OFFICIAL PROGRAMME

Thursday 25 April @ MACAU TOWER

9:00-9:05 Opening Remarks
by Jingbo Huang, Director of UNU Macau
9:05-9:10 Speech
by Ao Ieong U, Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture, Macao SAR Government
9:10-9:15 Speech
by Yeshurun Alemayehu ADDE, State Minister, Ministry of Innovation and Technology, Ethiopia
9:15-9:20 Video Message
by Amandeep Singh Gill, Secretary-General's Envoy on Technology, United Nations
9:20-9:30 Keynote Speech
by Tshilidzi Marwala, Rector, United Nations University; Under-Secretary-General, United Nations
9:30-9:40 Keynote Speech
by Xue Lan, Dean of Schwarzman College and Dean of Institute for AI International Governance, Tsinghua University
9:40-10:25 Plenary Session: How to Use Synthetic Data to Train AI Models
Plenary Room
Tshilidzi Marwala (Chair, Opening, Rector, United Nations University; Under-Secretary-General, United Nations),
Philippe de Wilde (Professor of Artificial Intelligence, University of Kent),
Fernando Buarque (Senior Associate Professor of Computing(AI), School of Engineering, University of Pernambuco, Brazil),
Mamello Thinyane (Optus Chair of Cybersecurity and Data Science, Associate Professor, University of South Australia),
Serge Stinckwich (Head of Research, UNU Macau),
Eleonore Fournier-Tombs (Head of Anticipatory Action and Innovation, UNU CPR),
Yik Chan Chin (Associate Professor, School of Journalism and Communication, Beijing Normal University)
10:25-10:35 Launching Ceremony of UNU Global AI Network
10:35-10:45
Tea Break
10:45-12:15

Parallel Sessions & UNU Global AI Network Meeting
UNU Global AI Network Meeting
Plenary Room
Tshilidzi Marwala (Opening, Rector, United Nations University; Under-Secretary-General, United Nations),
Guy Bernard Ryder (Video Message, Under-Secretary-General for Policy, Executive Office of the Secretary-General, United Nations),
Rapid Sun (Under Secretary of State at the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications of Cambodia),
Peng Gong (Vice Rector, the University of Hong Kong),
Fangli Liao (Director at Marketing & Public Relations, Tencent),
Vivian Nwaocha (Secretary General, African Society in Digital Sciences),
Jialiang Lu (Vice Dean, SJTU Paris Elite Institute of Technology (SPEIT), Shanghai Jiao Tong University),
Ruby O (Assistant Vice President of Sustainability & Business Synergy, MGM),
Jane Wu (Executive Director, Venture Cup China),
Alice Ho (Chief Youth Officer, Global Alliance of Universities on Climate)

Gen AI Governance and Law in the Asia-Pacific Region
Parallel Session Room1
Weidong Ji (Chair, Chair Professor and President, China Institute for Socio-Legal Studies, Shanghai Jiao Tong University),
Yilei Shao (Chair, Dean of the Shanghai Al-Finance School at East China Normal University) ,
Xingzhong Yu (Chair Professor, University of Macau),
Mayu Terada (Professor, Hitotsubashi University),
James Ong (Founder & Managing Director, Artificial Intelligence International Institute (AIII) and Adjunct Professor, Singapore University of Technology & Design (SUTD) & AI Mega Centre),
Dan Linna (Senior Lecturer & Director of Law and Technology Initiatives, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law & McCormick School of Engineering (Computer Science Department)),
Guanjun Wu (Distinguished Professor, Dean of the School of Politics and International Relations, Director of the Institute of Singularity Studies, East China Normal University)

AI, Children and Youth
Parallel Session Room2
Jaimee Stuart (Chair, Senior Researcher - Team Lead, UNU Macau),
Alicja Pawluczuk (digital [in]equity Research Fellow at Leeds University's INCLUDE+ Network & Founder of the Digital Youth Work Research Hub [Former ICTD Research Fellow at UNU Macau),
Yi Li (PhD Candidate at the Faculty of Law of the University of Macau),
Li Ming Wen (Director, Population Health Research & Evaluation Hub, Sydney Local Health District; Clinical Professor, Sydney School of Public Health, The University of Sydney)

