Khaing Su joined SEI as a SUMERNET fellow under component 2 – research for policy and practice. Prior to this, she completed an internship with the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) for the Blue Peace Financing Initiative. She supported the programme in developing a readiness assessment tool for transboundary water institutions in terms of their enabling framework for the initiative. For her master’s, she worked with the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) Myanmar focusing on water quality and water management practices linked to small-scale aquaculture development.
Previously having worked in Myanmar water sector, she has experience in project coordination, capacity building, event organizing and multi-stakeholder engagement in an international environment. She has co-designed, executed and coordinated various activities, including climate resilience programmes, training programmes, student competitions, exhibitions and multi-stakeholder workshops.
Khaing Su has a Master’s degree in Water and Environmental Science from the University of Poitiers, France/the University of Science and Technology of Hanoi, Vietnam. She was also a research assistant at her university for a project studying the effects of salinity intrusion on meiofauna in a river system in Vietnam.
During her SUMERNET fellowship, Khaing Su wants to learn more about science-policy interface in water-ecosystems, interdisciplinary approach, resilience and climate change adaptation.