Yu Ren-Chung (Ren)

Senior Policy and Strategy Advisor

Ren is a policy professional with over 10 years experience of facilitating policy impact in various country contexts, and has led initiatives resulting in numerous national policy reforms.

With Kivu, Ren currently supports partners in Papua New Guinea working on employment policy reforms, and partners in Southeast Asia working on tobacco control. He previously authored a report on economic trends to support partners in Zambia, and analysed policy environments to inform Kivu’s work in Bangladesh, Myanmar, and Sri Lanka.

Prior to joining Kivu, as an NGO director in Malaysia, Ren led advocacy initiatives resulting in policy reforms including the creation of anti-stalking laws; a 7-day paternity leave; national budget allocation for women’s shelters; and the establishment of a permanent national committee on domestic violence, among others.

Ren has expertise employing various advocacy strategies – including research for advocacy, building civil society coalitions, engaging policymakers, and generating public dialogue through the media. He brings multiple policy perspectives – from his experience as an NGO director, policy campaign coordinator, member of government policy committees, and aide to elected representatives. He has two masters degrees from the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford.

Policy Area Expertise:
  • Gender-based violence
  • Employment and gender
  • Gender-based budgeting
  • Anti-discrimination
  • International human rights
  • Social welfare


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