Co-creating Knowledge to Enhance Women’s Leadership for Inclusive River Governance and Livelihood Resilience in the Mekong Region
Knowledge Co-Creation

Research Team

Karen Delfau, LL.M.

Karen Delfau is a senior level research, knowledge management, and facilitation consultant who brings 20 years’ applied knowledge addressing the intersection of water governance, water science, gender equality and social inclusion, and climate change resilience in Western Europe, Australia, Southeast Asia (Mekong & Salween basin focus), and the US/Mexico border. Karen’s education and professional background includes applied environmental sciences, law and governance, and technology.

Dr. Kanokwan Manorom

Kanokwan Manorom is assistant professor and currently a director of the Greater Mekong Sub-Region Social Research Centre at the Faculty of Liberal Arts, Ubon Ratchathani University, Thailand. She has long-term experience in social and political research and social impact assessment on water development and management in the northeast of Thailand, especially the dams located in the Mun River: the Pak Mun and Hua Na projects. She also worked with the Mekong River Commission (MRC) as a social specialist in the Integrated Basin Flow Management (IBFM) Programme during 2006 to 2007.

Nan Shining

Currently the co-founder and Executive Director of the Mong Pan Youth Association in Mong Pan (Myanmar), Shining brings extensive Mekong network coordination and experience to support knowledge co-creation initiatives.

Pichamon Yeophantong, Ph.D.

Pichamon Yeophantong is an Australian Research Council Fellow and Senior Lecturer in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of New South Wales (Canberra) at the Australian Defence Force Academy. A political scientist and China specialist by training, she has conducted extensive field-based research in the region and is currently leading a multi-year project exploring the security and development implications of Chinese investment and ‘economic influence’ in the developing world, focusing on Southeast Asia.