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 Director, Strategy and Development, Cambodia 



Diya Nag serves as The Asia Foundation’s director for Strategy and Development for the Cambodia office. As an experienced international development professional and trained lawyer, Diya is passionate about a growing and developing Asia with equal access to opportunities for all.

In Cambodia, Diya provides high-level strategic advice and guidance to program implementation in key areas of the Foundation’s programming on inclusive economic growth, gender equality, and governance, including managing a large digital workforce development program. She is also responsible for leading strategic communications, resource mobilization, and impact and learning. Regionally, Diya’s work focuses on working with colleagues across the Foundation to manage a collective impact platform for public and private sector partners to deliver future skills to Asia’s underserved groups.

Before this, she led a large knowledge sector program in Cambodia and spent several years with the Foundation’s office in India, where her achievements included growing the Foundation’s programming in the areas of gender equality, urban governance, regional cooperation, and the future of work.

Prior to joining the Foundation, Diya worked with the UNDP in India, contributing to the Government of India’s efforts to enhance justice delivery and enact legal reforms. Early in her career, she was with the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) in New Delhi working on access to justice in South Asia, focusing on police and prison reforms.

Education: Juris Doctor with a specialization in Global Law and Practice from the Syracuse University College of Law and a bachelor’s degree in Human Rights and Sociology from Barnard College, Columbia University. Diya is a member in good standing of the New York Bar, First Appellate Division.