Speaker Profile

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US-ASEAN Science and Technology Fellow
ASEAN Science Diplomat
Dean, Asian Development College for Community Economy and Technology
Chiang Mai Rajabhat University, Chiang Mai, Thailand

She is the founder and currently the Dean of the Asian Development College for Community Economy and Technology (adiCET), Chiang Mai Rajabhat University. adiCET was established in facilitates sustainable development of the local community. I established and managed the Chiang Mai World Green City (CMGC) as the living laboratory for renewable energy and green technologies developed from over 70 sustainable energy/environment projects. CMGC focuses on the implementation of Community Power for small rural communities. The aim is to develop an affordable/appropriate sustainable energy system to enhance the livelihood and occupation of the community. She is the head of the Graduate Program in Community Energy and Environment and oversees the Renewable Energy Research and Training Center in Chiang Mai World Green City. adiCET has the experience to organize and co-organized 22 conferences/workshops over the past 10 years. Her team created a short course and training program that trained over 5,000 participants regarding community sustainable development, renewable energy, energy and environmental conservation, and sufficiency economy concept. She was the ASEAN-U.S. Science and Technology Fellow and worked at the Ministry of Energy, Thailand on Thailand’s Decentralized Community Power Project. In addition, She was the recipient of the 2016 ASEAN-US Women in Science Award for the thematic area of sustainable energy.

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