor to Brazil's Criança
Feliz Program. During her tenure at the World Bank, she led global efforts to inform world leaders and policymakers about
Early Childhood Development (ECD). Her experience spans the globe—from China, to Eastern Europe and Central Asia, to
the Middle East and North Africa, and to Latin America and the Caribbean. Dr. Young’s recent publications and edited
works include: The Role of the Health Sector in Promoting Well-being in Early Childhood (2017) in The SAGE Handbook of Early
Childhood Policy. Converting the science of early human development into action: closing the gap between what we know and
what we do. (2015) in The SAGE Handbook of Early Childhood Research; Addressing and Mitigating Vulnerability across the Life
Cycle: The Case for Investing in Early Childhood. (2014), for the UNDP Human Development Report; The Role of the Health Sector
in Early Childhood Development (2013) in the Handbook of Early Childhood Development: Translating Research to Global Policy;
From Early Child Development to Human Development (2001); (published also in Portuguese, Chinese, and Arabic), and Early Child
Development—From Measurement to Action: A Priority for Growth and Equity (2007) (also available in Portuguese and on
CD-Rom); Lancet series on ECD (2007). And, she has published numerous articles on the Chinese health care system, focusing
on child health and maternal health.
Ms Yao Zhang
Yao Zhang, founder and CEO of RoboTerra Inc., has been working in the education and technology field for
over a decade. RoboTerra, recognized as the annual "Star Company" at the 2014 World Learning Technology Summit and
a "Top 30 Innovations Company in 2015 SVIEF", provides a cloud-based learning solution connecting educational robots
built by students to respective course modules, which allows students a rewarding and fun learning experience.
University alumna, Yao was recognized for her great entrepreneurship, contribution and leadership in artificial intelligence,
robotics, and education, as a "Top 25 Women in Robotics in 2015" by RoboHub, and most recently honored as a 2016
Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, an Innovation Ambassador by the United Nations (UNCTAD), a Global Future
Council AI & Robotics Committee member and one of "7 Women in AI & Robotics" by major tech media. Yao Zhang
and RoboTerra frequently appear on CNBC, Forbes, Business Insider and other media.
BiographyGloria Ai is a broadcast personality, host, and the founder of iAsk Media. She is the
producer and host of 3 programs by her company that runs daily, weekly and seasonally. As a moderator, she is frequently invited
by high-level business and leadership summits including World Economic Forum, APEC and the Boao Forum for Asia. Prior to launching
iAsk Media in March 2014, she presented business and financial news as a lead anchor at CCTV and covered international financial
policy as an investment consultant for IFC in Washington, D.C. She holds a Masters in Public Policy from Harvard Kennedy School
and is a Global Shaper with the World Economic Forum. In 2016 she received the award Forbes 30 under 30 Asia. In the same
year, Gloria Ai joined SAIF as a Venture Partner, focusing on equity investment in media and big data.
Ms Jialing Han21ST CENTURY EDUCATION RESEARCH INSTITUTEDeputy PresidentChina
Jialing Han received her doctoral degree at
Peking University in 1997. She has been a researcher at Beijing Academy of Social Science since 1999, and leads the Migrant
Education and Action Research Center (MWEAC) as director. She is also Vice President at 21st Century Education Research Institute.
Between 2000 and 2001, she led a UNICEF-sponsored project to investigate migrant workers, migrant children, and migrant schools
in Beijing. The research was ground breaking and had very positive impact on the policy-making for migrant children’s
education. She also conducts action research on the education pattern for migrant children, exploring how to ensure migrant
children's equal access to education and mainstream migrant children in the education. Founded in 1999, MWEAC offers a variety
of activities for migrant workers and migrant children and provides valuable experience and a practical model for community-based
service for rural-urban migrants.
Ms Min Zha21ST CENTURY EDUCATION RESEARCH INSTITUTEAssociate ResearcherChina
Researcher on education innovation in China,
especially on homeschooling and small innovative schools.
Mr. Cairui FuHUJIANG.COMCEO
Dr. Mary Young
Arnold Fu, founder,
chairman and CEO of Hujiang, is a young Chinese man who was born in a small town of Lianyungang City, Jiangsu
province in 1979. He has never dreamed of becoming a millionaire. Instead, he hopes to help as many people as he can.
As a notable young entrepreneur and one of the most successful student-turned businessmen in China, Fu was also named as ‘Makers
& Shakers’ on the list of Global EdTech Index top 50 by WISE. Today, Hujiang has become China’s EdTech Unicorn
company with valuation over 1 billion USD and has served more than 150 million users, including 120 million mobile subscribers.
As for Mr. Fu, online education is crucial to promoting fair education across the board by creating more equal access
to educational resources, and he has adhered to this ideal for over 10 years. Fu has long been devoted to an educational charity
program called the Hu+(Hujia) Project. Initiated by his company, Hujiang EdTech, this project aims to change the traditional
education model through the use of internet technology. The Hu+ Project both improves and optimizes the sharing of high-quality
educational resources. Under his leadership, Hujiang’s mission is to make education easier, fairer and more enjoyable!
