Theo Yeung

Theodora Yeung


Theodora is a junior fellow at Agulhas, assisting research and analysis across Agulhas’ portfolio of reviews, including ICAI. Her previous ICAI assignment was ‘the use of UK aid in enhancing mutual prosperity’ information note. Theodora is currently helping Agulhas build their portfolio in the MENA region. Her latest MENA assignment was the Jordan Compact; an innovative approach agreed by the Government of Jordan and the international community for hosting Syrian refugees in the country.

As part of the Conflict, Crises and Global Challenge (CRUNCH) Hub, Theodora is helping Agulhas to explore business opportunities related to these complex global challenges. With a background in Hong Kong/China, Theodora is keen to bring the Asian voice to Agulhas.

Before joining Agulhas, Theodora worked for 4 years in international NGO Orbis in Hong Kong, serving in different roles: fundraising, advocacy, volunteering and donors’ management, while also spending some time in China, Nepal and Vietnam. She holds a BSocSci in Sociology from the University of Hong Kong and an MSc in International Development from the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom. In her spare time in Birmingham, she volunteered for Cancer Research UK and Oxfam Great Britain. She speaks fluent English, Cantonese and Mandarin.

Key work skills

Theodora’s thematic interests include humanitarian aid, education, and children’s rights. She is also interested in the role of China as a key stakeholder in international development.

Other interests

While currently living in London, Theodora seizes every opportunity to get out of London, either hiking within the UK or taking a step further – travelling or backpacking! Spending time in cafes and having good food are also some of her favourite pastimes.

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