National Programme Officer for Population Development
Adhi Wongkhieo joined the UNFPA Thailand Country Office in September 2009 as a Programme Assistant in Population Development Component. He has been named the National Programme Officer for Population and Development since April 1, 2013. Adhi studied Economics at Chulalongkorn University. Upon graduating, Adhi joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as a Junior Economist for the Division of Economic Information in the Department of International Economic Affairs. He also completed a management traineeship in the Department of Environmental and Safety Affairs, JSR Corporation in Tokyo in 2005, where his research provided an economic analysis of Thai and Japanese Environmental and Safety affairs. From October 2005 - September 2007 he went to Europe and pursued his Master's Degree in the European Erasmus Mundus program in Rural Development.
Prior to joining UNFPA, Adhi worked as a Project Officer at the Human Development Forum Foundation in Bangkok, Thailand where he was responsible for coordinating, supervising and monitoring various projects including the flood damage prevention projects and interfaith dialogue workshops for local entrepreneurs.
In his free time, Adhi likes reading, traveling, swimming and running in the park. He sings with a choir group and practices water-color painting. His other interests include meditation and learning other languages and cultures.
Ajchima joined UNFPA in October 2009. Prior to UNFPA, she served UNDP as the Programme Associate for the Environment Unit and the Secretary to the United Nations Resident Coordinator during 2005-2009. She also serves as a Leave Monitor and Human Resource focal point for the Thailand Country Office.
Ajchima holds a Master Degree in Liberal Arts from Thammasat University. She enjoys baking, reading and collecting stamps.
The longest serving staff at the United Nations Population Fund Thailand Office, Amrung has joined UNFPA since 1994. Prior to that, he worked for United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) at Khao I Dang from 1990. A native of Bangkok, Amrung has a grown-up daughter. During his free time, Amrung joins with his volunteer rescue network to help people in emergency cases such as people in need of ambulance or firemen. Amrung says he is ready for emergency call at all times.
Caspar Peek is the UNFPA Representative for Thailand and Country Director for Malaysia. He assumed his current post in April 2012.
National Programme Officer
Duangkamol Ponchamni joined UNFPA as the National Programme Officer in November 2007. Her main responsibilities with UNFPA include Management Capacity Development, South-South Cooperation and Project/Programme Management.
Prior to this, her experience with international NGOs and academic institutes includes field work and project coordination with the Save the Children Fund (UK) from 1989 - 1998 and management as Country Director of Handicap International (France) from 1998-2002. From 2002 - 2004 she was a coordinator for the Development and Establishment of the Assistive & Prosthesis School Project, a Trilateral Project between the Ministry of Health, Mahidol University and the Nippon Foundation. She was a part-time Consultant on the Health Advocacy for Health Care Reform Project under the National Health Security Office from 2004-2006 and was a Director for the Asia-Pacific Development Communication Training Centre under Dhurakijbundit University in Thailand from 2004-2007.
Duangkamol is a trained teacher from Srinakarinvirot University, Bangkok and a trained social worker from Delhi School of Social Work, India. She is a certified facilitator from the Singapore Training Institute and has also attended a variety of project/programme management workshops and courses including Result-Based Management.
Doungdao joined UNFPA Thailand Country Office as the Finance/ Administrative Associate in May 2004. Prior to this, she has more than 20 years of finance, accounting and administrative experience for both local and multi-national businesses, including Non-Government Organizations. She graduated from Thammasat University. Doungdao enjoys reading a wide range of books and articles in her free time.
Jeerawat Na Thalang
National Programme Officer for Communications
Before joining UNFPA Thailand Office on April 1, 2013, Jeerawat was a journalist for The Nation Newspaper for 23 years. Prior to that, Jeerawat was a reporter for The Mainichi Shimbun Newspaper in Bangkok and a teacher at Phanat Nikhom Refugee Camp in Thailand. Jeerawat received her Bachelor's Degree from Faculty of Arts and Master's Degree in European Studies from Chulalongkorn University, and Master's Degree of Public Service from Clinton School of Public Service, University of Arkansas. An Alfred Friendly fellow, Jeerawat spent seven months working with the Seattle Post-Intelligencer in 2000. Jeerawat's goal is to enjoy a happy retirement.
General Programme Assistant
Panyawan Suphasri or Aoy joined UNFPA Thailand Country Office from 16 April 2013 as General Programme Assistant. Prior to this, she has 9-year experience as Executive Secretary and Programme Coordinator at Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), 6-year experience as Executive Assistant and Office Coordinator at Save the Children Sweden, SEAP Regional Office, and 10-month experience as Programme Assistant for Thailand at UN Women. She graduated from Prince of Songkla University, Pattani Campus. She is a native of Trang. During her holidays she enjoys travelling and taking photos.
Programme Associate for Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights
Rattanaporn (Tum) Tangthanaseth joined UNFPA Thailand in May 2013 as Programme Associate for Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights. Khun Tum has extensive experience in programme management and development assistances in the Asia and Pacific region with international organizations, including the regional HIV/AIDS programme of the USAID Regional Development Mission Asia, the regional H5N1 and H1N1 projects of the FAO's Emergency Centre for Transboundary Animal Diseases, the Mekong Infectious Diseases - Behavior Change and Communication programme of the Academy for Educational Development, and recently the UN Millennium Campaign. Khun Tum graduated from National Institute of Development Administration in Social Development. In her free time, she enjoys travelling and serving as a volunteer translator.
Wanpiya Techo or Beer joined the UNFPA Thailand team since February 2012 serving as Programme Assistant. He has an experience in Refugee related context with the UNDP for two years. Prior joining the UN, He's been working with the Population and Community Development Association (PDA), the leading non-governmental organization in Thailand. He has experiences in the rural development in Northeast, also be a part of the post-tsunami period in the southern Thailand. He graduated a Bachelor Degree in International Studies from New Zealand.
Wassana Im-Em joined UNFPA as Assistant Representative in February 2006 and has been responsible for several key areas including UNFPA's contribution to Thailand as a middle income country. She has contributed to the development of strategic collaboration with key stakeholders, particularly in the areas of population data, statistics, surveys and population census.
Prior to UNFPA, she was an Associate Professor at the Institute for Population and Social Research, Mahidol University from 1996 - 2006, serving last as a Programme Director of the Masters Degree International Program in Population and Reproductive Health. Her research focused on gender-based violence against women, socio-demographic and health dimensions of reproductive health and HIV, and programme evaluation and monitoring. She has several publications in the field of reproductive health and population.
Wassana earned a PhD in Population Studies from the Australian National University in 1996. She was a visiting fellow at the Institut National d'Etudes Demographiques, France from 1999 - 2000. From 2001 - 2004 she was a Population Council postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology from the University of Washington.
Wassana is a native of Chiang Mai. She enjoys reading, traveling, and collecting textiles and crafts.