CHINA DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH FOUNDATION
E. Young, MD, DrPH, is a pediatrician and specialist in global health and child development with broad experience in both
developed and developing countries. For the past three decades, she worked at the World Bank, guiding efforts in international
public health and child health and development. Currently, she is Director of Center for Child Development at the China Development
Research Foundation, Senior Advisor to Harvard University’s Center on the Developing Child, and Technical Advisor to
Brazil's Criança Feliz Program. During her tenure at the World Bank, she led global efforts to inform world leaders
and policymakers about Early Childhood Development (ECD). Her experience spans the globe—from China, to Eastern Europe
and Central Asia, to the Middle East and North Africa, and to Latin America and the Caribbean. Dr. Young’s recent publications
and edited works include: The Role of the Health Sector in Promoting Well-being in Early Childhood (2017) in The SAGE Handbook
of Early Childhood Policy. Converting the science of early human development into action: closing the gap between what we
know and what we do. (2015) in The SAGE Handbook of Early Childhood Research; Addressing and Mitigating Vulnerability across
the Life Cycle: The Case for Investing in Early Childhood. (2014), for the UNDP Human Development Report; The Role of the
Health Sector in Early Childhood Development (2013) in the Handbook of Early Childhood Development: Translating Research to
Global Policy; From Early Child Development to Human Development (2001); (published also in Portuguese, Chinese, and Arabic),
and Early Child Development—From Measurement to Action: A Priority for Growth and Equity (2007) (also available in Portuguese
and on CD-Rom); Lancet series on ECD (2007). And, she has published numerous articles on the Chinese health care system, focusing
on child health and maternal health.
Mr. Michael Bowen Zhang
R & D Supervisor
Michael Bowen Zhang is the founder of Global Citizens Training School in Jilin, China.
He redefined “bad students” and “poor students” with his great endeavor and has helped 32 of them
to get scholarships as much as 20 million Chinese Yuan from top universities in Asia, including HKU, HKSTU, and Singapore
National University. He believes the normally called “bad students” usually have great talents, but for some reason
are not shining, and the “poor students” are from economically disadvantaged students, NOT poor performance students.
He has nurtured the training school to be the biggest one with over than 10,000 students in the local community will national
reputation. In 2015, he cofounded the X SCHOOL in Beijing with his wife Angel Mi Lin to prepare students from the whole country
to involve in international education, survive in international environment and thrive in globalization era. X SCHOOL has
become a national leading organization in the innovation education sector. Over 50 parents have joined together as crowd investors
to help with the growth of X SCHOOL, and more parents are joining every single day.
Ms Mengyuan ZhangCAIXINJournalistChina
My name is Mengyuan Zhang (I go by Effy), serving as Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Caixin Globus, an international
new media incubator branch of Caixin Media Group based in Beijing, China. I head news gathering desk, account for important
interviews, last-stage editing and networking with worldwide contributors.Prior to joining Caixin, I was International Journalist
for China’s premier news site SOHU.com.I received my BA from Jilin University and MA in International Journalism Studies
from Hong Kong Baptist University.
Dr. Gao Zhang
Manager of Baidu Education Zhang Gao is director of Baidu Education. He leads the educational programs at Baidu to facilitate
education equality and personalized learning. Dr. Zhang received his Ph.D. in area of Computer Science at Software Institute
of CAS. He has rich work experience in area of research and products of computational technologies, and marketing.
Mr. Zhihai Yu
SOCIAL LEARNING INTERACTIVE
Domains of expertise
Centres of interest
Education reform and
am a Social Entrepreneur from China, the creator of 1KG Box which is finalist of WISE Awards 2016. Now I am building an online
lifelong learning school to reinvent lifelong learning.
Ms Guo Shulan
CENTRAL CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC
Shulan, researcher，is Director of the Organizing Committee for the Music Education Alliance Across the "Belt and
Road" . Ms. Guo now serves as executive director of Beijing Municipal Higher Education Institution, Chairwoman of the
CCOM Music Education Foundation as well as chairwoman of the Art Education Research Association under Beijing Municipal Higher
Education Institution. Ms. Guo's research focuses are art education policies and regulations, history of art education, art
education management and overseas promotion of Chinese music culture. Her published works include History of the Art Circle
(co-author), A Collection of the Brief History of the Chinese Art Universities, etc. Her published research papers include
“ Vigorous Development of Art Education in China”, “The Cultivation of Musicians for the 21st Century Calls
for the Full Implementation of Quality-oriented Education”，“Development Planning and Strategies of Modern
Universities”, “Cultivating Top-notch Creative Art Talents and Enhancing Creativity in Culture & Arts’,
“Interactive and Comprehensive Model: a New Method to Promote Chinese Music Abroad”, etc. Her research report
titled “Thoughts on the Development Model of CCOM” was an awarded teaching science paper of Beijing in 2008. She
presided and completed the research programs of “Reform and Practice of Professional Music Talents Education”
and “Innovate Cadre Administration and Improve Scientific Management (collective)”. Both programs were sponsored
by the Ministry of Education. The latter one got the “Award of Excellence” by the Ministry of Education in 2010.
She completed the research program of “Practice and Research on the Brand Building of Party Construction in Art universities
of Art”, which won the “Excellence Award” of Society of Party Construction in Higher Education Institutes
Mr. Boyu Zhang
MUSIC EDUCATION ALLIANCE ACROSS
THE SILK ROAD
Dr. Zhang Boyu is
Professor of Ethnomusicology at Department of Musicology, Central Conservatory of Music; Vice-Chairman of Chinese Traditional
Music Association and China’s World Music Association; member of Academic Advisory Board of Humanities Faculty of Helsinki
University (2011–2014). He is the author of five research books and Over 100 articles in both Chinese and English. His
research is cross-cultural and interdisciplinary, focusing mainly on the meanings of traditional musics in their societies.
Since 2011, he has been working as the director of the Central Conservatory of Music Press and Intangible Cultural Heritage
Ms Liu Xiaojing
Liu Xiaojing, is a pipa teacher
at the Central Conservatory of Music. She learned to play pipa under Professor Zhang Hongyan, a famous pipa player and educator.
Liu received professional scholarships several times during her college years. In 2013, she was selected by the Conservatory
as the volunteer teacher of the world's first music Confucius institute in Denmark. She graduated in 2015 and appointedby
the school as a teacher. She has won many international and national competitions, as well as national scholarships and the
title of “outstanding student of Beijing”. She has performed in various parts of the country, as well as traveling
to Japan, the United States, Africa, the United Arab Emirates, and other festivals around the world, such as in Europe, NorthAmerica,
and the Middle East. She works to promote Chinese music culture. She has recorded a pipa album and recorded a TV program together
with Professor Zhang Hongyan on CCTV.
