Christina Cheong is a Green Cities Specialist with the division of Investment and Policy Solution, and is currently based in Seoul, South Korea.
Prior to GGGI, Christina was a Programme Specialist with UN Women in Papua New Guinea, where she managed the Port Moresby Safe City Programme, supporting national and city government to improve safety in public spaces through inclusive urban governance. Her experience through the Safe City Programme includes youth empowerment, civic engagement and partnership building to promote participatory and accountable planning processes, leading to improved conditions in the city. Christina also promoted civic participation and improved transparency in the design and management of public spaces through introduction of appropriate technology. Prior to working with UN Women, Christina spent 8 years with an engineering consultancy, designing climate-friendly buildings and developments. She has also volunteered on infrastructure and capacity development projects in Angola, Mozambique and South Africa.
Christina completed her Bachelor and Master degrees in Civil Engineering with the National University of Singapore and a Master of Environment (Human Ecology) from the National Australian University.