Rohingya Working Group Chair, Lilianne Fan

Lilianne Fan is the Co-Founder and International Director, Geutanyoe Foundation; Chair, Rohingya Working Group, APRRN; Head of the Secretariat for the All-Party Parliamentary Group Malaysia on Refugee Policy; and Co-Founder & Advisor Refugee Coalition of Malaysia. She is a Steering Committee Member of the Southeast Asia Network of Women Peace Negotiators and Mediators, established by the Foreign Minister of Indonesia, H.E. Retno Marsudi.

She is Research Associate at the London-based Humanitarian Policy Group at ODI, where she led engagement on humanitarian action in Asia, including with ASEAN, Myanmar, China, and Indonesia. Her areas of specialisation include humanitarian crisis, conflict and sectarian violence in Myanmar’s transition, regional organisations and humanitarian action in Asia, and “non-traditional” humanitarian actors such as emerging donors and the private sector.

Lilianne served as Housing, Land and Property Coordinator for the IASC Cluster System in Haiti 2010-2011, as Advisor to the ASEAN Special Envoy on Post-Nargis Recovery in Myanmar 2008-2010, as member of the advisory team of the Governor of Aceh on sustainable development following the Aceh peace agreement of 2005, and as Senior Policy Coordinator for Oxfam International in Aceh and Nias. She has also supported and advised Acehnese humanitarian, human rights and refugee organisations since 1999. Lilianne holds a Master of Arts in Anthropology from Columbia University.

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