Phonchan (Newey) Kraiwatnutsorn
Ashoka: Innovator for the Public, Director of Youth Venture Thailand
In 2003 Newey co-founded a local non-profit in Bangkok to support young people to start projects or businesses that address their communities’ needs with seed grants, training and mentorship. Next, in 2006, she joined Ashoka to run a similar program called “Youth Venture” in Thailand with the aim to continue to increase the number of young changemakers and set up systems for long-term support.
In addition to assisting young people toward creating positive change based on their own interests and concerns, Newey conducts workshops to embed creativity and systems thinking in the project development process for youth to lead a sustainable society.
Updated April 2009.
Expertise: Art and Culture, Children and Youth, Climate Change, Environment, Forestry, Rural, Social Justice, Urban, Water
Sector: Business, Education, Nonprofit
Geography: Asia, Thailand