Dusita Videsa is Operations Manager for the Finance Against Slavery and Trafficking (FAST) initiative, a project based at United Nations University Centre for Policy Research.
Ms Videsa has years of experience working in the area of international law, refugee protection, human trafficking, and the smuggling of migrants. She previously worked as a lawyer and served in various capacities at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) during some of the most serious displacement and migration crises including the Syrian Civil War and the Rohingya Refugee Crisis.
Ms Videsa joined the Centre for Policy Research from the International Organization for Migration (IOM) where she worked as a Project Manager for the Regional Support Office of the Bali Process on People Smuggling, Trafficking in Persons and Related Transnational Crime (RSO). In this capacity, she provided technical support and delivered a range of projects across the Asia-Pacific region to strengthen regional cooperation on refugee protection and international migration, including human trafficking and smuggling of migrants among the Bali Process members. She liaised with the government and other counterparts aimed at facilitating and coordinating the implementation of technical assistance, including on legislative and policy frameworks, regional and national training, and other capacity-building assistance for practitioners and criminal justice actors, including law enforcement.
Ms Videsa holds a Master of Laws from King’s College London, where she specialized in public international law, and a Bachelor of Laws from Chulalongkorn University.