Dr. Zeng is a strong advocate for Gender Equality. She has worked in Canada, USA and developing countries to provide technical advisory and training on Gender Equality/Gender-based Analysis (GBA), Result-based Management tools in proposal development, program/project design, monitoring and evaluation, and reporting. She has worked as gender advisor and program manager for various academic, government and non-governmental organizations including Children Believe (Formerly Christian Children’s Fund of Canada), Canadian government (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, Canadian International Development Agency), Parliamentary Centre, Oxfam, York University.
Dr. Zeng frequently speaks on international development issues including gender equality, child rights and child protection at various international conferences, seminars and workshops. Recently she has delivered on training and papers on Feminist approach and international development, Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy and its Practice.
Dr. Zeng has served as board director, organizational representative, technical advisor and volunteer for a number of Canadian and international networks including: Board Director of Ontario Council for International Cooperation (with over 100 organizational and individual members), organizational representative for Program Committee and Grants Support Committee of ChildFund Alliance - a global network of 11 child-focused development organizations, Steering Committee, Policy Committee, Child Participation Committee of International Child Protection Network Canada (ICPNC) – a network with leading international child-centered organizations and academic institutions in Canada, and member of Program Advisory Committee of International Development Program at Centennial College.