AI, Education, and Marginalisation
Parallel Session Room3
Ronald Musizvingoza (Chair, Researcher, UNU Macau),
Angelina Maria (Lecturer in translation studies at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, City University of Macau),
Salvatore Mancuso (Professor of Comparative Law and Legal Anthropology, University of Palermo),
Xiaohong Zhu (Graduate student, Hangzhou Normal University),
Linda MENDO ABESSOLO (Data Privacy & AI Compliance, Activist for Digital Inclusion, and Founder of "Cameroon Women First Association"),
Kaize ZHU (Incoming PhD student at the City University of Hong Kong),
Liangyue Zhang (Ph.D. student in Journalism and Communication Studies at Fudan University)

AI for SDG Development
Parallel Session Room4
Farzad Sabetzadeh (Chair, Assistant Professor, City University of Macau),
Shuan Sadreghazi (Researcher, Institute for Future Initiatives, The University of Tokyo),
Upalat Korwatanasakul (Associate Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences, Waseda University)

AI and Climate Change
Parallel Session Room6
Dong Liu (Chair/speaker, Research Assistant Professor, The Chinese University of Hong Kong),
David Daou (Research Manager Climate Risk Modelling, UNU-EHS),
Pia Faustino (Director for Social Impact and Sustainability, Thinking Machines),
Lei Huang (Associate Professor, Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, Chinese Academy of Science)

12:15-13:30 Networking Lunch
13:30-15:00

Parallel Sessions
Incorporating UN Values and principles into video games design powered by AI
Plenary Room
Auxane Boch (Chair, Associate Professor, Institute for Ethics in Artificial Intelligence (IEAI), Technical University of Munich),
Tshilidzi Marwala (Opening, Rector, United Nations University, Under-Secretary-General, United Nations),
Gary Liu (Managing Director Red Pavillion Limited),
Han Yang (CEO of Boke),
Qingxu Zhu (Robotics researcher at Tencent Robotics X Lab working on reinforcement learning for control of robotics and physics-based characters),
Olivier Madiba (CEO of Kiro’o)

Empower Young Scientist, Accelerate AI Development
Parallel Session Room1
Jane Wu (Chair, Executive Director, Venture Cup China),
Kuok Fai CHAO (Associate Master, University of Macau, Lui Che Woo College),
José Roberto de Andrade Filho (Deputy Consul General, Consulate of Brazil in Shanghai),
LOU Xiongwen (Chair Professor of Materials Chemistry, City University of Hongkong, Department of Chemistry),

AI in Healthcare
Parallel Session Room2
Samuel Chan (Chair, Former President,Science and Technology Development Fund (FDCT), Macau SAR),
Fhumulani Mavis Mulaudzi (Professor, The University of Pretoria in South Africa),
Rodwell Gundo (Postdoctoral Research Fellow, The University of Pretoria in South Africa),
Shaun Martin (Senior Project Manager for WWF Asia-Pacific Counter-Illegal Wildlife Trade Hub),
Lei Chaoyu (M.D. candidate, Department of Ophthalmology, Shanghai Ninth People's Hospital Shanghai Jiao Tong University, School of Medicine),
Wang Bin (Nursing graduate student from Hangzhou Normal University)

The potential of AI in educational practice and AI-based learning environments
Parallel Session Room3
Zhai Xuesong (Chair, Senior Researcher, College of Education, Zhejiang University, China),
Dai Yi (Assistant Professor of the School of Education, City University of Macau),
Wu Tinghui (master student majoring in Educational Technology at the College of Education, Zhejiang University),
Zhang Lijie (Master’s candidate in Educational Technology at Zhejiang University),
Ji Shuang (undergraduate student, Nanjing Normal University),
Jiao Lizhen,
Xiao-guang Yue (Co-Founder and Foundation Fellow of International Engineering and Technology Institute (FFIETI)),

Building Capacity with Generative AI
Parallel Session Room4
Fernando Buarque (Chair, Senior Associate Professor of Computing(AI), School of Engineering, University of Pernambuco, Brazil),
Avishan Bodjnoud (Chief, Information Management Officer United Nations, Departments of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs and Peace Operations (DPPA-DPO)),
Jesse Lastunen (Research Associate, United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER)),
Yan Bai (Assistant Professor in the Department of Strategy, Leadership and People at EADA Business School (Barcelona, Spain)),
Jie Peng (Master of Public Management at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)),
Siting Xiong (Associate research fellow, Guangming Laboratory),
CHI CHEONG WONG (Chief Supervisor Macau Credit and Collection Management Association)
Rita Hai Min DAI (Assistant Professor in Education School of Education | Shanghai Jiao Tong University)

