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Mia Chung

Research Associate

Mia Chung, JD, is an evaluator and technical writer with 15 years’ experience in social justice, gender, and governance in the environmental and climate justice sector. Her recent work focuses on monitoring, evaluation, and learning in the context of climate adaptation and resilience, specializing in gender analysis. She has evaluated a range of programs and portfolios, scaling national, regional, and global. Ms. Chung draws on this multidisciplinary experience to ensure accessible and practical deliverables for clients in diverse sectors.


Ms. Chung has a BA in women’s studies and family studies (Canada), and a JD (Canada). She excels at weaving gender into complex qualitative research and analysis with a legally trained analytical eye. Her previous work includes practicing energy regulation and environmental law for a leading Canadian law firm prior to her move to Southeast Asia in 2015. Her Southeast Asia practice has included drafting environmental legislation, developing community advocacy strategy, and championing digital rights for environmental governance in the Mekong Region.

Profile Summary

  • Monitoring, evaluation and learning specialist

  • Technical writer

  • Legal analysis

  • Climate change and resilience

  • Environmental governance

  • Gender


McGinn, C., and Chung, M. (2023). Midterm Review Report – Clearing for Results IV: Mine Action for Development. For UNDP.

Ajabu Advisors (Allan, C., and Chung, M.). (2023). “This is now my path”: Evaluation and learning for the Community Based Adaptation Conference. For IIED.

McGinn, C. and Chung, M. (2022). Final Evaluation Report: HALO Trust Mine Clearance Project Phase 1 (2020-2022). For Swiss Development Cooperation.

Allan, C., Chung, M. and McGinn, C. (2022). Gender Analysis for Global Initiative on Disaster Risk Management (GIDRM) III of the Southern African Development Community (SADC). For GIZ.

Chung, P. and Chung, M. (2022). “Indigenous Rights, New Technology and Natural Resource Governance” in Routledge Handbook of Global Development. Nicola Banks et al. (Eds).


Chung, M. and Htite, S.W. (2021). “Myanmar” in Cybersecurity in the Mekong Region. Asia Indigenous People’s Pact.

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