Lan (Hong Hoang) was born in Hanoi, Vietnam and spent portions of her years living between the United States and Vietnam. She is currently studying the Bachelor of Social Sciences at the University of Hong Kong with a double major in International Politics and Sociology. She was on a yearlong exchange program with Utrecht University in the Netherlands.
A firm believer in world unity and equality, Lan is convinced by the potential of participatory development in providing platforms and giving voice to the less privileged and the marginalized, to promote and propel the global development agenda. During her studies, Lan has been engaging in various social projects such as grassroots educational outreach on girl’s rights in Ghana, cultural integration and racial unity among student body on Hong Kong University campus, and social impact evaluation in the Netherlands.
Lan takes on the role of E-motive’s correspondent in Asia with this blog, aiming to reflect regional social issues and best practices of development projects in Asia. This serves to promote knowledge sharing and break stereotypes in the less developed regions.