Title or Function
- Community development; Social Welfare; Gender Analysis; Governance; Inequality; Diversity.
- Nipissing University
Prof. Lanyan Chen has a PhD in Sociology from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC, and brings a decolonizing and feminist political economy perspective to her areas of research. In this project she is dedicated to the analysis of the finances of the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and collaborations of communities committed to reconciliation within Ontario and across Canada. As a researcher, she takes her role seriously in spreading knowledge and working with people to discover a way forward. This approach reflects her experiences with several United Nations appointments, including the UNIFEM Gender Advisor for Northeast Asia based in Beijing from 1998 to 2003, a position from which she was able to create change through projects, campaigns, and mobilization of people and communities. She has had numerous appointments as a Gender Expert, working on the design, implementation, and evaluation of large-scale projects and programs in support of compliance to international human rights standards and good governance. She has also initiated situational analyses by way of surveys and field visits, interviews and focus groups, and has led training workshops on participatory, action-oriented methodology, gender analysis, human rights commitments, gender statistics, and social assessment. Her most recent participation in the evaluation of UNFPA’s country program in China is available on her university website.