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Chuthatip Maneepong, PhD

August 30, 2018

Dr. Maneepong is the Program Manager and Director of the Center for Environmental Governance and Social Engagement at the Thailand Environment Institute. She received a Ph.D. in Regional Planning and Urban Development from University of New South Wales in Australia. For the past 10 years her work has focused on environmental governance and social engagement. Currently she is involved in researching and advocating environmental safeguard policies, along with more effective delivery and utilization of local impact assessment by communities affected by large scale investment. Dr. Maneepong is committed to advocating environmental rights for local communities, especially the ones affected by social and environmental impact such as large scale economically critical special economic zones, which are currently high profile in Thailand and neighboring countries. She seeks to ensure that the public has access to information, can participate in the decision-making process, and has access to justice in environment matters, safeguarding the right to a healthy and sustainable environment for present and future generations.