Naiyana Thanawattho

Naiyana oversees overall operations, programming, and policy advocacy at Asylum Access in Thailand. Currently, Naiyana works closely with refugee networks on alternatives to detention and advocates the government to recognize refugees.

Naiyana worked in child protection for over 12 years with UNICEF, UNHCR, and Save the Children. At UNHCR, Naiyana led Best Interest Determination processes for refugee children along the Thai-Myanmar border. She also provided child protection technical support to the program implementation team at Save the Children.

Naiyana holds a Master’s Degree in Women Studies from Thammasat University in Bangkok.