At the Lien Centre for Social Innovation based at Singapore Management University, Han works on partnerships and a variety of capacity-building projects around organizational capital needs in the social sector, unmet social needs, philanthropy, training in social innovation, as well as rural enterprise and agricultural development. Some of his research encompasses talent retention in Singapore's social service sector; child health, protection and early childhood education in Southeast Asia; the relevance of museums in addressing challenging community-interest issues; and socioeconomic development and innovation in early China.
Han worked as an educator, researcher and consultant prior to joining the Lien Centre. He received a B.A. from the National University of Singapore and subsequent graduate education at Nanyang Technological University, SOAS London, University of Cambridge, and Columbia University, where he was a Sasakawa Fellow, ACLS-Henry Luce Foundation Fellow and L. Carrington Goodrich Fellow.
In its mission to catalyze innovative responses to social needs, the Lien Centre runs short courses in Social Innovation, a social tech business competition together with SUTD, a competitive Summer Associates Program open to university students around the world, two internship programs to support charities and social enterprises, and other programs that encourage a multi-sector approach to addressing socioeconomic challenges in society. Further building on its research on unmet social needs in Singapore and regional insights into social investment and philanthropy, the Lien Centre is currently embarking on a nationally representative study on food insecurity in Singapore. The Lien Centre also publishes Social Space, its flagship magazine on social innovation twice a year, available in print and online at www.socialspacemag.org.
28 Jun 2019
Register Social innovation has become an emergent field to transform education worldwide. While more innovations in these programs are evident at Asian institutes, the structure of education has not kept pace with the greater demand for a future generation of…Read More