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  • Dr Tran Thanh Be earned his PhD in Agriculture from University of Sydney (ACIAR scholarship) in 2004 following a Masters of Systems Agriculture from University of Western Sydney - Hawkesbury (Winrock scholarship) in 1994. Dr. Be has been a driving force behind the sustainable agricultural development in the Mekong Delta region holding key research positions. He joined the Mekong Delta Development Institute in 1978 and rose to the position of Director. In 2010 he became the Director of Can Tho City Institute of Socio-Economic Development Studies.
    Agriculture Vietnam
  • Dr. Bach Tan Sinh has more than twenty years experience on policy analysis in the field of science, technology and innovation policy as well as environment and sustainable development in Vietnam. He has been conducting over the last five years research on governance and institutions of disaster risk management including flood management and climate change adaptation. Dr.
    Vietnam
  • Dr. Albert has over 15 years of experience in several Southeast Asian working on natural resources management, conservation, development and sustainable livelihoods issues.  He has more than ten years experience in managing multi-country research partnerships and has research experience in Cambodia, Laos, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.  He has a multidisciplinary background covering biology, tropical coastal and freshwater fisheries, environmental management and development, and human geography.
    Philippines
  • * Education Ph.D: 2008.09 – 2012.08, School of Environmental Science and Engineering Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST)- South Korea; * Work Experiences 2012.08-present, Lecturer, Department of Environmental Science, Hue University of Science. Dean, Faculty of Environmental Science (2014-present); Head the Division of Environmental Ecology and Climate Change (2013-present) 2008.09 – 2012.08 PhD student, research assistant in Trace Metal Biogeochemistry lab.
    Climate Change Mitigation; Ecosystem Risk Assessment Vietnam
  • Ms. Elazegui obtained a Master’s degree in Technology Policy and Innovation Management from Maastricht Economic Research Institute on Innovation and Technology in the Netherlands. She also holds a Master’s degree in Agricultural Development Economics from the Australian National University. She attended the Summer Certificate Course on Sustainable Environmental Management at the University of California-Berkeley under the Beahrs Environmental Leadership Program. She has A Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, major in Agricultural Economics from the University of the Philippines Los Baños.
    water governance, food and agriculture policy, climate change adaptation, science and technology Philippines
  • Dr. Sothea KHEM has over 15 years of working experience with the International Organizations including the Japanese ODA projects; the USAID supported programs, the Mekong River Commission (MRC) and recently is working with the Mekong Institute of Cambodia (MIC) as a research coordinator. He is also working for National Flood Forecasting Center (NFFC) of the ADB’s project for Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
    Hydrology and Agricultural Development, Irrigation Planning Cambodia
  • Kyoko Kusakabe is a Professor at Gender and Development Studies, Department of Development and Sustainability, School of Environment, Resources and Development, Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand, where she is also the Head of Department. She has a PhD in gender and development studies from Asian Institute of Technology. She has worked in semi-government organization in Japan and NGO in Cambodia prior to gaining her PhD degree. Her PhD thesis was on market vendors in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
    gender, Migration, Labour, border studies Thailand
  • Associate Professor Dr. Kanokwan Manorom is teaching at the Faculty of Liberal Arts, Ubon Ratchathani University, Thailand. She earned her Ph.D in Rural Sociology from the University of Missouri-Columbia, USA. Since graduation in 1997, she has been working in the Thailand and Mekong region in fields such as water and land government, development and social impact assessment. Much of her work both research and application have involved with policy recommendations on dam, irrigation and land resource management and development in Northeast region of Thailand and Mekong region.
    Resource governance, gender, Development and border studies Thailand
  • Dr. Carl Middleton is a Lecturer with the Master of Arts in International Development Studies (MAIDS) Programme at the Faculty of Political Science of Chulalongkorn University, Thailand.  He graduated from the University of Manchester, UK with a Bachelor in Civil Engineering, and a Doctorate in Environmental Chemistry.  From 2003 to 2005 he worked in Cambodia with several local NGOs on issues related to natural resource use and protection.
  • 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).
    REDD+, Environmental Policy, Sustainability Science Cambodia
  • I obtained a Dipl. Eng. in Meteorology from the Odessa Hydro-Meteorological Institute, Ukraine; and M. Eng. and Dr. Eng. in EEM from AIT. My works have been published in well-regarded journals, including Science, Environmental Science & Technology, Atmospheric Environment, etc. (detail at https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Nguyen_Thi_Oanh).
    Air pollution, atmospheric chemistry, meteorology, climate change science
  • Vietnam
  • Agus Nugroho is an experienced project management and network development practitioner, particularly in development sector. He has managed and coordinated several capacity and network development programmes successfully in various international and regional organizations. Currently, he has interests in the area of environmental and climate change related programmes, and coordination of networks and communities of practice.
    project management Indonesia
  • Dr. Bernadette (Babette) P. Resurrección is a Senior Research Fellow at the SEI Asia Centre.   She has researched gender, livelihoods, climate change adaptation, migration, and natural resource management in Cambodia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam. Apart from book chapters and scientific papers in journals, she has co-edited Gender and Natural Resource Management: Livelihoods, Mobility and Interventions (Routledge, 2012) and Water Rights and Social Justice in Mekong Waters (Routledge, 2011).  
    gender Philippines
  • Dr. Abdul Salam is currently serving as an Associate Professor at Department of Energy Environment and Climate Change, Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok, Thailand. Dr. Salam has around 25 years of international experience in research, consultancy and capacity building in the areas of bioenergy (biomass, biofuel, biogas), waste to energy, renewable energy, energy efficiency, climate change mitigation, and water-energy-food nexus.
    Bioenergy, Renewable Energy, Waste to Energy, Climate Change Mitigation Mekong