Ms Liu Zhuojun
CENTRAL CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC
Liu Zhuojun, studying with professor Jiang Jianhua, is now pursuing
her postgraduate studies at the Central Conservatory of Music . Liu has performed in many countries, including the United
States, Canada, Germany, Australia, South Korea etc. In addition, she has won various scholarships and achievement awards
on and off campus. Liu's excellent performance on the stage.has won numerous international and national awards, including
five gold medals and two silver awards, the most influential of which is the national culture ministry award.
Mr. Dun Xiao
SUNNY EDUCATION INC. (17ZUOYE, A.K.A. HOMEWORK TOGETHER)
Domains of expertise
Early Childhood and Primary Education
Centres of interest
Early Childhood and Primary Education
Dun Xiao is co-founder of 17zuoye.com (a.k.aHomework Together),
the largest online homework platform for K12 students in China. Dun is also co-founder of Dun & Huang
Ltd., one of the earliest leading education APP developers in iOS store and has had over 8 years of experience with education
technology. Prior to his entrepreneurial life, Dun has been involved with organising the Beijing and London Olympic
and Paralympic Games, and as a Derivatives Trader in UBS. Dun serves on the board of a few education related
NGOs and is passionate about philanthropy. Dun enjoys triathlon and playing the trumpet regularly. Dun has
studied in Cambridge, MIT and Harvard University, and graduated with a Master's degree in Electrical and Information Engineering from
Dr. Yan Wang
OF EDUCATION SCIENCES OF CHINA
Director of the Department for International Exchange
Domains of expertise
WANG Yan has been APEC Education Network Coordinator
since 2015. She is concurrently Director of International Cooperation and Senior Specialist at the National Institute of Education
Sciences of the People's Republic of China. Her research focuses on education policy, education reform, social studies of
education and international studies. In cooperation with international organizations, government agencies, and research institutions,
she has designed and implemented more than one hundred qualitative and quantitative research projects on various education
topics. She has authored, co-authored and edited numerous articles, reports, journal and books on various educational topics.
In her prior role, she was consultant at the World Bank, and curriculum specialist and coordinator of international programs
at Beijing Education Research Institute. She holds a Ph.D. of education policy, administration and social studies from the
University of Hong Kong, a Master of Educational Economics and Administration and a first degree in English Literature.
Professor Weihe Xie
Director of the Institute
Research Interests: - Principle of Education
- Educational Sociology - Pedagogy of Higher Education Education: 1988, Ph.D. of Philosophy, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences,
Beijing, China 1985, Master of Philosophy, Nanjing University, Jiangsu Province, China 1982, Bachelor of Philosophy, Xiamen
University, Fujian Province, China Employment: 2016~Now, Vice Chairman, Tsinghua University Council 2004~2015, Vice President,
Tsinghua University 2002~2004, Chairman of University Council, Capital Normal University 1992~2002, Vice President, Beijing
Normal University 1989~1992, Vice Dean, Department of Youth Education, Beijing Youth Politics College Membership: Vice President
of the Chinese Society of Education Vice Director of National Council of Higher Educational Management Research
Ms Tianjiao XingTEACH FOR THE FUTURECEOChina
Teddy is the founder and CEO of Teach for the Future, which aims to empower education with
great teachers. Teach for the Future now works with over 20 thousand teachers globally and 200 educational institutions and
schools to work on the teacher recruitment, training and management works.
Ms Wanqiu Yuan
U-SHINE RESEARCH CENTER FOR CHILD DEVELOPMENT
Ms. Wanqiu Yuan is the founder and director of U-Shine Research Center for Child Development,
Chongqing, China. Her main reseaech interests include: developmental cognitive neuroscience, applied psychology in child study
and education, solution for children with attention disorders, etc. U-Shine Research Center for Child Development, founded
in 2016 with headquarters in Chongqing, China, is a research institute for Chinese children’s learning abilities. It
is in longterm cooperation with the Department of Psychology of Southwest University and Chongqing Federation of Social Science
Circles. It aims at both the physical and the mental healthy development of children, and has carried out research projects
related to learning abilities, such as solution for children with attention disorder problems, EQ Training Courses for Chinese
children, Sensory Intergration Course, etc. It also helps the parents solving problems in family education and offers services
like consulting and parents’ salon.
GROUP 2Ms Zhennan HuanNETEASEDirector of Operation, NetEase EducationChina
Mr. Allen Rao
Zhennan Huan,a former journalist and now the director of the education department of NetEase
company, is one of the founders of NetEase Open Course.
NETEASE ONLINE OPEN COURSES
Global Business Director
I'm the Operation Director of Netease Online Open Courses
which is the biggest open course education platform in China with more than 4700 app users.
Mr. Wenjin Xiao
Founding Member, China University MOOC
Wenjin is the content manager at NetEase Education Department.
He is leading and managing the team to develop the online courses about lifestyle, health, Chinese traditional culture,
skill learning, sex education, parenting education and STEAM education at the online learning platform NetEase Cloud
Classroom. As the project leader, he build the first online sex education
curriculum system in China . He is also the founding member of China University MOOC which is the most popular
MOOC platform in Greater China. More than 2 million users use their products every day.
Mr. Shengli Huang21st CENTURY EDUCATION
RESEARCH INSTITUTEChief Executive OfficerChina
CEO of 21st Century Education Research Institute
Ms Juanjuan HuangLEAPCLUB EDUCATIONCo-Founder &
CEOChinaDomains of expertiseProject-based learning practice in social emotional learning
Huang obtained BSc Economic from London School of Economics and Political Science, UK. Amanda was the co-founder of Ofund
(Overseas Chinese Students Children's Fund) and the Secretary General of Ofund since 2007. Ofund is a non-profit organisation
dedicated to change the impact of education to deprived children and their community in the underdeveloped area of China.
