Chol Bunnag – Project Head
Chol is the project head of SDG Move and lecturer in Natural Resource and Environmental Economics at Thammasat University. With a strong background in environmental economy and social development, Chol has been working as a researcher, consultant and advisor on several interdisciplinary projects comprising of water resource management, climate change and green economy. Other professional experience includes various writing jobs and works with a broad range of non-profit organisations.
At SDG Move, Chol is in charge of overseeing, planning and managing the project. He holds an M.A. in Development Economics from the University of East Anglia and a B.A. in Economics from Thammasat University.
Research interest: Sustainable Development, Natural Resource Governance, Water Governance, Community-based Natural Resource Management, Rural Development, Climate Change Adaptation
Attasret Jariyathumanukool – Project Manager
Attasret is the team manager. His roles the general administration of the project, liaise with supporting agencies, including the Thailand Research Fund, and assist with the team networking endeavour. Prior to joining SDG Move, Attasret worked in youth development projects for several organisations. He was also actively involved in the management of corporate social responsibility (CSR) programmes for companies, such as PTT Public Company Limited, Siam Commercial Bank, and Electricity Generating Public Company Limited (EGCO).
Apart from SDG Move, Attasret is also working as a part-time lecturer at Thammasat University. He is very active in engaging students with sustainable development knowledge and activities. He holds an M.Econ. in Development Economics from National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA) and B.Eng. in Material Engineering from King Mongut’s University of Technology Thonburi.
Research interests: Education Policy, Labour Law, Public Health, Development Economics, Econometrics
Dr. Nuttavikhom Phanthuwongpakdee (Kay) – Researcher
Kay is a multi-disciplinary environmental researcher with experience working with private sector, academia and civil society organisations in developing countries. At SDG Move, Kay’s roles include researching on the progress of SDGs both within Thailand and the global level, assisting other researchers from different sectors, and promoting public awareness. Additionally, Kay works as a supporting researcher for the Urban Future Project, at Thammasat University, on resilience to climate change in the Bangkok Metropolitan Region.
Kay is a holder of the Joint PhD in Geography from King’s College London and the National University of Singapore, with the concentration on resilience and disaster adaptation, an M.Sc. in Water and Environmental Management from the University of Bristol, and a B.S. in Chemistry and B.A. in Geography from the University of Washington. Prior to joining SDG Move, Kay worked on the Yangon Urban Growth Analytics Project at LSE Cities in London.
Research Interest: Sustainable Development, Cultural Landscape, Regional Development, Management, Environmental Science and Engineering, Political Ecology, Natural Hazards, Disaster Adaptation
Natchada Kongsri – Researcher
Natchada is a researcher at SDG Move, specialising on social topics including (but not limited to) social work, gender, inequalities and criminal justice. Additionally, she is the team’s primary networker, responsible for reaching out to other researchers and important stakeholders. Prior to joining SDG Move, Natchada worked on several projects for numerous charitable organisations. She holds a Bachelor of Social Work from Thammasat University. During her time at Thammasat, Natchada served as a President of Thammasat University’s Students Union.
Currently, Natchada is a graduate student at the Faculty of Economics, focusing her research on Political Economy, at Chulalongkorn University. She also works as a part-time lecturer at Thammasat University.
Research Interest: Social Work, Peace and Social Justice, Political Economy, Feminism, Bourdieusian Theory, Social Psychology, Economics History
Thammaporn Sukmee – Research Assistant
Thammaporn is the team research assistant. She has research experience in community studies, as well as human and social development in southern provinces of Thailand. In addition to her academic proficiency, Thammaporn also has significant administrative experience working with local government and social researchers.
Thammaporn is a holder of an M.A. in Human and Social Development from Prince of Songkla University, and a B.A. in Community Studies, also from Prince of Songkla University. Prior to joining SDG Move, Thammaporn worked on several exciting research projects involving local food security, funeral traditions, and consumerism.
Research interests: Consumerism, Commoditization, Community Study, Human and Social Development, Funeral Traditions