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Prof. Deborah J. StipekJudy Koch Professor of Education, the Peter E. Haas Faculty Director of the Haas Center for Public Service

Prof. Deborah J. Stipek, Ph.D. is the Judy Koch Professor of Education, the Peter E. Haas Faculty Director of the Haas Center for Public Service, and the former I James Quillen Dean of the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University.

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Dr. Frances Lee Moi FahConsultant for Literacy Development and Education Forum (LDEF)

Dr. Frances Lee Moi Fah, Consultant for Literacy Development and Education Forum (LDEF) is an educationist (PhD Education, U of London; MEDU Educational Psychology, Academic Diploma in Education and PGCE, Uni of London Institute of Education UK; BA Uni of Malaya) to several NGOS and rural indigenous communities; and was Professor of Education at HELP University, KL, Malaysia (2013-2017).

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Prof. Nirmala RaoSerena H.C. Yang Professor in Early Childhood Development and Education

Nirmala Rao is Serena H.C. Yang Professor in Early Childhood Development and Education, Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong. A Developmental and Chartered (Educational) Psychologist by training, she has been recognised internationally for her research on early childhood development. Professor Rao has published widely and serves on the Editorial Board for several journals and was a member of the Steering Committee for the 2017 Lancet Series on Early Child Development. She has participated in international meetings as an expert/specialist and undertaken consultancies for UNICEF, UNESCO, the World Bank, DFID, OECD and the Brookings Institute. She has also had significant administrative leadership roles at the Faculty of Education and at the Graduate School of The University of Hong Kong.

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