Nava Hinrichs-Pasutto

Executive Manager, Capacity Development Office

Research group(s):
6. Migration and Development

Nava Hinrichs is Executive Manager for the Capacity Development Office (CDO) at UNU-MERIT, United Nations University where she manages various training and capacity building programs, including the Migration Management Diploma Program (MMDP) for migration professionals. She was previously Managing Director of The Hague Process on Refugees and Migration (THP) and CEO of M-Capital, a social enterprise subsidiary of THP.  She was Senior Advisor on Diversity and Inclusion with Better Future, a bespoke consultancy firm based in The Netherlands with a global reach.  She has taught courses on International Migration Law as part of the MMDP in Maastricht. Previously, she lectured at the University of Witwatersrand (South Africa) in Human Rights Law and Politics.  Mrs Hinrichs has worked as a legal advisor for asylum seekers in Cairo, focusing on unaccompanied minors.  She also has experience working with internally displaced persons in Colombia as well as in the UK.  Mrs Hinrichs holds an MA in Human Rights Law and Development (School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London) and a BA in European Studies (King’s College London, University of London).