An expert panel has been formed by volunteers amongst the Alumni who participated in the regional DAAD Alumni meeting in Hanoi, 26 -28 May 2017. The expert panel provides assistance to those who are taking part in the competition.

These experts agreed to:

  • assist the DAAD Alumni of the region to succeed in their environmental protection work
  • provide guidance, advice and direction individually at their request
  • act as a catalyst to enable the DAAD Alumni to succeed in their tasks
  • co-operate in creating GREEN CHAMPIONS among the DAAD Alumni for the South-Asian region

Dr Ajantha Perera | Sri Lanka and Fiji:

… is Technical and Research Officer to the Vice Chancellor of the University of Fiji.
Contact: ajantha_prr@yahoo.com

More information about Dr Ajantha Perera

Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. Specialization Environmental Science (Ludwig Maximillian University, Munich, Germany)
  • M.Sc. Specialization in Environmental Science (Ludwig Maximillian University, Munich, Germany)
  • B. Sc. (University of Sheffield, England)
  • Environmental Impact Assessment (University of Tennessee, USA)
  • Member of the National Environmental Council (Fiji Islands)
  • Former Advisor for the Minister for Environment (Sri Lanka)
  • Founder of National Program on Recycling of Solid Waste (Sri Lanka)
  • Founder, Green Scouts Movement of Fiji

Areas of Expertise:

  • Natural Resource Management
  • Coastal Zone Management
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Eco-toxicology
  • Solid Waste Management
  • Green Architecture
  • Poverty Alleviation through Sustainable Development
  • Pollution Prevention Technologies
  • Formulation of Environmental Policies and Guidelines
  • Public Participation
  • Climate Change

Awards:

  • The best environmental Activity by a single individual for ten year duration awarded by Sri Lanka Environmental Journalists Forum together with the UNEP and the Australian Embassy, 1998
  • SONTA Award for the Professional Women in the category of Environment, 2005
  • Ashoka Fellowship for commitment to use of waste as a tool for economic development of low and middle income groups, awarded by the Ashoka Change Makers, USA, 2005
  • International Women of Courage of Sri Lanka elected by The United States Embassy in Sri Lanka, for environmental work in the war zone areas of Sri Lanka, 2011

Dr Uraiwan Arunyawat | Thailand:

… is Assistant Professor at Department of Genetics, Kasetsart University, Thailand.
Contact: ann.arunyawat@gmail.com

More information about Dr Uraiwan Arunyawat

Qualifications/degree:

  • Postdoctoral Fellow in Population Genetics (Centre Bordeaux Aquitaine INRA, Bordeaux, France)
  • Dr. rer. nat. in Population Genetics (Ludwig- Maximilian University, Munich, Germany)
  • Advanced Certificate in Genetic resource (Leibniz-Institut für Pflanzengenetik und Kulturpflanzenforschung IPK, Gatersleben, Germany)
  • M.Sc. Biology (Chiang Mai University, Thailand)
  • B.Sc. Agriculture (Khon Kaen University, Thailand)

Areas of Expertise:

  • Population and Conservation Genetics
  • Genetics Diversity
  • Biodiversity and Ecology
  • Biogeography

Dipl.- Ing. Le Duy Can | Vietnam:

… is Lab Engineer cum Teaching Assistant at Vietnamese German University (VGU).
Contact: can@vgu.edu.vn

More information about Dipl. Ing. and Dipl.- Math. Le Duy Can

Qualifications/degree:

  • Dipl.- Ing. Data and Information Technology (University of Applied Science Munich, Germany)
  • Dipl.-Math. Applied Mathematics (University Dalat, Vietnam)
  • Co-Founder of the Association Automation Solution & Services Group (ASSG) (Ho- Chi- Minh City, Vietnam)
  • Supporter for the Event Tikkun Olam Makers (TOM) organized by UNICEF Vietnam in Vietnamese- German University from 3-5/06/2016
  • Organizer of the international workshop on "Automation and Robotics" at Vietnamese-German University on 07/07/2017

Areas of Expertise:

  • Embedded System
  • Sensor Technology
  • Wire and Wireless Sensor Network for Data Collection and Process used in Smart Farm, Environment Technology and Security
  • Automation and Control Process

Associate Professor Dr Kok Hwa Lim | Singapore:

… is Associate Professor and Program Director at Singapore Institute of Technology.
Contact: kokhwa.lim@singaporetech.edu.sg

More information about Associate Professor Dr Kok Hwa Lim

Qualifications/degree:

