DR. CHAMNIERN PAUL VORRATNCHAIPHAN
Country Representative, IUCN Thailand
In his role as Country Representative, Dr. Vorratnchaiphan represents IUCN’s work in Thailand, with overall responsibility for programme management and working with IUCN Thailand Members and other partners.
Dr. Chamniern is a Thai National with more than 25 years experience in environmental and conservation organisations, He is a well known and respected environmentalist in the conservation circles, especially in Thailand, and the ASEAN countries in the field of natural resources and urban environmental management, climate change adaptation with an emphasis on working with local governments and civil society. Before joining IUCN, he worked for more than fifteen years as a Senior Director at Thailand Environment Institute (TEI), an IUCN Member organization.
Earlier he worked with GTZ, Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), and Thailand Institute for Scientific and Technological Research (TISTR) in various capacities. He is also a lecturer at numerous universities.
Dr. Chamniern holds a Doctorate in Political Science from Dortmund University and a Master of Science in Human Settlements Planning Development, Community and Regional Development Division, Asian Institute of Technology.
Senior Programme Officer (Land&Water)
Tel: + 66 8 1907 4434
Tawatchai joined IUCN Thailand in 2005, when he coordinated the Mekong Wetland Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Use Programme. He holds a B.Sc of Agriculture and a Master of Education (Non Formal Education) from MaeJo and Chiang Mai University/Thailand. He has a strong background in various aspects of development work, in particular linking environmental conservation with social aspects like poverty reduction, community development, local governance and decentralization. His professional interests focus on natural resources management, biodiversity conservation and sustainable agriculture.
Previous positions he held in a joint development project of the Office of the Narcotic Control Board and GTZ; a Sustainable Agriculture Development Project at the Thai Ministry of Agriculture; a Social Support Project at the Bank of Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives; the Mekong Wetland Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Use Programme of IUCN, UNDP and the Mekong River Commission; at CARE-Raks Thai Foundation and other national and international NGOs and government organizations.
Tawatchai currently coordinates the following water and forest related projects at IUCN Thailand:
Livelihoods and Landscape Strategy (Northern Thailand) (LLS)
Poverty Reduction in the Doi Mae Salong Landscape
Mekong Water Dialogues (MWD)
Mangroves for the Future (MFF) Thailand National Coordinator
Tel: +66 2 262 0529-31 ext. 229
Siriporn joined IUCN Thailand in July 2008 as the Thailand Coordinator for Mangroves for the Future (MFF). She holds a B.Sc. in Biology and a M.Sc. in Environmental Biology from Mahidol University/Bangkok. She previously worked with the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources as field officer in a UNEP/GEF/SCS project.
Siriporn is involved in the following project:
Mangroves for the Future (MFF)