Gisa Dang is a grassroots civil society engagement and human rights advocacy specialist with a focus on China and Southeast Asia. As Program Director for Asia Catalyst, Gisa developed and implemented flagship experiential learning programs on organizational management and rights advocacy skills. Based in Beijing until 2015, she supported over 200 grassroots organizations representing marginalized communities to integrate fundamental skills into organizational processes through tailored coaching and hands-on change management. As a health and human rights consultant, her area of expertise includes the right to participation, right to health, and right to science. Most recently, she authored submissions to OHCHR on the right to science in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals, and to the United Nations Human Rights Council on the right to science in the context of migration. Dang has spoken at top global events such as the International AIDS Conferences in Vienna and Washington, D.C., and the International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific in Bali and Busan. She holds an M.A. in Sinology and Political Science from the University of Cologne, Germany and is fluent in German, Chinese, and English.

Last Updated: January 26, 2018

Reams of Paperwork: Preparing Documents to Get Official Status in China

Siodhbhra Parkin & Gisa Dang
Any foreign NGO seeking to register a representative office or file for a temporary activity in China must prepare a number of official documents in the location where it is headquartered. These documents must be notarized and authenticated in the...