  • Dr. rer. nat. (Technische Universität München TUM, Germany)
  • M.Sc. Chemical Engineering (National University of Singapore)
  • B.Sc. First Class Honours (National University of Singapore)

Areas of Expertise:

  • Computational Chemistry and Material Sciences
  • Green Chemistry and Processes
  • Process Safety
  • CO2 Utilization

Awards:

  • Best Poster Award @ The International Symposium on Exploring the Frontiers of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering (Tsinghua, China)
  • Tan Chin Tuan Exchange Fellowship in Engineering
  • Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD - German Academic Exchange Service) Fellowship, Germany
  • Lijen Industrial Development Medal

Dr Nguyen Thi Thanh Huong | Vietnam:

… is Head of Department of Forest Resource and Environment Management (FREM) at Agricultural and Forestry Faculty of Tay Nguyen University, Vietnam.
Contact: huongthanh.frem@gmail.com

More information about Dr Nguyen Thi Thanh Huong

Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. Natural Science (Albert Ludwig Freiburg University, Germany)
  • M.Sc. Silviculture (Vietnam Forestry University, Hanoi, Vietnam)
  • Eng. In Forestry, Tay Nguyen University, Vietnam

Areas of Expertise:

  • Natural Resource Management
  • Community Forestry Management
  • Remote Sensing and GIS in Natural Management and Biodiversity Conservation

Awards:

  • PEER (Partnership for Enhanced Engagement in Research) Award 2016, U.S.

Mr Mao Lan | Cambodia:

… is Head of Program of Marie Stopes International Cambodia (MSIC) and Chairman at Cambodia German Friendship Association.
Contact: maolanbig@gmail.com and LinkedIn:  https://goo.gl/shGTLE

More information about Mr Mao Lan

Qualifications:

  • Advance Professional Training in Germany: Regional Rural Management
  • Bachelor Degree of Business Management
  • Chairman of Cambodia German Friendship Association
  • Board Member of VBNK organization, New Hope Cambodia Children Organization and Marie Stopes Cambodia

Areas of Expertise:

  • Project Management
  • Leadership
  • Strategic Development
  • Human Centre Design and Coordination

Dr Duong Van Nha | Vietnam:

… is Lecturer and Researcher of Kien Giang University.
Contact: dvnha812@gmail.com

More information about Dr Duong Van Nha

Qualifications:

  • Ph.D.  Specialization in Agriculture Science "Plant Physiology" (Hohenheim University, Stuttgart, Germany)
  • M.Sc. Specialization in Agronomy (Can Tho University, Vietnam)
  • B. Sc. Specialization in Crop Science (Can Tho University, Vietnam)

Areas of Expertise:

  • Soil Nutrient Management
  • Water Management for Crops under Drought/Salt Condition
  • Agricultural Livelihoods

Awards:

  • Award for Science Research and Technology awarded by Vietnamese Ministry of Education and Training, 2003
  • Environmental Protection Award by Vietnamese Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment

Ms Wansiri Rongrongmuang | Thailand:

… is a Project Coordinator at The International Network of Engaged Buddhists (INEB).
Contact: wansiri@daad-alumni.de

More information about Ms Wansiri Rongrongmuang

Qualifications/degree:

  • M.Sc. Environmental Governance (University of Freiburg, Germany)
  • M.Sc. Economics (Chulalongkorn University, Thailand)
  • B.A. International Studies (International Pacific College, New Zealand)
  • B.Sc. Economics (Kasetsart University, Thailand)
  • PADI’s Seahorse Specialty Instructor
  • Consultant/ Researcher, Environmental Justice Foundation (UK)
  • Former Regional Actions Coordinator (Greenpeace Southeast Asia)
  • Former Technical Coordinator (WWF Thailand)

Areas of Expertise:

  • Marine Conservation
  • Fishery Management
  • Mangrove Restoration
  • Climate Change Adaptation
  • Community Resources Management

Ph.D. Bui Van Cuong | Vietnam:

…is researcher of Institute of Environmental Technology (IET), Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST).
Contact: cbuivan@gmail.com

More information about Mr Bui Van Cuong

Qualifications/degree:

  • Ph.D. at the Faculty of Life Sciences (Humboldt University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany)
  • M.Sc. Microbiology (Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, Hanoi, Vietnam)

Areas of Expertise:

  • Environmental Microbiology
  • Microbial Treatment of Wastewater
  • Arbuscular mycorrhizas
  • Endophytes

Prof Dr Hunsa Punnapayak | Thailand:


Contact: phunsa@chula.ac.th

More information about Prof Dr Hunsa Punnapayak

Qualifications/degree:

