AVPN Global Conference 2023 | 20 - 22 June 2023

Savinda Ranathunga
Regional Youth Project Manager


UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub


Savinda is the project manager for regional youth project of UNDP Asia-Pacific – Youth Co:Lab, which empower youth to create SDG solutions through social innovation and entrepreneurship. He was born in Sri Lanka and now reside in Bangkok, Thailand. Savinda is a Civil Engineering graduate from Moratuwa University Sri Lanka, he also possesses charted qualifications in Management and Marketing and a Diploma in Buddhism. He worked as an Environmental Engineer at Brandix ltd. And as a lecturer at Achievers and Wizma Business Schools. He has engaged in the development sector over the last 12 years through his engagement with AIESEC, ADB, UNICEF, UNEP, UNV, UNESCAP and UNDP. Savinda also initiated five start-ups on diverse fields and his passion is to support start up ecosystem in Asia Pacific Region. Currently he is pursuing his PhD at Chulalongkorn University related to Youth Empowerment.