Monthip Sriratana

Dr. Monthip Sriratana received her Ph.D. in Urban Engineering from The University of Tokyo, Japan. She previously held key positions at the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of Thailand, including Director General of the Department of Environmental Quality Promotion, Director General of the Pollution Control Department, and Deputy Permanent Secretary of the Ministry. She was elected as Member of Parliament (Democrat Party) of Thailand in 2013.

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She is Director of Climate Change Research Strategies Center, Director of the Digital Belt and Road International Center of Excellence-Bangkok and Adviser, the National Research Council of Thailand. She also served as a member of the Boards of the following organizations: Stockholm Environment Institute, Sweden; Institute of Global Environment Strategies, Japan; United Nations Centre for Regional Development, Japan; United Nations University Institute of Water, Environment and Health, Canada; and several international organizations including as Regional Councilor for South and East Asia of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Switzerland. She served as President of Asia Pacific Regional Council, International Council of Women (ICW).

She has more than 35-year experience in working with international programs, committees and working groups such as those under the Greater Mekong Sub-region, Mekong River Commission, Association of Southeast Asian Nations, Asia Pacific Network on Global Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, National Natural Science Foundation of China, Thailand-Japan Cooperation under JICA-JST, and Member of Thailand Delegation to participate at the Conference of the Parties (COP18-24) under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. She received Royal Decoration (Polar Star) from King Carl Gustaf (XVI) of Sweden, the Japan International Cooperation Agency Recognition Award, the AECEN Award for Outstanding Service and Commitment by a Woman in Asian Environmental Compliance and Enforcement, and the Thailand Prime Minister Award on Women and Nature Conservation, among others.

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