Sovannarong Tim

Sovannarong graduated from the University of Cambodia with a bachelor's degree in economics. Sovannarong previously worked with WaterAid Cambodia, supporting WASH (water, sanitation, and hygiene) system strengthening and promoting gender transformative change in the Cambodian WASH sector. Prior to that, he was an advisory member of the United Nations Youth Advisory Panel (UNYAP), which consulted the UN on Cambodian youth development issues. Sovannarong is also a Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Academic Fellowship alumnus and a 2020 YSEALI Seeds for the Future grantee. His current research interests include GEDSI (gender equality, disability and social inclusion), climate change, misogyny and sexism, and behaviour change communication.

Sovannarong is working under a core cross-cutting component, GEDSI, of the Mekong Thought Leadership and Think Tanks Network (MTT) Program. He is hosted by the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) Asia in Thailand. His main tasks include (i) carrying out a scoping study on GEDSI of KBPIOs (knowledge-based policy influence organisations) that address the issues of Water-Energy-Climate (WEC) in the Mekong region; (ii) assisting in the co-development of the program’s GEDSI strategy and GEDSI awareness-raising among consortium members and grantees; and (iii) co-designing and coaching other program teams and grantees to integrate GEDSI.


MTT Fellow


Climate change mitigation,

Sustainable Mekong Research Network

Building research for policy towards sustainable development in the Mekong Region

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