Dr. Asae Sayaka

Visiting Expert

Dr. Asae Sayaka is a development specialist with over 20 years experience and is currently the Southern Border Provinces Coordinator of Yunus Thailand. From 2001 to 2011, Dr. Sayaka was the Thailand Country Director of Wetlands International, and from 2012 until 2019 was Director of Public Policy and Strategy at the Institut Darul Ridzuan, a Perak State Think Tank in Malaysia. His experience spans across all phases of community development from identification and design through to management and implementation. He has led numerous short and long-term projects covering a range of sectors including integrated environmental conservation and management, rural development, poverty reduction and institutional development. His expertise is widely regarded in the fields of project management, planning and design, project monitoring and evaluation, and technical and policy advice.