Editor Asia-Pacific and staff writer
Kanya D’Almeida handles all content from the Asia-Pacific region, working with a team of local reporters spread across over 20 countries.
Prior to joining the editorial team, she worked in IPS’ Washington Bureau, covering the Bretton Woods Institutions and Obama’s trade and foreign policies in the global South.
From 2010-2011 she acted as IPS’ United Nations Correspondent, reporting on power disparities in the world body, with a strong focus on the rights of women and the environmental impacts of economic development.
As a freelance journalist, she has covered human rights issues in Mexico, Sri Lanka, and the United States. Her work has appeared on Al Jazeera, The Margins, Truthout and Alternet, among others.
She splits her time between her native Sri Lanka and New York City.