Chiya has 10 years of field experience in managing NGOs’ development and humanitarian projects in Cambodia, Kenya, Indonesia and Laos in the field of gender and girls’ rights, children and youth, education, economic empowerment and livelihoods. She joined Plan International Japan in 2015, and her current position is Advocacy Officer, responsible for advocacy work on gender mainstreaming in ODA and awareness-raising activities on gender issues in Japan. She is also Coordinator for Gender Working Group at a CSO’s networking organization JANIC. She holds an MA in Gender and Development from the Institute for Development Studies (IDS), University of Sussex.
Founder of #Nandenaino Project Co-chair of CIPATEC Deputy Representative of FIFTYS PROJECT
Executive Director and co-Founder, NPO Women’s Eye Director, NPO “Human Security Forum,” Director, NPO Potentia Advisory Board, True Data Inc.
Advocacy Director, JOICFP
Advocacy Officer, JOICFP (Japanese Organization for International Organization in Family Planning)
Director, Asia-Pacific Human Rights Information Centre Co-Chair, Japan Civil Society Network on SDGs (SDGs Japan)