2017 Forum programme

Young-sook Nam
 Young-sook Nam

Secretary General
World Smart Sustainable Cities Organization (WeGO)
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  • Side Event
  • Smart ABC Opening
  • Room 203
  • Monday, September 25, 2017, 1:30 PM - 2:10 PM
  • Keynote Speaker
Biography

Dr. Young-sook Nam is the Secretary General of WeGO (World Smart Sustainable Cities Organization). Prior to joining WeGO, she was a Professor at Ewha Womans University’s Graduate School of International Studies and held senior-level positions in the Korean government and international organizations abroad. As the Director of ICT Investment & Cooperation at the Ministry of Information and Communication (MIC) of Korea, she oversaw the Ministry’s global ICT cooperation, with the primary purpose of bridgingthe global digital divide through development assistance in the ICT sector. Dr. Nam also gained vast experience in policy making, international cooperation, and sustainable development in her previous posts at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), International Labor Office (ILO), Korea’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade (MOFAT), and Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP). Dr. Nam received her M.A. in Economics and Ph.D. in International Development from Stanford University.