・Experience leading projects integrating technology and assessment frameworks to support Gender Equality and Women's Entrepreneurship in Japan and South East Asia.
・Applying evidence-based approaches for effective management of social programmes.
・Research and analysis to support policy recommendations to promote trans-regional collaboration on Innovation and Gender Equality.
Dr Lily Yu is a Senior Advisor at the Sasakawa Peace Foundation (SPF), Japan, where she coordinates Research and Programme Development relating to Gender Equality and Women's Entrepreneurship with a focus on technology-based solutions and evidence-based design and assessment.
Lily has experience leading a range of initiatives in the public and private sector. Prior to joining SPF, she was Research Partnerships Manager at the British Council in Tokyo, where she managed bilateral programmes to strengthen social innovation, education, research and funding links between universities, government agencies, foundations and the private sector in the UK, Japan and South East Asia. She holds a PhD and MSc in Neuroscience from University College London, UK and was a Postdoctoral Research Scientist at RIKEN and a Fellow of the University of Tokyo, Japan. She has recently completed courses at the Harvard Kennedy School on Applying Behavioral Insights to Public Policy and Leading Successful Programs: Using Evidence to Assess Effectivenss and Performance Measurement for Effective Management of Nonprofit Organisations at Harvard Business School.
Project at SPF
・Promoting investment for women entrepreneurs in Asia
・Women Leadership and Empowerment