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LILIANNE FAN

lilianne@geutanyoefoundation.org

Lilianne Fan is a cultural anthropologist and humanitarian professional with more than 20 years of experience working with refugees, internally displaced persons, and conflict-stricken communities. She is the International Director and Co-Founder of Geutanyoë Foundation, a regional humanitarian organization based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Aceh, Indonesia, working to protect and empower some of the most vulnerable communities in Asia. She is the Chair of the Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network’s Rohingya Working Group (APRRN), a membership-led network committed to advancing the rights of refugees in the region. She is also the Head of the Secretariat for the All-Party Parliamentary Group Malaysia on Refugee Policy.

Lilianne supports work for the stateless Rohingya in the Rakhine State and the ASEAN. She provides regular expertise to a range of institutions and governments including the UN, the World Bank, ASEAN, the Government of Malaysia and the Government of Indonesia.

Between 2005 and 2012, Lilianne served in several large-scale post-crisis recovery missions. She supported the UN-led humanitarian response in post-earthquake Haiti, served as Advisor to the ASEAN Special Envoy on Post-Nargis Recovery in Myanmar, was a member of the advisory team of the Governor of Aceh on sustainable development following the Aceh peace agreement of 2005, and was the Senior Policy Coordinator for Oxfam International in Aceh and Nias from 2005-2008. She holds an MA in Anthropology from Columbia University, New York.