Chung-Hsun Liao

Chung-Hsun Liao

General Manager of Yong-An Community Development Association (Taiwan)

Chung-Hsun is from Yongan Community in Eastern Taiwan. He loves nature and local culture. In 1999, he founded Cactus Local Studio and has since engaged in community development and ecotourism in his hometown. To help revitalize Yongan Community, he has worked as a volunteer since 2001. Together with local young people, they spent over 15 years on software and hardware planning and installation in the community, and succeeded in developing Yongan Community through integrating tourism and agriculture. In recent years, he has also helped Yongan Community transform into a social enterprise to benefit more people, and contributed to establishing Yongan as a role model for communities in Taiwan.