She also cofounded Leap Club which is a social enterprise dedicated to the moulding of youngsters’ social graces, communication,
interpersonal awareness, and leadership qualities.
Ms Rujia Mao
LEAP CLUB EDUCATION
Rujia Mao holds BSc. (Honors)
degree in Psychology from Memorial University of Newfoundland (Canada). Rujia has studied the influence of peripheral information
in memory and interested in cultivate cognitive abilities. She is now working at Leap Club as a project mentor and dedicate
to evoke teenagers' self-awareness as well as empathy towards others.
r. Yifu Mo
Head of Programme Coordinator
BiographyYifu Mo studied anthropology in the University of Washington – Seattle from 2008 to 2012. He was
the initiator of Shenzhen Middle School Model United Nations which became one of the most influential Model UN student organization
in south China. Mr. Mo is dedicated to promote project-based learning and social learning in China’s young generation.
As the head of program coordinator of Leap Club Education, he manages to provide students real-world experience and to empower
them with the ability of creative thinking and awareness of social responsibility.
Ms Chenxia Miao
Editor of Education Channel
Ms Yuhang Song
Ms Jilian Ma
Mr. Xiao ChiKIID SCHOOLFounderChinaCentres of interestteenagers education
Xiao Chi is
the founder of Kiid School（钥匙玩校）, an education effort aiming to provide alternative
experiences for teenagers by non-exam-oriented summer camps and weekend courses. Kiid school believes in the power of gamification
and educational games, so it is an interesting place where kids learn how to build, code, work together, and even how to design
a Rube Goldberg machine or make a movie through play-based learning. Xiao Chi is also the founder of Curionesty micro school（好奇学校）,
aim to cultivate students, ages 12 to 18, to become lifelong learners with the ability to face uncertainty of future by liberal
reading, sports gaming, tools training, independent thinking and real value creation. Original comprehensive subjects such
as singlish, globraphy, thanatology, classical drama, history of civilization, social research, computer science, engineering
project and themed study tours are compulsory, while other topics are elective and based on the students' interests. Xiao
Chi was a full-time volunteer in Liren Rural Library，the NGO had run 22 libraries in 10 Chinese provinces. Xiao Chi
was also the project director of Liren Normal School(立人师范学堂), an innovation civic
school for Chinese youth who wants to be a participator in education reform by entrepreneuring. Xiao Chi was a board member
of Arete Education & Technology Co., Ltd. Xiao Chi is also a wechat blog writer.
Ms Jiqi Yang
General Business Operations
Jiqi is originally from China and has lived in Canada for 8 years. After graduating from University
of Alberta with a BA of Commerce, Jiqi spent two years in Shell as a business analyst and currently works at EY Advisory as
a senior consultant. Jiqi is WISE learner for cohort. She is part of Peak-A-Box project, an education product for early childhood
education in refugee camps. Through the 1 year with WISE program, Jiqi, along with 4 other learners, closely worked with organizations
on the ground and education professionals to develop and pilot Peak-A-Box, an innovation tool to empower teachers and facilitators
to organize quality education session. Jiqi spends most of her free time in exploring possible combinations of social impact
and business, and her dream is to bring changes to the world through developing and advocating social enterprises.
Ms Boya Yang
THE AFFILIATED MIDDLE OF KUNMING TEACHERS COLLEGE AND KUNMING YANGLAOSHI EDUCATION INFORMATION
CONSULTING CO. LTD
Teacher, Psychologist and CEO,
Mr. Qilin HuangBOTTLEDREAMEditorChinaDomains of expertiseSocial EntrepreneurshipCentres of interestInnovation in education
Boya Yang, from China, is a teacher, psychologist and
the 2016 Fellow at the Harvard SEED program for social innovation. Boya offers vulnerable students and their parents psychological
guidance, supporting parent-child communication and providing appropriate assistance and referrals in some cases. She has
established a center in her city with a program to help teenagers with professional advice and support. Boya has also created
and led a group of teachers at local schools who work to implement and support personal and social education. This model of
psychology education has reached more than 80,000 teenagers, teachers, and parents. Boya has also developed psychology courses
to raise student awareness, increase their sense of agency and support their empowerment. Boya is the first Chinese teacher
named on the list of top ten candidates for the Global Teacher Prize organized by the Varkey Foundation. She is also a famous
young social activist in the philanthropy sector and was selected as the Quick Pitch Award Winner of the 2017 Global Social
Venture Competition. Boya has also made speeches and given interviews on her work at national conferences and with local media
The future of higher education
Qilin Huang (who also goes by Kirin) works as
a journalist in BottleDream, a trend-setter of social innovation in China. Having diverse volunteer experience in non-profits
from China, India, Nepal to United States and interviewed hundreds of ChangeMakers, she has developed a proactive network
of those who are enabling sustainable progress in a social good way. Eager to learn more about 「Education For Good」,
she is now ready to meet her next interviewees in WISE summit. In free time, she loves traveling, playing ukulele and singing
with the kids on the way.
Mr. Clive LeeYIDAN PRIZE FOUNDATIONCEOChina
Clive is the CEO of Yidan Prize Foundation which
was established by Mr. Charles Chen Yidan, core founder of Tencent to advance education development through recognising innovative
future-oriented educators in research and development categories. Each Yidan Prize laureate shall receive HKD 30 million (around
USD 3.8 million) with half as cash prize and half as project subsidies. Clive has rich experience in social sectors including
philanthropy, nonprofits, foundation, social entrepreneurship, corporate social responsibility and think tanks. He has received
numerous recognition for his contribution, e.g. Hong Kong Youth Service Award presented by Chief Executive, HKSAR, Clinton
Global Initiative University Scholar, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Prof. Muhammad Yunus' Grameen Creative Lab Incubatee, Harvard
University IMUSE Fellows and Oxfam International Youth Partnership Trainer.
