- Reseach project
- – Western Pacific
Kanokwan is a Director of Mekong Sub-Region Social Research Center (MSSRC), based at the Faculty of Liberal Arts, Ubon Ratchathani University, Thailand. She earned her PhD in Rural Sociology from the University of Missouri-Columbia, USA, her Masters degree in Rural and Regional Development and Planning from Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) and her Bachelor’s degree in Community Development from Khon Kean University, Thailand.
Kanokwan has been working in Thailand and in the Mekong region, and has research interests in a range of areas, including:
Kanokwan was granted the Australian Leadership Award (ALA) as a visiting scholar based at the University of Sydney in 2011.
During 2007-2012, she was a co-chair of the Mekong Program on Water, Environment and Resilience (M-POWER).
She was granted to run M-POWER Fellowship Program in a collaboration with Challenge Program during 2012-2015.
Since 2014, she has been collaborating with researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and University of Alberta on the importance of local/indigenous knowledge on sustainable resource governance.