Montira Narkvichien is a Regional Communications Specialist of UN Women Asia and the Pacific. She has earned fifteen years of experiences in journalism, strategic communications, partnership and communications for development.
Since 2012, Montira has initiated UN Women’s Media Training on Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women annual training programme at the regional level, yearning tangible results of international and local media participation and an established network of senior journalism professionals who are dedicated to support the advancement of women in the region. The network members have pledged to produce gender-sensitive reports and apply gender lenses in their editorial judgment and policy.
Montira leads an online digital asset hub and social media of UN Women in the region integrating UN Women database in Asia and the Pacific and inspiring Stories of Change of Women. Montira is working to support nineteen UN Women Country Offices and Programmes in Asia and the Pacific in corporate communications, media outreach and private sector partnership. Previously, Montira worked as Deputy Director of the Office of International Affairs for Chulalongkorn University. She worked as a journalist serving The Asian Wall Street Journal (Hong Kong), The Wall Street Journal (USA), The Far Eastern Economic Review of Dow Jones Publishing (Asia), Inc. as well as The Nation newspaper (Thailand). Montira is a Chevening Scholar of the British Government and serves as a Board Member of the Chevening Alumni. She holds an MA in Journalism (Merits) from University of Westminster, London and a BA in French (Honors) from Chulalongkorn University.