Ellynita Lamin

Developmental Strategist for Conflict Communities
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

About Ellynita


Ellynita Hazlina Lamin is a multi-award winning impact facilitator for economic growth in underserved communities around South Asia. She is committed to sustainable pro-poor development through an integrated approach of business, arts and science.

From developing interactive knowledge management and research application to a nationally recognised technology funding agency, she has enjoyed 15-year experience in the exciting and challenging environment of startup communities in Southeast Asia.

Ellynita continuously advocates collaborative environment to help enterprises bring about social change for disadvantaged communities. Amongst her many accolades, she has been personally selected by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Prof Muhammad Yunus and Lean Startup Founder Eric Ries to represent Southeast Asia at their respective internationally renowned forums to catalyse social impact at larger scale. Recently, The Massachusetts Institute of Technology awarded Ellynita the recognition of Women in Sustainable Development in New York.

Her dream is for all to move beyond tolerance towards one another but to understand and accept each other beyond biases. She aspires to see the lives we all touch, in some way – no matter big or small – begin to impact the lives of others.


English, Malay

Areas of Expertise

Project Management, Crisis Management, Idea Development

An idea worth spreading

Facilitate the evolution of juvenile delinquent schools/institutions into innovation centres using design thinking methodology for corporations.

I'm passionate about

Healthy Preservation of World's Cultures, Ending Poverty and Innovation & Creativity for Livelihood.

Talk to me about

being able to contribute ideas, time, energy and resources to various psycho-social based pro-poor developmental programmes in third world developing countries.

People don't know I'm good at

finding trouble.

My TED story

An active volunteer since 11 years old, I am growing into a more active engagement within the community development space by developing economic platforms for underpriviledged and socially isolated communities. Mainly in Aceh (Indonesia) and Pha Pha Bari (Nepal), my team and I have built livelihood training schools, distributed supplies to displacement camps and many others.

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