All times shown are in Singapore time (GMT +8. Convert time zone here)

Information is accurate as of 14 November 2021

In the event of a postponement or cancellation of the Summit
due to the COVID-19 situation, participants will be notified promptly.

15 November 2021, Monday

Segment 1

08:30 – 09:30


09:30 – 09:35

Opening Remarks by Dilhan Pillay Sandrasegara, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, Temasek Holdings

09:35 – 10:05

Focus Area: Climate Action & Sustainable Communities


The M40 Initiative
  • August Hatecke, Country Head Singapore, Co-Head Wealth Management Asia Pacific, UBS AG
  • Alejandro Litovsky, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Earth Security

10:05 – 10:35

Focus Area: Climate Action & Sustainable Communities


Accelerating Circular and Resilient Cities
  • Zuhaila binti Ahmad Zubel, Director, Town Planning Department and Chief Resilience Officer, Melaka Historic City Council
  • Hugh Lim, Executive Director, Centre for Liveable Cities
  • Ellen Martin, Director, Impact and Insights, The Circulate Initiative
  • Lauren Sorkin, Executive Director, Resilient Cities Network

10:35 – 11:15

Dialogue with Pathfinders
  • Anderson Tanoto, Managing Director, RGE; Trustee, Tanoto Foundation
  • Wang Shi, Founder, China Vanke; Chairman, Vanke Foundation
  • Li Xin, Vice President, Caixin Media; Managing Director, Caixin Global

11:15 – 11:45

Focus Area: Inclusive Education


When Education Endures, Resilience Rises – Mitigating Learning Losses Through Digital and Literacy Tools for Teachers and Students
  • Joel Bacha, Global Project Director, Room to Read
  • Dr Geetha Murali, Chief Executive Officer, Room to Read
  • Helman Sitohang, Chair, ASEAN Board, Room to Read

11:45 – 12:25

Keynote Address by Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for Social Policies, Republic of Singapore

12:25 – 13:25


End of Segment 1 programme

Segment 2

17:00 – 18:00


18:00 – 19:00


19:00 - 19:25

Conversation with Michael R. Bloomberg
  • Michael R. Bloomberg, Founder, Bloomberg L.P. and Bloomberg Philanthropies


  • Jennifer Lewis, Head, Philanthropy Advocates, Temasek Foundation

19:25 – 19:55

Focus Area: Pandemic Security


Scientific Preparedness for Pandemic Prevention

  • Dr Thanat Chookajorn, Head, Genomics and Evolutionary Medicine Unit, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University
  • Dr Bruce Gellin, Senior Vice President and Chief, Global Public Health Strategy, The Rockefeller Foundation
  • Dr Natasha Howard, Associate Professor, Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore
  • Dr Sofonias Tessema, Head, Pathogen Genomics, Africa CDC

19:55 – 20:25

Focus Area: Pandemic Security


Community Pandemic Innovation Lab

  • Dr Piya Hanvoravongchai, Secretary General, Thai National Health Foundation
  • Dr Hsien-Hsien Lei, Chief Executive Officer, The American Chamber of Commerce, Singapore; Health Advisory Board Member, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Stefan Nachuk, Senior Advisor, Health Systems, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Dr Rawlance Ndejjo, Research Associate, Department of Disease Control and Environmental Health, Makerere University School of Public Health
  • Dr Jennifer Nuzzo, Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Health and Engineering, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Dr David H. Peters, Chair, Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

20:25 – 20:55

Focus Area: Inclusive Education


Harnessing AI and Personalised Learning to Tackle the Global Education Crisis
  • Amy Bellinger, Head, Programs, The Education Commission
  • Gordon Brown, United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education; Chair, The Education Commission and Former Prime Minister, United Kingdom
  • Khaloula del Prado, Global Youth Advocate for Education
  • Prof Lee Ju-Ho, Chairperson, Education Commission Asia; Commissioner, The Education Commission and Former Minister, Education, Science, and Technology, Republic of Korea
  • Fernando Zobel de Ayala, President and Chief Executive Officer, Ayala Corporation; Co-Chairman, Board of Trustees, Ayala Foundation

20:55 – 21:00

Closing Remarks by Ng Boon Heong, Chief Executive Officer, Temasek Foundation

End of Segment 2 programme