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Richard Friend

Director of the ISET-International Regional Office, Thailand

PhD in Social Anthropology and Development Studies

richard@i-s-e-t.org


Staff Profile

Richard’s work at ISET-International is focused on urban climate resilience. He has a PhD in Social Anthropology and Development Studies based on extensive fieldwork in southern Thailand. He has been working in the Mekong Region for 20 years in areas related to human development, governance and natural resource management, with particular interest in sustainable livelihoods, climate change, water resources, and fisheries. He has led regional implementation and capacity building programs as well as research networks, working for international NGOs, donors, inter-governmental organizations, and independent think tanks. He speaks Thai, Lao, and English.