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YUNUS THAILAND ACTION

Our Social Business responses to Covid-19

We are continuously looking for partners to expand our impact...

Yunus Thailand is currently developing initiatives on the ground to directly address the Covid-19 crisis. Under the leadership of Muhammad Yunus and with the support of our Bangladeshi operations, we are building capabilities in 3D printing of face shields, localized community production and assembly of face masks and personal protective equipment, and last-mile healthcare provision.

We are also working with communities in our network to support them to adapt to new business opportunities, providing essential income in this uncertain time.

Pathit Ongvasit

Manager, Programs

Pathit leads programs with Yunus Thailand and has recently been leading a community- based incubator for agri-entrepreneurs in the Southern Border Provinces, creating multiple new enterprises to tackle food security in the wake of Covid-19.

He was previously a Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management Consultant at the World Bank, and has also worked at the Thailand Development Research Institute and with the Paris-based Human Development Research Initiative, focused on combatting global inequalities. Pathit has led numerous social business education programs in Thailand, collaborating with international agencies such as UNDP, large corporations such as CP Group, and community networks like the Sustainable Energy Youth Network.

Pathit is regarded as an emerging young leader within the social business movement and is a Yunus & Youth Ambassador. He completed his Master’s Degree in International Development at Sciences Po Paris and holds Bachelor’s Degrees in Economics from Sciences Po Paris and Columbia University, New York.