Theo Yeung

Theodora Yeung


Theodora is an Agulhas manager, assisting in research and analysis across Agulhas’ wide variety of projects, and is also a core part of the review team supporting the Independent Commission for Aid Impact, the UK aid watchdog, on evaluations such as Assessing UK aid’s results in Education, UK’s approaches to Peacebuilding, Youth Employment in the MENA region as well as an information note on UK’s aid engagement with China. Theodora assists in technical delivery as well as project management within the assignments.

Apart from ICAI, Theodora’s key client is the United Nations. She has also supported Agulhas in building a portfolio in the MENA region, notably the EU Jordan and Lebanon Compact Monitoring and Assessment, the UN Jordan Common Country Analysis as well as the UN Jordan Sustainable Development Framework Evaluation (including case studies on three selected UN agencies: WFP, UNICEF and UNIDO).

In Agulhas, Theodora is also a member of the Agulhas Conflict, Crises and Global Challenges (CRUNCH) Hub.

Before joining Agulhas, Theodora worked for 4 years in fundraising, advocacy, volunteer and donors management in the international NGO Orbis based in Hong Kong, while also spending some time in China, Nepal and Vietnam. She also worked as a Research Assistant at the Open University of Hong Kong on a research project about asylum-seekers’ experience in the city.

Theodora holds an MSc in International Development from the University of Birmingham (Distinction). Her dissertation topic was “One Step Forward, Two Steps back. The Impact of Disasters on Girls’ Education in a Patriarchal Society” with the Nepal 2015 earthquake as a case study. For her fieldwork, she partnered with Save the Children, UNICEF and two other local NGOs, and spent two months in various parts of Nepal (Solukhumbu, Dolakha and Kavrepalanchok) for data collection.

Key work skills

Theodora has experience in conducting qualitative research, carrying out desk analysis, writing annotated bibliographies, reports and data repositories. She is familiar with the UN system and agencies through her work with the Resident Coordinator Office in Jordan.

She has a keen interest in education, humanitarian affairs, emerging donors, refugee and migration issues.

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! Originally from Asia, she loves to explore the dynamics among different cultures from a migrant’s perspective.

Theodora is also on her journey to become a counsellor. She is now at CPBAB Level 3.

If she does indeed have any time left, Theodora will either be practising Chinese calligraphy or learning a new language.

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