Yaowen Deng


+44 (0)7510270053

United Kingdom

MPhil in Development Studies (University of Oxford)

BA Hons in Philosophy (Nanjing University) 

Yaowen Deng is a social consultant with extensive research experience in social development and human rights across a range of issue areas including energy transitions, climate change, gender equality, and Africa-China affairs. He has fieldwork experience in both rural China and the United States.

His skills in socio-political analysis, qualitative and policy research, programming, report writing, networking and multi-stakeholder facilitation, allow him to assist clients operating in sensitive socio-political environments with their social impact management, stakeholder engagement, and relationships with local communities.

Yaowen is interested in exploring the optimal corporate social performance practice and policy packages to promote just and equitable energy transitions in the Global South, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa. He is motivated by his long-standing passion for gender equality, economic transformation, and climate change mitigation and adaptation in developing countries. Yaowen is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and English.

Awards, Memberships and Accreditations

Oxford Global Leadership Initiative Alumni 

Interdisciplinary Food Systems Teaching and Learning (IFSTAL) Programme Alumni