Hi everyone! Welcome to my website. My name is Greta Lai (Chinese: 黎樂平). I am currently a Policy Research Officer at PathFinders, a local NGO in Hong Kong that helps migrant domestic workers and their Hong Kong-born children. I am also a member of the Global Editorial Team of Young China Watchers.
Prior to working at PathFinders, I worked at ACLED as a conflict researcher, where I monitored protest developments and analysed protest event data. Back in 2018, I also worked at the International Crisis Group’s Northeast Asia office as a research assistant, working on conflict resolution strategies in the Korean Peninsula. Before that, I interned at the poverty reduction division at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Beijing supporting initiatives in youth engagement, women empowerment and SDGs localisation in China.
I am also a writer and editor. I write articles on diverse topics lying at the intersection of international migration, human rights and gender. My work has been featured in South China Morning Post, East Asia Young Activists Blog, Hong Kong Free Press, CUriosity, Routed Magazine, among others.
I hold a master’s degree in International Migration and Public Policy from the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK and a bachelor’s degree in Government and Public Administration from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Policy Research Officer - PathFinders Hong Kong
Since Feb 2020
East Asia Conflict Researcher - Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED)
Oct 2019 - Nov 2020
Platform Facilitator and UK Engagement Intern - Generation Brexit, LSE Initiative
Oct 2018 - Dec 2018
Research Assistant—Northeast Asia - International Crisis Group
Mar 2018 - Sep 2018
Intern (Poverty, Equity and Governance Team) - United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Sep 2017 - Jan 2018
Co-organiser of ICANN Mock Conference - Asia Pacific Internet Governance Academy
Apr 2016 - Aug 2018
Conference Programming Associate - Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations (HPAIR) 2016 Asia Conference
Feb 2016 - Aug 2016
Vice President Public Relations - University Admission Consultation System (UACS) Ltd.
Aug 2013 - Feb 2015
Volunteer & Freelance work
Member of the Global Editorial Team - Young China Watchers
Since Oct 2020
Member - East Asia Young Activists Networking Program
Since Mar 2020
Subject Matter Editor - The International Scholar
Apr 2020 - Jan 2021
Executor of Merit360 Action Plan 001 (APE001) - World Merit, United Nations
Apr 2016 - Sep 2017
Study Tour Counsellor - Charming Holidays
Jul 2016 - Aug 2016, Jul 2017- Aug 2017
NetMission Ambassador - NetMission.Asia & Dot.Asia Organisation
Nov 2015 - Sep 2016
Volunteer - Amnesty International Hong Kong
Nov 2015 - Sep 2016
Editor - Civilitas, a political science journal of CUHK
Feb 2014 - Jan 2015