Dr. Pheakkdey Nguon is a Research Coordinator at the Department of International Studies, Royal University of Phnom Penh. His research focuses on REDD+, Sustainable Infrastructure, and Environmental Management. He is currently the Lead Researcher for 1) Comparative study on processes to develop national REDD+ strategy in Cambodia, Myanmar and Thailand (funded by the Stockholm Environment Institute); and 2) Ensuring social and environmental sustainability of the Belt and Road Initiative (funded by the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road Research Center). In addition to academic work, Pheakkdey currently works as an Environmental Consultant for the Asian Development Bank and the United Nations Development Program. Pheakkdey holds a PhD in Geography from Clark University, United States. His doctoral research was funded by the Fulbright, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Cuomo Foundation, International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO), International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Association of American Geographers and the United States National Science Foundation.