Lawrence LuiYIDAN PRIZE FOUNDATIONDirector of Global CommunicationsChina
Lawrence Lui is the Global Communications Director of Yidan Prize Foundation. Prior to his current position, he has nearly
a decade of experience in consultancy. While he founded the first public relations firm specifically for social enterprises
in Hong Kong, he had experience in serving multinational clients when he was a consultant of Weber Shandwick. In 2015, he
was instrumental in helping Hong Kong to win the bid for organizing Social Enterprise World Forum. As an enthusiast in volunteering,
he co-founded IDEA Project, building schools in developing countries such as Cambodia, India and Nepal. He was also named
Clinton Global Initiative University Scholar and Schoenfeld Foundation ECSEL Fellow. Mr. Lui holds a bachelor’s degree
in Social Science in Public Relations and Advertising from Hong Kong Baptist University.
Ms Maggie TangYIDAN PRIZE FOUNDATIONAdministration Director China
Maggie Tang is the Administration Director in Yidan Prize Foundation, which
has a mission to create a better world through education. Her recent focus is about NGO governance and financing although
she has extensive experiences in commercial sector for the last twenty years. She lives in Hong Kong, is studying a Master
in Buddhist Studies and is trying to practice meditation.
Mr. David WongCHEN YIDAN FOUNDATIONAssociate Director - AdministrationChina
David is a veteran talent management expert with a focus on youth empowerment
and corporate innovation. Over the years, he worked in many different industries, ranging from property development, transport,
to investment holdings. In 2017, David switched tracks and transited from the corporate world into the philanthropy sector.
He joined the Chen Yidan Foundation and helped to set up the backbone for this new foundation. David is dedicated to youth
development and has rich experience in grooming and mentoring youth entrepreneurship, innovation and leadership programs.
Mr. Philip Liu
CHEN YIDAN FOUNDATION
Was an engineer, corporate strategist, and standing on the innovative
end of traditional industry to seize opportunities from reform and technology advancement. Now on fully committed journey
of passion for philanthropic foundation, focusing on education.
Ms Phannel LeeHUJIANG EDTECHPR ManagerChina
Strong leadership with professionalism
and independent spirit to contribute its global vision and multilingual talents to develop expertise in the Internet and technology
industries, E-commerce business, and ed-tech field.
Mr. Shuai Li CHINA'S BIG 4 COMMERCIAL PORTAL SITESChief
Content Chief Editor at Education Channel of
Mr. Mao LiTECSHARESchool Strategist ConsultantChinaDomains of expertisePedagogies / Assessment
Teacher's Training and ManagementCentres of interestEducation Technologies
school transformation and improvement
Li Mao, strategist consultant for school innovation based
in Beijing, a longtime observer and reporter of educational change of China and the world, the translator of the Chinese version
of the WISE publication “Innovation in Education: Lessons from Pioneers Around the World ”. He was one of the
founding members of China Teacher Weekly, a newspaper agency under the Department of Education, the co-founder of TEACH FUTURE
CHINA（为中国而教）, a teaching support volunteer organization for rural China,
and the writer and translator of 5 books introducing western education to Chinese teachers, including the book about the story
of US KIPP school network. He witnessed and planned the reporting of some of the most influential school innovation cases
around China since the beginning of 21st century, and serves as strategic consultant for the change-maker schools in and out
group 3Mr. Xiaohua ZhuMEETPROCo-Founder and Product DirectorChinaDomains of expertiseEducation Technologies
Technical Education and Vocational TrainingCentres of interestInnovation in education
The future of higher education
Xiaohua Zhu is the Co-founder, and Product director of Beijing Meetpro
Information Technology Co., Ltd (Zaihang for short), with experience in product innovation, need analysis, product plan, and
develop coordination. He received his B.S. in Electronic Engineering from Tsinghua University in 2001. After graduation,
he began his career as an entrepreneur for more than fifteen years, he worked as founder or Co-founder in 5 Start-up companies.
These companies are involved in mobile games, software development, e-commerce, group buying, online education and online
knowledge service. He joined Meetpro in 2015, and worked as product director for the APP named Zaihang, which is the first
skills and time sharing economy internet platform in China. Now more than 15000 industry experts provide personalized advice
to the public on this platform. In 2016, he led the team develop a new APP called Fenda, it is a Q&A APP that create a
free market for exchanging knowledge, while Fenda demands users pay to ask questions—but, if they ask really good questions,
they can actually make a profit. It also allows them to cash in by providing answers. Fenda is the most famous internet product
in 2016. Meetpro was China's best innovation company TOP50 2016. It received $25 million A round of investment in 2016, Tencent，Sequoia
Capital and the Yuan Jing capital lead investor funds, the valuation was more than $100 million.
Ms Anna Molero RomenTEACH FOR ALLGlobal Head MultilateralsChina
Mrs. Angel Mi LinX SCHOOLFounderChina
the Global Head of Government & Multilateral Partnerships at Teach For All. She leads Teach For All’s efforts to
develop and grow meaningful partnerships between Teach For All and public sector supporters, such as the US and UK governments,
UNICEF, World Bank or the European Commission. She has over 13 years’ experience in economic promotion, entrepreneurship
support, youth employment policies and institutional partnerships development. Prior to joining Teach For All, she founded
a boutique consulting firm that advises intergovernmental bodies on fostering economic growth in European, MENA and LATAC
countries, such as the European Investment Bank, the OECD or the Union for the Mediterranean. As the former CEO of the economic
development branch of Barcelona’s municipal government- Barcelona Activa- she managed 350 employees and a 58M€
budget to promote business support, human capital development, foreign investment, and trade. Anna is a graduate of the Hong
Kong University of Science and Technology, the London School of Economics, and Sciences-Po. She has also taken executive courses
at Harvard Kennedy School of Government and IESE Business School and speaks five languages. Anna is a lecturer at the OECD
course on Community and Development for Latin America communities, part of the Board and Judges committees of different initiatives
such as Start Up Chile, Start Up Peru, the Asian based charity The Hub, the Basic Education Coalition, the Rotary Club of
Kowloon North and an alum of the Marshal Memorial Fellowship and the Singularity University of the USA.
