Jiawen Chen is Program Associate of ClimateWorks Foundation’s Beijing Office, where she provides research and consultation support in strategy formation and funder collaboration in China.
Jiawen has more than five years of policy research experience in think-tanks and UN agencies in the Netherlands and China. Before joining ClimateWorks, Jiawen worked as a Policy and Research Officer at the United Nations Development Programme China office. She worked with colleagues across diverse project teams on research projects and policy notes. Topics included international development cooperation, green finance, universal basic income, hydrogen development, poverty alleviation, socio-economic impact of COVID-19, gender equity, inclusive low-carbon transition, among others.
Jiawen is currently a part-time Ph.D. fellow in Policy Analysis at Maastricht University and UNU-MERIT. She holds an M.Sc. in International Relations and Diplomacy from Leiden University, and a B.A. in Art and Design from Fudan University.