Sungyeon (Daniel) Park is a researcher and a scholar of the Ban Ki-moon Center for Global Citizens. Currently, he manages projects in the area of agriculture and rural development by creating knowledge and technologies to share Korea’s development experience with developing countries. Previously, he worked for the ICT and Disaster Risk Reduction Section at the UN in Thailand, the Official Development Assistance (ODA) consulting firm in Korea and a Korean Non-Profit Organization managing a rural development project in Myanmar.
He is an alumnus of Amani Institute’s Social Innovation Management Program during which he worked with a non-profit organization focusing on enhancing farmer’s capacity and rural development in India. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Development Studies in Lund, Sweden, and a Master’s Degree in International Economic Studies in Paris, France. His interests range from poverty, inequality, social protection and agriculture to sustainable development. He is interested in project management, leadership skills, and social innovation.