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Akhil Thomas

Asia Pacific Program Associate

Akhil is Asia Pacific Program Associate at Access Now, supporting the regional advocacy team (policy and international programs) with programmatic operations and strategy across Asia-Pacific. Prior to joining Access Now, Akhil undertook a Masters in Global Corporations and Policy from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, where his dissertation focussed on the rise of digital authoritarianism in Sub-Saharan Africa. After completing his Bachelors in Economics from Loyola College, University of Madras, Akhil briefly volunteered as a school teacher with the non-profit Teach for India. He started his professional pursuit as an intern with the United Nations (Dept of Public Information) at the headquarters in New York City; after which, he worked as a project officer with the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF), an intergovernmental organisation based in Singapore.