Dr. Lai Wan Teng
Dr. Lai Wan Teng
Ph.D. (Development Studies), Centre for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn, Germany
Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand (Canadian International Development Research Centre Scholar), MSc., 2008
University of Malaya, B.A (Hons, 2nd Upper), 2004
Area of Specialisation
Migration, Gender and Development, Sexual and Reproductive Health
Recipient of a fellowship from the International Development Research Centre (IDRC, Canada) in year 2006-2008 for the Masters in Gender and Development Studies, Asian Institute of Technology (AIT).
(Lai Wan Teng, Suziana Mat Yasin, Kelvin Ying, contributor and researcher) for The 12th Malaysia Plan for Tim Freeman & Lilian Miles (2019), "Strategy Paper: SDG#5 Access to Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and Violence against Women services by Migrant Workers in Malaysia" (funder, UNWOMEN)
Lilian Miles, Suzan Lewis, Lai Wan Teng & Suziana Mat Yasin (2019). Advocacy for Women migrant workers in Malaysia through an Intersectionality lens. Journal of Industrial Relations.
Lilian Miles, Suzan Lewis, Noraida Endut, Lai Wan Teng, Suziana Mat Yasin and Kelvin Ying (2019), "A Toolkit for Women Migrant Workers’ Empowerment in Malaysia: Meeting Sexual and Reproductive Health Needs" Retrieved from https://kanita.usm.my/images/publication/Toolkit-to-Empower-Women-Migrant-Worker_e-bookresized.pdf eISBN:978-983-44820-6-0
Lilian Miles, Suzan Lewis, Kelvin Ying, Lai Wan Teng and Suziana Mat Yasin (2018) "Advancing the Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights of Women Migrant Workers in Asia: A Literature Review”, United Nations Gender Theme Group, Malaysia.
Lai, W.T. (2018). A Tribute to Mother. In Chan Lean Heng and Molly N.N. Lee (Eds.), Ordinary Women. Extraordinary Lives. Everyday Stories of Inspirational Women. Malaysia: Clarity Publishing Sdn Bhd.
Lai, W. T. (2017). We Come. We Work. We Relate. The Migrant Labourers in Penang. Online Publications at German Universities Bonn, Univ., Diss., URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:5-48950
Lai, W.T. (2016). A Case Study of the Foreign Labour Outsourcing System in Penang, Malaysia. Proceedings of The 3rd KANITA Postgraduate International Conference on Gender Studies (KPICGS 2016). Penang, Malaysia: University Sains Malaysia.
Lai, W.T. (2011). Gender and Livelihood: A Case Study of the Mah Meri and the Oil Palm Plantations of Carey Island. Asian Journal of Women’s Studies, 17(2): 66-95.
Noraida Endut, Siti Waringin Oon, Lai Wan Teng, Zaireeni Azmi, Siti Hawa Ali, Rohasliney Hashim. (2011). Understanding and Experiences of Sexual Harassment amongst University Students: A Case Study of Undergraduates in Universiti Sains Malaysia. Proceedings of 2011 International Conference on Humanities, Historical and Social Sciences (CHHSS 2011) presented at the 2nd International Conference on Humanities, Historical and Social Sciences in Cairo, Egypt, 2011.
Franz-Balsen, Angela, Norpisah Mat Isah, Lai Wan Teng. (2011). Merging Gender Mainstreaming and Sustainability Strategies – a win-win approach. In Matthias Barth, Marco Rieckmann and Zainal Abidin Sanusi (Eds.), Higher Education for Sustainable Development: Looking back- moving forward (pp.118-134). Germany: VAS.
Wan Teng, Lai (2010) Clean Water/ Environment. Book of Essays: 6th Annual International Leadership Training Programme: A Global Intergenerational Forum, 6-15 August. pp. 243-246. USA: Connecticut.
Wan Teng, Lai (2009). Individual Report. In Overcoming Poverty through a Social Inclusion Approach: The Status quo of Asia and Oceania in a Globalzed Economy.pp. 110- 112. The Japan Foundation (JENESYS East Asia Future Leaders Programme), December 9- December 19 2008.
Wan Teng, Lai, Chhun, Chhim., Jing Li., Minati Sinha, and Waleed, Aly. (2009). The Role of Academics and Researchers in Overcoming Poverty. In Overcoming Poverty through a Social Inclusion Approach: The Status quo of Asia and Oceania in a Globalized Economy.pp67- 72. The Japan Foundation (JENESYS East Asia Future Leaders Programme), December 9- December 19 2008
July 2019- July 2020. Principal Investigator. A Trial-implementation of the Toolkit on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights for Migrant Workers: A Case Study of a Local Employer Workplace. (Funded by UNDP under UNFPA Malaysia). Status: Active
May 2019- October 2019. Co-researcher. Promoting Digital Inclusion among the Rohingya Community in South-East Asia. (External Grant funded by Heriot Watt’s Global Challenges Research Fund) Status: Completed
April 2017- April 2018. Co-researcher. Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights of Women Migrant Workers in Malaysia: NGOs, Capacity Building and Women’s Empowerment. (Funded by UNDP under UNFPA Malaysia.). Status: Completed
December 2016- June 2018. Principal Investigator. Empowering and Advancing Community towards a Sustainable GRPB Initiative: The people-centered perspective. (External Grant funded by the Penang Women’s Development Corporation (PWDC)). Status: Completed
2011- 2017. PhD research. We Come. We Work. We Relate. The Migrant Labourers in Penang. Status: Completed
August 2009- August 2012. Co-researcher. Sexual Harassment in Higher Education: Case Study of Universiti Sains Malaysia (Research University Grant.) Status: Completed
August 2009- August 2010. Principal Investigator. A qualitative exploration research on women and men’s concerns on water issues at Penang Island (Incentive Grant.) Status: Completed
2008. Research Officer. A study of Poverty, Economic Activities and Livelihood Strategies from A Gender Perspective in the Loagan Bunut National Park, Sarawak. Status: Completed
2008. Research Assistant. Foreign Domestic Workers: Impact on Malaysian Families and Gender Relations Status: Completed
2013. First Prize Winner (Bonn International Toastmaster Club) for the Humorous Speech Contest at the club level (19 September), Area K5 level (28 September), at Division level (19 October) and as a representative to compete at the European semi-final level (15 November)
2013-2014. Bonn International Toastmaster (BIT) Vice President of Membership