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Katja Phutaraksa Neef

Katja Phutaraksa Neef is a climate and social justice advocate. She was born in Thailand and grew up in Japan and Aotearoa. She has participated in field research and workshops in Fiji, Vanuatu, Thailand, Cambodia, Tanzania, Peru, Indonesia, and West Papua, with a regional focus on Asia and the Pacific.

Katja has completed her Bachelors in Global Studies majoring in sustainable development, with an Honours in Geography, and is now completing a research Master's in Development Studies. Her academic research and advocacy interests include issues concerning Indigenous rights, forced migration and displacement, refugee rights and climate justice.