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Ratchada Arpornsilp


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Ratchada Arpornsilp is currently a PhD Candidate in the Resource, Environment and Development Group at the Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University with support from Endeavour Scholarship Program. She was a Thai Fulbright Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow for 2017-2018 at the International Program, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences in Cornell University. She gained B.A. in Political Science from Chulalongkorn University, Thailand. She also had M.A. in Inter-Asia NGO Studies from SungKongHoe University, South Korea and M.Sc. in Environmental Governance from Albert-Ludwigs University of Freiburg.

In Thailand, she worked with the Center for People and Forests (RECOFTC), an International NGO, based in Kasetsart University in Bangkok. She has over 8 years of professional experiences with international NGOs and public agencies working in regional program management across Asia and the Pacific region, including Oxfam Great Britain in Asia, The Good Governance for Social Development and Environment Institute, The Asia Foundation, and The National Human Rights Commission of Thailand. With the background in environmental politics, Ratchada drives her technical expertise into an application of interdisciplinary approaches to integrate social inclusion and gender equity from grassroots community level into national and international policy processes in the field of natural resource management, with the focus on forest landscape governance and sustainable development.

PhD programme

Public Policy in Environmental Studies and Resource Management

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Topic title

Dynamics of grassroots environmentalism: The case of natural resource conflicts in Thailand’s Special Economic Zones


• Arpornsilp, R. 2018. Joint Management of Protected Area as a model to reconcile biodiversity protection and livelihood sustenance in Phu Toei National Park, Thailand. In Gaesing, K., Schmidt-Kallert, E. & Gruehn D. (eds) Biodiversity Conservation and Livelihood Needs in Protected Area Management in Asia. Dortmund International Planning Series, Volume 62.

• FAO and The Center for People and Forests (RECOFTC), 2016. Training Manual on Mainstreaming Gender into Forestry Interventions in Asia and the Pacific (co-author).

• Upadhyay, B., R. Arpornsilp, and S. Soontornwong. 2013. Gender and Community Forests in a Changing Landscape. Lessons from Ban Thung Yao, Thailand. RECOFTC. Bangkok.

• Arpornsilp, R., and Win, M. Z.,2013. REDD+ and Community Forests in Myanmar and Thailand. In Fehrmann, L., and Kleinn, C., (eds) Forests in Climate Change Research and Policy: The Role of Forest Management and Conservation in a Complex International Setting, 235-246.Cuvillier, Göttingen.

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Crawford School of Public Policy
ANU College of Asia & the Pacific
J.G. Crawford Building No. 132
Lennox Crossing
The Australian National University
Canberra ACT 2601 Australia

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