I love connecting people, mobilising youth for positive change and making deals happen. These skills are tested daily in my capacity as a mum.
As a Rotary Peace Fellow, I often speak and write about issues pertaining to peace building, human trafficking, identity and culture. And having worked with ‘for-profits’ and NGOs around the world, I now spend much of my time changing diapers and advising corporates and NGOs in Asia.
I have lived/worked in New Zealand, Malaysia, Kazakhstan, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Thailand and China. This will explain my confused accent.
- Rotary Peace Fellowship to undergo peace building and conflict resolution training in 2011 at the Rotary Peace Centre, Chulalongkorn University.
- Victoria university of Wellington Mike Moore 2010 Prize.
- Malaysia-Singapore Victoria University Wellington Scholarship, 2000-3.
Thoughts on identity:
- E Pratley, “Youth: victim, troublemaker or peacebuilder? Constructions of youth-in-conflict in United Nations and World Bank youth policies” (forthcoming).
- E Pratley, “The Kiwi Identity: From ‘Meat and three vegs’ to Rotis and Thai green curry”, New Zealand International Affairs, Vol.36, No.2, 2011. To read article click here- The Kiwi identity: From ‘Meat and three vegs’ to Rotis and Thai green curry
- E Tan, “The Kiwi Face”, Canvas (NZ), Issue 47, 2008. Click here to read: The Kiwi Face
- EML Tan and F Knowsley, Taking on the Challenge, 2003 (reprinted 2005) Victoria University Wellington Press.