Mrs. Angel Mi Lin has 20 years of experience in China’s Education and Training Industry.
She is the Co-Founder of Global Citizen Training School in Jilin China, leading the school to be a reputable organization
in local market but will national reputation. She is now the Co- Founder and CEO of X SCHOOL in Beijing China overseeing its
strategic development and daily operations. Receiving education in China and seeing deficiencies in the Chinese education
system, Angel began her journey of closing the gap when she was in university in 1995. She started by teaching some “bad
students” at her small but cozy home for free in her own way. 12 months later, these students became top students in
their classes. Encouraged by this, she began to help more “bad students" and students from economically inferior
families whom are conventionally regarded “hopeless” in the China context. By 1997, she already had 120 students,
and more students were coming to her. Then her first training centre was set up on the 24th December 1997, and now, the Jilin
Global Citizens Training School has grown to be the most popular organization in northern China with over 10,000 students,
most of whom are the “bad students” and “poor students”. When most of the Chinese training organizations
are focused on test skill training for quick money, Angel saw the serious negative impact this has brought to the Chinese
children and youth, including ignorance of life skills and social skills, high academic pressure, isolation from main streams,
mental and psychological disorder, dropouts from schools, etc., she established the X SCHOOL in Beijing in 2015, wishing to
help Chinese students to involve in international education, survive in international environment and thrive in globalization
era. Although what the future world looks like is not yet clear, X SCHOOL strives to close the gap with quality education
programs developed over the years and educate Chinese children and youth in ways that better prepare them for the VUCA world
so that it can nurture the first generation of global citizens and global leaders who can think globally and act locally.
Over 50 parents have joined together as investors to help with the growth of X SCHOOL, and more parents are joining every
single day. Angel Mi Lin would very much like to give a short talk, sharing her visions and insights on how a non-government
organization can help to supplement the national education system while preparing students for this VUCA world in a very practical
way. We would appreciate it greatly if you could please help to make this happen so that her talk can inspire millions more
around the globe.
Ms Wenjing Xu
Reporter of Jmdedu,focus on education
Xiaowei LiuCHENGDU PIONEER EDUCATION SCHOOLFounder & PresidentChina
After teaching English for Chinese
students and Chinese Language and Culture for American students for 9 years at Sichuan University in Chengdu, China, Xiaowei
went to USA and received his Master degree in education from University of Virginia in 1994. He then worked as consultant
for international education in Shanghai, Beijing and Chengdu. He helped to launch the first Project Approach Program in China
with Dr. Sylvia Chard in 1998 and later founded Pioneer Education School (PES), a small-size innovative school for teenagers
to develop good character, critical thinking, life-long learning, communication and collaboration. In PES, students decide
what to learn and how to learn and PES is known as China's Summerhill School.
biographyDr. Lu Bo is the Co-Founder & Board Director
of World Future Foundation Ltd. (WFF), Singapore. He is devoted to resolve social and environmental problems by integrating
the ideals of philanthropy, capability of wealth, and technological innovations. He was fully involved in the establishment
of WFF, and since September 1st, 2008, has been in charge of handling the Foundation's daily operations. He also serves as
Advisory Board Member of the Asia Centre for Social Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy at the National University of Singapore,
Advisory Board Member of the Center for Leadership and Management at Rutgers University (The U. S.), World Cities Summit Young
Leaders Laureate and Pre-Jury for WISE Awards. Previously, he was involved in international trade between 1992 and 1996. From
1997 to 2008, he worked with several international non-profit organizations including the Hong Kong Trade Development Council,
Boao Forum for Asia, and the US-China Business Council. Over the years, he has accumulated extensive experience in the non-profit
sector as well as international affairs. He was born in Beijing in 1970 and speaks Chinese Mandarin, English and Arabic. He
earned a Ph.D. in Non-Profit Management at Beijing Normal University, China. He also served as a visiting scholar to Indiana
University, the U.S., and a senior visiting fellow at National University of Singapore. Dr. Lu is active in the international
non-profit community as a board member, consultant, speaker and author on topics related to philanthropic development, corporate
social responsibility, fund raising strategy, internationalization strategy and doing good. E-mail: email@example.com
Yan GuoweiCENTRAL CONSERVATORY OF MUSICArtistChina
A teacher at the Chinese Music Department of
Central Conservatory of Music; board member of the Huqin (fiddle) Professional Committee at the Chinese National Orchestra
Society; Listed on the Top Ten Youth Erhu Players by the Central Television (CCTV). She studied nine years with Yu Hongmei,
a famous erhu master and professor at the Chinese Music Department of the Central Conservatory of Music, achieved a Master
degree in 2015. She has been awarded the "Chinese Music Golden Bell", China's Ministry of Culture "Wenhua"
Award, "Taipei National Instrumental Music Competition", "CCTV National Instrumental Music Television Contest
Gold Prize", etc. She is ranked amongst the top erhu players active today.
CHINA SCIENCE DAILY
I have worked for China Science
Daily since 2013, focusing on the report of physics, science and technology education.
CHINA YOUTH DAILY
SEED FOR SOCIAL INNOVATION
Business Development Manager
Domains of expertise
Pedagogies / Assessment
Centres of interest
Sustainable development goals (SDGs)
Ms. Xueshan Zhang
Minqing Wang is responsible for the business development, branding and fundraising of SEED
for Social Innovation, a non-profit organization seeking to educate, inspire and build a community of young Chinese social
entrepreneurs. She is also doing full-time academic and personal development counselling at NYU Shanghai to help students
develop meaningful educational plans compatible with their life goals. Minqing earned her master’s degree in education
from Harvard University, with focuses on linguistics, developmental psychology and international education.
