Samantha Hung

Chief of Gender Equality Thematic Group
Profile / Bio: 

Samantha Hung provides leadership for advancing gender equality across all aspects of ADB operations and knowledge work. She has over 20 years of experience in gender equality at project, program and policy levels in the Asia Pacific. Before ADB, she held various gender advisor and specialist roles for the New Zealand Agency for International Development, Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, UNICEF, Australian Government Office on the Status of Women and UK Institute of Development Studies attached to the University of Sussex.

Samantha is also a seasoned provider of management support, including for an ADB Vice President and the Director General of Budget and Human Resources, and was previously the Deputy Representative of ADB’s European Representative Office. She started her international development career as a Australian-funded volunteer in Vietnam.

Samantha is a dual Australian/UK citizen. She holds a Masters degree in International Development from RMIT University in Melbourne, Honors Law and Commerce degrees from the University of Melbourne, and a post-graduate qualification in Human Resources Management from CIPD, UK


Title Date Learning Materials Topic
Recorded Solidarity Messages from Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department (SDCC), ADB 05 October 2022 Multimedia Gender Equality, Social Development and Protection
Gender Mainstreaming in ADB Operations and Policies 31 March 2022 Slides Gender Equality, Health
Gender equality, Women’s Empowerment and Food Systems 23 March 2022 Slides Agriculture and Natural Resources, Gender Equality
[VIDEO] Opening Session 22 November 2021 Multimedia Gender Equality
Roadmap to Achieve OP2’s Transformative Gender Agenda 04 October 2021 Slides Gender Equality
Barriers for women to join and stay in the workforce 20 May 2021 Slides Gender Equality
Education for the Most Disadvantaged Communities in Viet Nam: Strategy for Delayed Marriage? 04 June 2014 Slides Gender Equality, Education, Social Development and Protection