Ms Kanokphan Jongjarb, UNU-EHS
Kanokphan Jongjarb is a Graduate Student in the Joint M.Sc. Program, Geography of Environmental Risks and Human Security at the United Nation University – Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) and the University of Bonn. In addition, she is currently an intern for the gender team of United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). She has over ten years of professional experience researching development issues from local to regional levels in Southeast Asia.
Kanokphan holds a previous M.Sc. in Gender & Development Studies from the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand. Her thesis was on the topic of gendered vulnerability and gendered adaptation toward water stress in peri-urban Bangkok, as part of a larger project entitled, ‘Adapting to Climate Change-induced Water Stress in Peri-urban Southeast Asia’ (Thailand, the Philippines, Vietnam). For five years, she was served as a research assistant at Gender and Development Studies, AIT where she had opportunities to be part of several gender-related projects with specific focus on a vulnerability and adaptation to climate change, women’s economic empowerment, migration, and the peace process. For 2017 World Water Week, she helped to organize the gender seminar as a member of Young Scientific Programme Committees.
Kanokphan has specialized in gender and environmental change, in particular, water resources management and climate-related water stress. Her interests also involve gender equality, social protection, community-based disaster management, and rural-urban dynamics.