Hsin-I Lin

Hsin-I Lin

Co-founder, Taiwan Reach-Out Association for Democracy

Hsin-I Lin is a co-founder of Taiwan Reach-Out Association for Democracy and the project manager for the civic empowerment and the community building project of “Crane Claw Machine for the Elderly.” She serves as a project researcher for “Participatory Budgeting in Taichung City” in both 2016 and 2017, and actively engages in “Participatory Budgeting for Migrant Workers in Taoyuan City” in 2017. She believes the power of communication, and has a passion for designing and implementing various engagement methods and facilitation practices.


Why do you believe innovations in participatory democracy are important?

I believe that respecting the diversities in societies is the spirit of innovation. Different people and different cultures have various needs. Thus various methods need to be designed and created, especially in the society which residents are not used to the modern democracy mechanism.


What do you hope to see at the 2018 Innovations in Participatory Democracy Conference?

I’d love to see various practices in different field, communities, and people. And to see how different participants faced various social challenges and designed innovative methods.