Regional Director a.i, Sarah KNIBBS

Regional Director a.i, Sarah Knibbs (2022-present)
Regional Director,a.i. Sarah KNIBBS. Photo: UN Women/Pairach Homtong

Sarah KNIBBS has been working in the Asia Pacific region for the last 25 years, with a range of organisations including UN Women, UNFPA, DFID China, Save the Children Fund, VSO and the Khmer HIV/AIDS NGO Alliance (KHANA). Her work has focused on gender, violence against women, HIV, youth issues, and sexual and reproductive health and rights.

Sarah joined UNWomen in 2014. She was initially based at Cambodia Country Office and moved to the UN Women Regional Office for Asia-Pacific in June 2020 where she is the Deputy Regional Director ai. Sarah is from the UK and studied History at Oxford for her first degree, later taking an MSc in Development Management specialising in Population and Reproductive Health at the University of Wales Swansea.