SEED FOR SOCIAL INNOVATION
Zhang is the Secretary-General of SEED for Social Innovation, a non-profit organization seeking to educate, inspire and build
a community of young Chinese social entrepreneurs. Xueshan graduates from Harvard University with a M.S. in big data. She
loves empowering people and is actively exploring the role that data can play in this mission.
Chen Daogu, also known as Chen Changhe, male, born on January 8, 1975, worked as a middle school teacher, vice principal
and middle level cadre in the county and municipal education bureau. Associate researcher, master of education. Now is the
vice director of Beijing Hua Yue Technology Research Institute and the CEO of Jun you education management consulting co.
LTD. Research education policy and school management, who was responsible for developing policy documents of the non-government-fund
education, rural education, education planning in Wenzhou City, Lishui City, Cangnan County, Zhejiang province. As the main
draftsman of private education implement national comprehensive reform pilot "1 + 14" file In Wenzhou, participated
in national non-governmental education promotion law amendment and implementation regulations, and the research on separation
reform of manage-transact-evaluate for the ministry of education Amateur engaged in education, culture, public welfare activities,
initiated and area to promote the new education experiment, such as "send you a poem in the spring" project, launched
six urban cultural library projects in Zhejiang and Jiangsu province, and held more than 200 cultural salons in past 2 years.
Raza KizilbashCEDAR COLLEGEDirectorChina
Raza has an MBA from the International University of
Japan and a BSc from Lahore University of Management Sciences. He currently lives in Hong Kong and is a Board Member with
Cedar College (Pakistan).
Mr. Dian GuNEW ELITE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM EDUCATION TECHNOLOGYCEOChina
Development Counsellor, bestselling author，President of New Elite,
CHINA'S BIG 4 COMMERCIAL PORTAL SITES
Mr. Siyuan Wang
Ms Yu Wang
China Economic Times
ChinaMs Peng Zhang
Chinas Rui Zhang
CHINA BUSINESS NETWORK
in the CBNweekly, one of the best business magazine of China. Experienced in reporting technology and Internet.
Ms Mai Yin
Assistant of Chief Editor
journalist of Beijing youth daily 2000-now
Mr. Zhubao Wu
XIAO EDUCATION GROUP
Ms Xian ZhouAHA SCHOOL OF SOCIAL
of Xiao Education Group, China.
Lady Syeda Sarwat Abed
Syeda Sarwat Abed is the Director of the BRAC University
Institute of Languages. The Institute provides the required undergraduate English language classes and offers a Masters in
TESOL to educate teachers for all levels of English language instruction. Chinese, French and German classes prepare the students
to enter the global community. The Institute has started a program to provide English language skills for the children in
the community who do not have access to educational resources. Both the faculty and graduate students teach in this service-learning
program. Sarwat takes an active role in university activities as the head of the counselling team and the coordinator for
the residential semester at the rural Savar campus. Before joining the university, Sarwat was the Director of Aarong and the
Ayesha Abed Foundation. Aarong is a BRAC social enterprise that carries products created by rural artisans. The Foundation
trains men and women to create these traditional products, so that they can move from a life of poverty to one of paid, meaningful
employment. Sarwat is active in the community, and she is a member of the Aminul Alam Foundation, which is a BRAC scholarship
program for medical students. She is the Founder and Chair of STAR, an organization that raises funds to educate poor Bangladeshi
students. Sarwat has a Masters in English Literature from the University of Dhaka. She did additional work in English language
teaching at the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom.
Mr. Mohammad Shams Ud DuhaBRAC UNIVERSITYLecturerBangladeshDomains of expertiseEducation Technologies
Pedagogies / Assessment / CurriculumCentres
of interestEducation Technologies
Innovation in education
Currently, I teach English at
BRAC University. I worked as a Fulbright Scholar at Indiana University, Bloomington, USA from August 2015 to May 2016. My
specific research interests are technological integration into teaching, educational leadership and educational management.
I am also a writer and chess player. I have written and edited five books, have scripted around 15 plays for television and
achieved international rating in chess.
xMr. Samir Ranjan NathBRACProgramme Head,
Educational Research Unit Bangladesh
was born in 1966. Studied Statistics at Jahangirnagar University and Educational Research Methodology at University of Oxford.
Have been working with the Research and Evaluation Division of BRAC since 1991. I did research for various national and international
organizations including IIEP/UNESCO, UNICEF, Save the Children and Plan Bangladesh. I offer research method course at both
undergraduate and graduate levels. I contributed many research reports, monographs and books; and contributed articles in
journals, chapters in books, and wrote books on various aspects of Bangladesh education.
Mr. Md Hayder AliNATIONAL
UNIVERSITYAssistant System AnalystBangladesh
Sardar SulaimanJAHANGIRNAGAR UNIVERSITYStudentBangladeshDomains of expertiseEducation in Conflicts & Crisis Contexts
Mr. Hayder Ali has about 8 years experience in IT industries. He is working with National
University as an assistant system analyst since November, 2014. Prior to join National university he served as a senior engineer
IP Planning at Fiber at Home and as an executive in Synchronous ICT. He is a core member of network planning, operation and
management team in National University. Mr. Ali has a good academic background. He has got his undergraduate in Computer Science
& Engineering from Stamford University Bangladesh, M.Sc in Computer Science and Engineering from The People’s University
of Bangladesh, M.Sc in Information and Communication Technology, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET),
Commonwealth Executive MBA, Commonwealth of Learning, Bangladesh Open University, II Level specializing Master in Optical
Communication and Photonic Technology, POLITECNICO DI TORINO, ITALY. He has also good number of training, publications and
certifications. Mr. Ali is a talented individual and has vast knowledge and expertise in network planning, core and IP networking,
network operation, network maintenance, IPv4, IPv6 and FTTx (GPON System), TCP/IP, Ethernet ,xPON, xDSL, PSTN, ATM, PPPoE,
H.323, H.248,SIP,SNMP,VoIP system (Soft switch), ss7, Linux, LAN, WAN, VLAN, Access network, router configuration, network
performance monitoring, network expansion and rollout. He is playing a vital role in the world bank funded virtual class room
project in National University. He is also an active member in the NU Data Center project.
