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Leah Lin is CEO and Founder of Asia Citizen Future Association (ACFA). ACFA explores Taiwan’s role amid the crisis of closing civic space in the region. Leah Lin aims to promote collaboration between civil societies in Taiwan and ASEAN countries in order to develop strategy and capacity to tackle the challenges of closing civic space. As Research Lead of ACFA, Lin leads a research project named ‘Enhance the Accessibility to Taiwan for Southeast Asia Civil Society.’ AFCA publishes a report titled “Exploring Taiwan’s Role Amid the Crisis of Closing Civic Space in Southeast Asia.” It scrutinizes how Taiwan can become an ‘alternative civic space’ to support civil society in Southeast Asia. Lin works closely with other young advocates in the region, bolstering the leadership of the next generation.


Keynote Speaker

 Leah (Wen-Liang) Lin


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