Enabling Partners (since October 2017)

SEA Junction has been established with the contributions of the founder and so-called Founding Partners who trusted the initial idea of creating a public venue and knowledge center on Southeast Asia and contributed to its realization.

After the first and half year of functioning, we continue to receive widespread support and we want to recognize that such contributions are crucial to the development of the organization. We have therefore created a new category of Enabling Partners, who like the Founding Partners are individuals who share a passion for Southeast Asia cultures and societies and believe that it deserves greater attention by the global community.  Some of them also represent institutions that have a compatible mission with SEA Junction. They too are willing to contribute their ideas, advice, and contacts and to ensure SEA Junction remains viable financially with a donation of minimum US$2,500 or US$900 a year for 3 years. The difference is mainly in the timing of their support since it is no longer for the establishing of SEA Junction, but rather for strengthening its systems and for buildinga strong basis for expanding our programs. Since October, our Enabling Partners are:


Fred Carden

Fred Carden is an evaluation specialist with over 25 years’ experience in development research and programming. He has written numerous articles and eight books translated into a dozen languages, among others, Knowledge to Policy and Outcome Mapping. From 1989-1993, Fred led the University Consortium n the Environment, a collaboration between Institut Teknologi Bandung, Universitas Indonesia, Universitas Gadjah Mada, University of Waterloo and York University. From 1993-2013 he supported development research evaluation at the International Development Research Centre, the last ten years as Director. Thereafter, he worked in Indonesia on the Knowledge Sector Initiative (KSI), a bilateral program that promotes better quality public policies that make better use of research, analysis and evidence. In 2015, Fred established Using Evidence Inc., a consultancy that focuses on efforts to improve the use of research and evaluative evidence in decision making. Fred holds a PhD from the University of Montreal and was granted a Fellowship in Sustainability Science at the Harvard Kennedy School (2008). His LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/fredcarden/


Lin Chew

(Bio to be added)


Don Eliseo Lucero-Prisno III

Don Eliseo Lucero-Prisno III is an Associate Professor of Global Health at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University in Suzhou, China, the University of Liverpool campus in Asia. He also holds academic appointments with University of the Philippines, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and the Ludwig Maximilian University Munich. He has extensively lectured in a number of universities in Southeast Asia where he focuses his researches on the region. Don is the Founder of Global Health Focus (GHF) which aims to develop critical thinkers and leaders in global health through its popular global health courses. His major interests on the region is on health systems and financing, migration and health, disasters, and human resources for health. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Philippine Journal of Medicine, an Associate Editor of Global Health Research and Policy and the International Maritime Health and he sits in a number of international editorial boards. He frequently reviews for many high-impact journals including Lancet. Don is a medical doctor with a PhD in Global Health.