Frameworks of AI Governance
Parallel Session Room5
Zhengkun Hu (Chair, Director for AI Ethics and Governance, SenseTime, China),
Pankaj Pandey (Research Scientist at the Center for Cyber and Information Security, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Campus - Gjovik, Norway),
Max Bonbhel (Emerging Technologies Advisor at ARPCE and Founder & Managing Director YekoElite IA School),
Craig Wing (International Speaker, Futures strategy, scenario planning, EdgeofNowhere host, PhD Candidate),
Anuujin Sanjaajamts (Expert of E-Government Development, Communications and lnformation Technology Authority (CITA), Governmentof Mongolia)

National AI Governance
Parallel Session Room6
Rapid Sun (Chair, Under Secretary of State at the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications of Cambodia),
Xuechen Chen (Assistant Professor in Politics and International Relations, Northeastern University (London)),
Yuting Tan (PhD Candidate, University of Macau, Major: International Business Law and Dispute Resolution),
Sami Farhad (Senior Lecturer of the Global Engagement Program of Zhejiang University, and Advisor to the Alibaba Group),
Binyi Yang

15:00-15:10
Tea Break
15:10-16:40

Parallel Sessions
AIM Global Side Event jointly by UNIDO and Huawei
Plenary Room
Ana Paula Nishio (Chair, Chief, TCS/DAS, UNIDO),
Tshilidzi Marwala (Opening, Rector, United Nations University; Under-Secretary-General, United Nations),
Gerd Müller (Director General, UNIDO),
Yeshurun Alemayehu ADDE (State Minister, ICT and Digital Economy Development Sector, Ministry of Innovation and Technology, Ethiopia),
Yanhui Geng (Director, Huawei Hong Kong Research Centre),
LIU Hao (Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT)),
Drazen Kapusta (Principal of COTRUGLI Business School Europe),
Jingbo Huang (Director UNU Macau)

AI and IOT
Parallel Session Room2
Philippe de Wilde (Chair, Professor of Artificial Intelligence, University of Kent),
Zihan Kan (Assistant Professor at the Department of Geography and Resource Management, The Chinese University of Hong Kong),
Marco Zennaro (researcher at the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP)),
Thomas Basikolo (Programme Officer in the Telecommunication Standardization Policy Department of the ITU Telecommunication Standardization Bureau (TSB)),
Aboubakri Diaw (Principal Coordination Officer, United Nations)

AI in Judicial and Legal Contexts
Parallel Session Room3
Walter Gehr (Chair, Genral Directorate for Cultural Affairs, Austrian Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs, Austria),
Fernando Buarque (Senior Associate Professor of Computing(AI), School of Engineering, University of Pernambuco, Brazil),
Teng Hin Ip (Economics Panel Chairperson, Sacred Heart Canossian College (English Section) Macau),
Vincent Mossfield (Regional Director, Liability Risk Practice, WTW Asia),
Sara Migliorini (Assistant Professor of Global Legal Studies at the Faculty of Law of the University of Macau)

Integrating Data to Ensure Inclusive Education of Climate Change Displaced Population
Parallel Session Room4
Jonghwi Park (Chair, Head of Innovation and Education, Academic Programme Officer, UNU-IAS),
Mwizerwa Myriam Abiyer (Head of Office IOM – UN Migration - Hong Kong SAR, China Sub-Office),
Pierre Chapele (Senior Programme Officer, UNESCO Paris),
Serge Stinckwich (Head of Research, UNU Macau)

AI Governance and Regulations
Parallel Session Room5
Zheng Liang (Chair, Vice Dean, Institute for AI International Governance of Tsinghua University),
Ansgar Koene (Global AI Ethics and Regulatory Leader at EY),
Rostam Josef NEUWIRTH (Professor of Law and Head for Department of Global Legal Studies at the University of Macau),
Yik Chan Chin (Associate Professor at the School of Journalism and Communication, Beijing Normal University)