  • PhD Microbiology (University of Arkansas, USA)
  • MSc Microbiology (University of Louisiana, USA)
  • BSc Botany (Chulalongkorn University, Thailand)
  • Research Visits (USA, Germany, Austria, Japan)

Areas of Expertise:

  • Biotechnology
  • Biomass Conversion and Utilization
  • Bioremediation

Awards:

  • Ajinomoto Award in Biotechnology

Dr. Ing. Nguyen Thi Hoai Nga | Vietnam:

… is a Lecturer in Mining Management Department, Hanoi University of Mining and Geology, Vietnam (HUMG).
Contact: nguyenthihoainga@humg.edu.vn

More information about Dr. Ing. Nguyen Thi Hoai Nga

Qualifications/degree:

  • Dr. Ing. with Magna Cum Laude (RWTH Aachen, Germany)
  • Member of Society of Mining Professors (active member of Capacity Building Committee)
  • Member of World Federation of Engineering Organizations (taskforce Sustainable Development)
  • Member of International Social Security Association (Mining prevention)
  • Member of Vietnam Association of Mining Science and Technology

Areas of Expertise:

  • Social Sustainable Development
  • Resources Governance
  • Knowledge Management

Dr Chaw Chaw Sein | Myanmar:

… is Staff Officer, Forest Department, Mandalay Division ,Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation.
Contact: chaw.chaw4@gmail.com

More information about Dr Chaw Chaw Sein

Qualifications/degree:

  • PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) from the Faculty of Forest Sciences and Forest Ecology, Department of Tropical Silviculture and Forest Ecology (Georg-August-Universität, Göttingen, Germany)
  • Master of Forestry, University of Forestry, Ministry of Environmental Conservation and   Forestry (Myanmar)
  • Bachelor of Forestry, University of Forestry, Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry (Myanmar)

Areas of Expertise:

  • Forest Rehabilitation and Restoration
  • Climate Change
  • Biomass Energy Development
  • Forest Management
  • Green Land Plan

Awards:

  • FAO award (Research Paper: Zin, M. T., Htun, N. Z., Win, K. N., and Sein, C. C, 2002: Assessing extension needs for community forestry development in Paunglaung watershed. In Procd. Annual Research Conference, 2002 (Forest Science), Myanmar Academy of Agriculture, Forestry, Livestock and Fishery Sciences, Yangon, Myanmar)

Dr Nguyen Thi Hong Mai | Vietnam:

… is Lecturer and Researcher in Agriculture and Forestry University at Hue University, Vietnam.
Contact: nguyenthihongmai@huaf.edu.vn

More information about Dr Nguyen Thi Hong Mai

Qualifications:

  • PhD Agricultural Economics (Justus -Liebig University Giessen, Germany)
  • M.Sc. Social Development (Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines)
  • B.Sc. Forestry (University of Agriculture and Forestry- Hue University, Vietnam)

Areas of Expertise:

  • Natural Resource Management
  • Community Forest Management
  • Community Development

Agricultural Economics/ Resource Economics

Prof Mario R. Delos Reyes | Philippines:

… is a Professor and Dean of the University of the Philippines School of Urban and Regional Planning (UP SURP).
Contact: mrdelosreyes@up.edu.ph

More information about Prof Mario Delos Reyes

Qualifications:

  • Doctor in Natural Science (Dr. rer nat.) University of Hamburg - Institute of Geography
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Mathematical Methods and Modelling in Earth Sciences, Free University Berlin
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education and International Development, University of Kassel at Witzenhuasen
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Hydrobiology, University of Hamburg - Institute of Hydrobiology and Fisheries Science
  • Master of Science in Fisheries/Coastal Management, University of the Philippines Diliman
  • Bachelor of Science in Zoology, University of the Philippines at Los Banos
  • Dean, University of the Philippines School of Urban and Regional Planning
  • President, Planning and Development Research Foundation, Inc.
  • Project Manager, Pasig River System Integrated Strategic Masterplan 2017-32
  • Project Leader, Virtual Reality Innovation and Application Center in Urban Planning
  • Project Leader, Establishment of the first UNESCO Global Geopark in the Philippines

Areas of Expertise:

  • Environmental Planning and Policy, Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction and Management, Public Private Partnership for the Urban Environment, Coastal (both marine and freshwater) Planning and Management, and Biodiversity focused Strategic Environmental Assessment

Awards:

  • Meritorious Public Service Award in the Field of Environmental Governance, Approved by the University of the Philippines Board of Regents, 2016
  • One-UP Professorial Chair Award, University of the Philippines, 2016
  • International Publications Awards, University of the Philippines, 2014 and 2016