Life experience as a Thai representative in YSEALI Professional Fellowship 2022: Story by Kansiree Kanjanatanee

During the Intersem 2022, I had the opportunity to participate in the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative Professional Fellows Program 2022 (YSEALI PFP 2022), Cycle 1 on the theme of Governance and Society in the U.S. for six weeks with almost a hundred fellows from ASEAN and Timor Leste. To achieve the goal of emerging leaders from Southeast Asia and gain professionally relevant fellowship experiences, YSEALI PFP provided a chance for me to work in the tourism government organization “Explore St.Louis,” where I could learn how they drive the economy and society of St.Louis county sustainably by tourism. I could know more about the American working culture, environment, system, and management. Furthermore, I also talked with the city’s tourism operators, such as Missouri Botanical Garden, Forest Park Forever, St.Louis Aquarium, and Great Rivers Greenways, to examine sustainability policies and operations, including how they connect urbanization to people and the environment and exchanging ideas on supporting sustainable tourism between Thailand and the United States.

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Internship Experience from UEM Student, May 2018 – August 2018

Anjana Tiwari – I am an enthusiastic young architect from Nepal completing my masters program in urban environmental management from the School of Environment, Resources and Development at AIT. I aspire to contribute towards sustainable development through local level planning, green architecture and disaster-resilient infrastructure development. Hence, to expand my pragmatic approach and knowledge:

 

I joined RRCAP as a part-time intern for 3 months (May 2018- August 2018). I supported RRCAP in research and communications, particularly in analyzing approved funding proposals to the Green Climate Fund and distilling good practices in proposal writing and development. Apart from this, I got to research on programs and activities of south-south cooperation and triangular cooperation related to climate resilient development. From this internship, I learned about proposal writings, case studies analysis and time management.

 

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Internship Experience from DPMM Student with RIMES, June – July 2018

Internship Topic: Dynamic flood risk forecasting in Ba province in the Republic of the Fiji Islands

At the completion of my DPMM Professional Masters coursework, I was attached with the Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning System for Africa and Asia (RIMES) at their regional office at AIT for my required internship.

I considered myself fortunate for I got to do a hands-on experience on multi-hazard early warning systems that have been applied and managed in Africa and Asia. As part of my project, I worked on dynamic flood risk forecasting in Ba province in the Republic of the Fiji Islands. It was a great learning experience as I got to realize the how flood risk forecasting using past rainfall data can prevent disastrous flood impacts and minimize losses.

 

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Internship Experience from DPMM Student with RIMES from June – July 2018

Internship Topic: Development of Flood Forecast using SMART system: 

A case study of Lomaiviti Province

The internship with RIMES from June – July has given experiences and deepen my understanding of their roles within the Asian Region. The Hands-on experience specifically in the collection of data and development of Early warning through SMART system has given me work experience especially in the field of disaster management in the country. Our country has limited human resources personnel to develop such system and this collaboration has assisted in the completion of 2 piloted provinces.

 

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Internship Experience from UEM Student, May 2018 – July 2018

I am Luong Thi Thuy, a Vietnamese student, currently pursuing my Master’s degree in Urban Environmental Management (UEM) at the Asian Institute of Technology.

 

I joined the Waste Management Cluster at RRC.AP as an intern for 2.5 months from May 2018 to July 2018. During that time, I supported the cluster with desk research on decentralized sanitation system and solid waste management, in particular, Johkasou technology in Philippines and, plastic waste to marine in Vietnam.

 

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