Hannah Najar is regional program manager for Go Digital ASEAN, based in The Asia Foundation’s Cambodia office. She oversees day-to-day management of Go Digital ASEAN, a regional initiative designed to equip up to 200,000 micro and small enterprises and underemployed youth across all 10 ASEAN member states.
Hannah joined the Foundation in 2019, but has been based in Cambodia since 2015. She previously served as operations director for Ponheary Ly Foundation (PLF), an organization promoting access to quality education for children and youth across Northern Cambodia. Together with her Cambodian colleagues, Hannah built a mentorship program for all 2,700 students at PLF and formalized a teacher training program across 6 PLF-supported schools. She also developed a communications strategy, secured funding for the foundation, and led the shift from program management by foreign staff members to local staff members and teachers.
Hannah serves as a board member for the Khmer Vulnerability Aid Organization (KVAO), a non-governmental organization easing the integration into society of people who were admitted to the United States as refugees and are deported to Cambodia.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Economics from Union College (NY)