Lilianne Fan is an anthropologist and humanitarian professional with more than 15 years of experience working with refugees, internally displaced persons, and communities affected by conflict and disaster. She is International Director and Co-Founder of the Geutanyoe Foundation, a humanitarian and community empowerment organisation based in Aceh, Indonesia, and Research Associate with the London-based Overseas Development Institute’s Humanitarian Policy Group, where she focusses on engagement on humanitarian action in Asia, particularly in the ASEAN region. Her areas of specialisation include refugees in Southeast Asia, the humanitarian situation in the state of Rakhine and the plight of the stateless Rohingya people, and “non-traditional” humanitarian actors such as local organisations, local governments, regional organisations, emerging donors, and the private sector. Between 2005 and 2012 she served in several large-scale post-crisis recovery missions, including as the IASC Housing, Land, and Property Coordinator in post-earthquake Haiti; as Advisor to the ASEAN Special Envoy on Post-Nargis Recovery in Myanmar; 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 holds an MA in Anthropology from Columbia University.
International Director and Co-Founder of the Geutanyoe Foundation