Sanjay Valentine Gathia is an independent analyst, civil rights and develop-ment consultant based in Thailand. Over the last 20 years, he has worked in senior positions with Corporate Sector, International NGOs, IGOs, Government Institutions, Election Commissions and Media. Over the last one decade he has contributed in areas of organizational development, advocacy & capacity-building, strategy development, operational management and fund-raising. A graduate in English (Hons.) from Delhi University Sanjay holds M.A. in Human Rights from Mahidol University (Thailand), and Post Graduate Diploma in Management specializing in Human Resources Management and Information Technology from Amity University (India). Since 2000 he has been based in Thailand and from 2015 to 2021 was based in Myanmar. He is currently working on initiatives in building P2P understanding and connectivity on socio-economic links between India-Myanmar-Thailand (IMT).