Dr Chi H Truong (a.k.a. Shachi) is an anthropologist by training (PhD, U of Toronto, 2001; Post Doctoral, Harvard, 2006). She conducted ethnographic research on social memory, gender, education for indigenous/ethnic minority children, child poverty, and post-disaster livelihoods recovery and resilience in Cambodia, the Philippines, and Nepal. She taught in Vietnam National University and Vietnam’s Academy of Social Sciences and served as Lead Qualitative Researcher Young Lives, an International Study of Childhood Poverty by Oxford University.
Before becoming the Secretariat Lead of the Himalayan University Consortium in 2016, Shachi was active in building a regional network of Southeast Asian scholars and contributed in inter-disciplinary curriculum building, training and international collaborative research projects funded by The Toyota Foundation, The Ford Foundation and the Rockefellers Foundation.