AI Agents in Practice: Harnessing AI for All
Parallel Session Room6
Jia’an LIU (Chair/speaker, Research Fellow at UNU Macau),
Chu Chu (Ph.D. Candidate, Journalism School, Fudan University),
Zhiqing XIAO (Ph.D. student in Computer Science at Zhejiang University),
Yilin ZHAO (PhD candidate in international law at Zhejiang University),
Guiqiong CHEN (MA in International Organization and Global Engagement from Zhejiang University),
Goshi Aoki (Master's in Computer Science at Zhejiang University),
Yanzhuo LI (Ph.D. student in International Affairs and Global Governance at the Department of Political Science, School of Public Affairs (SPA), Zhejiang University),
Liting CHEN (Master's student at Zhejiang University)

16:40-17:00
Tea Break
17:00-18:30

Parallel Sessions
A Gender Equality Perspective on Responsible AI
Plenary Room
Eleonore Fournier-Tombs (Chair/speaker, Head of Anticipatory Action and Innovation, UNU CPR),
Jaimee Stuart (Senior Researcher, Team Lead, UNU Macau),
Jonghwi Park (Head of Innovation and Education, Academic Programme Officer, UNU-IAS)

Digital Humanism – an Approach to Master the Global Challenges of Tech Power
Parallel Session Room1
Hannes Werthner (Chair/speaker, retired Computer Science Professor at the TU Wien, Austria),
Peter Knees (Associate Professor, TU Wien),
Rostam Josef NEUWIRTH (Professor of Law and Head for Department of Global Legal Studies at the University of Macau),
Xingzhong Yu (Chair Professor at the Faculty of Law at the University of Macau)

Integrating AI with Complex Systems modelling to achieve the SDGs
Parallel Session Room2
Serge Stinckwich (Chair/speaker, Head of Research, UNU Macau),
Emanuele Pugliese (Researcher, UNU-MERIT),
Jesse Lastunen (Research Associate, United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER)),
Zaber Moinul (Senior Academic Fellow, UNU-EGOV)

Developing a UNESCO Toolkit for open science policy for data and AI in times of crisis
Parallel Session Room4
Francis P. Crawley (Chair/speaker, Chairman, CODATA International Data Policy Committee (IDPC)),
Perihan Elif Ekmekci (Professor, former Head of European Union Department of Ministry of Health, TOBB University, Faculty of Medicine),
Zhenzhi (Christropher) Zhu (Taught Postgraduate, Imperial College London),
Virginia Murray (Head of the Global Disaster Risk Reduction, Public Health England),
Ana Persic (Programme Specialist for Science Technology and Innovation Policies and Open Science, UNESCO)

AI Media, Communciation, and Education
Parallel Session Room5
Nimmi Rangaswamy (Chair, Professor, International Instituteof Information Technology Hyderabad Telangana, India),
Chu Chu (Ph.D. Candidate, Journalism School, Fudan University),
Guido Appoldt (Graduate Stuednt, School of Media and Communication, Shanghai Jiao Tong University),
Fernando Buarque (Senior Associate Professor of Computing(AI), School of Engineering, University of Pernambuco, Brazil),
Min Yang (Researcher at the United Nations University Institute in Macau),
Pia Faustino (Director for Social Impact and Sustainability Thinking Machines Data Science)

AI Trustworthiness and Regulations
Parallel Session Room6
Mamello Thinyane (Chair, Optus Chair of Cybersecurity and Data Science, Associate Professor, University of South Australia),
Wayne Wei Wang (Non-Resident Fellow, Fundação Getulio Vargas; PhD Candidate, University of Hong Kong),
Eliza MIK (Assistant Professor of Law, Chinese University of Hong Kong),
Jeff Cao (senior research fellow at Tencent Research Institute),
Jamie Brennan (Chief Product Officer DDX & Digital Transformation Specialist (AI) IOM)

18:30-18:45 Closing Performance by Coro Perosi
18:45-20:00 Farewell Reception Dinner at the Macau Tower 360 Cafe

COMMUNITY PROGRAMME

Tuesday 23 - Wednesday 24 April @ UNU MACAU OFFICE

FULL DAY Global Forum on Data Governance and Digital Transformation – Joint workshop with UN-DESA (Closed-door event)
18:30-20:30
(24 April)
VIP Dinner (By invitation only)

Friday 26 - Tuesday 30 April @ UNU MACAU OFFICE

FULL DAY ICTP-UNU Workshop on TinyML for Sustainable Development (By separate registration)