Finance & Funding
Girls and Women EducationCentres of interestFinance & Funding
Migrants / migration
name is Md. Sulaiman, and I am currently studying at the Department of International Relations of the Jahangirnagar University
of Dhaka. I maintain a 3.80 CGPA (out of 4.00) average in my previous final examination with holding the 2nd merit position.
Although I am from an underprivileged village of Madaripur district, I am the second who could reach to university from our
village. But, I am a person who is positive about every aspect of life. I believe that I am enthusiastic, energetic and
capable of representing myself in an extensive and challenging field where innovative ideas, leadership qualities are vastly
appreciated. Besides my academic study, I am very eager about social problems and its advancement. I am an Intern. Researcher
at the Bangladesh Initiatives of Research and Development Society [BIRDS], Dhaka, Bangladesh and Executive Member Relation
in Motion (RiM) Supported by the U.S. embassy, Dhaka. Currently, I am volunteering at Community Legal Service, Maxwell Stamp
PLC (http://www.communitylegalservice.org/). The CLS program aims to provide greater access to justice to the poor, marginalized
and socially excluded communities in Bangladesh. I have also experienced through participating in "The 3rd Asia-Pacific
Student Forum 2015, Universitas Indonesia, Indonesia" and was awarded for presented here a project on "Achieving
MDGs through Entrepreneurship; Global Youth Entrepreneurs Summit 2015, Organized by DYDF and Ministry of Foreign Affairs Bangladesh.
I have awarded for presented a project( ARK- Act of Random Kindness) on "Achieving MDGs through Entrepreneurship"
at The 3rd Asia-Pacific Student Forum 2015, Universitas Indonesia, Indonesia. National level participant at the "Best
Speaker Contest 2015" organized by Debate Bangladesh and became champion at Dhaka division. As I came through hardworking
efforts from a unprivileged area, I know what are actual challenges in a developing society. Because I had to face many obstacles
in different times and this is a common picture and scenario in our regional neighboring countries too. So, by using the WISE
platform I will try to share my life experience.
Mr. Habib UllahEAST WEST UNIVERSITYStudentBangladesh
is Habib Ullah. I was born in the year of 1995 in Manikganj city in Bangladesh. In a family of five member I have one younger
brother and one sister. I move to capital city and started my primary education with memorizing Quran when in 2000. From my
childhood I attended many competitions like debating, essay writing, general knowledge and so on. I was very popular in my
campus because of my academic merits and participation of other activities such as acting, scout team, leadership club etc.
I finished my secondary school certificate and higher school certificate with merit results with primary scholarship. Currently
I am doing my final thesis for undergraduate program to find out the impact of tourism industry in the economy. There is research
interest about refugee issue in near future. After finishing my secondary school certificate I have started social activities.
To get connection and increasing my ability to work and gather more knowledge I involved with CriticalLink after a training
of emergency medical treatment (EMT) as a fast responders volunteer. Hence I have started work with Jaago Foundation as a
volunteer to educate the dispossessed children. After getting admission as an undergraduate program Ahoban Charity Foundation
selected me as a campus ambassador. They actually world for street children. On the other hand I attended some summit of different
organization, one of them is Social Business Youth Summit in 2016 where Nobel laureate Dr. Muhammad Yunus was also attended
with many international personalities. I attended 1st Turkish Foreign Policy a winter school program organized by Wise Men
Center for Strategic Studies in Istanbul this year. Youth Initiative Nepal has selected me as a primary delegates for their
last regional conference based on revitalizing south Asian integration via youth engagement in the SDGs era in Kathmandu,
Nepal. At the same time Glocal International selected me as a country representative of their teen conference. Another international
program where I have attended in Malaysia this year which was International Capacity Building Workshop on Green Growth. I
am trying to involve with more international organization to make more network and connection to increase work ability efficiently
to make better and peaceful tomorrow.
Mr. Mohammed RezwanSHIDHULAI SWANIRVAR SANGSTHAExecutive
is Founding Executive Director of Shidhulai Swanirvar Sangstha and invented ‘floating education system’ to ensure
access to year round and quality education in flood-prone regions. He developed, expanded, and sustained floating schools
over 14 years. Now floating schools are in operation in eight countries. Drawing on his architectural expertise, he designs
spaces on boats that successfully accommodating the need of a school, library, to training center. He is the inventor of the
‘integrated floating farming’ technique, as well as the ‘bamboo, bottle and siren’ flood warning system
and the ‘surya-hurricane solar lantern’. Rezwan served on international advisory committees dealing with education,
technology, and environment. He regularly presents at global conferences on his innovations, climate change, green energy,
and education. He is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts (RSA).
educators who thank china
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kenya and pakistan and who loves sharing her ides at tedx tyoe meetings across china
abbie bloecher who worked in chiense
vilages befire co-founding the nearly free maharishi university in south africa who origins linkin with what mandela wanted
to be a volage to city livelihoods extranet
fouder of bridges international whse expereiences at harvard and teachig
in chinese villages caused her to found bridges the number 1 educational system where only 5% of teachers prepare content
and 95% tutir using the tabket distributed content- bridges is a school designed fir parets who can pay 1$ a week -
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one of the biggest ipntellectual property wars ever - as signaled by this ope ed of kissinger
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