Boonthida is environmental program manager at Raks Thai Foundation (RTF). She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Marine Science from Kasetsart University (Thailand), a Master’s of Science degree in Appropriate Technology for Resource Development from Mahidol University (Thailand), and a Master of Planning at the Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Property, from the University of Auckland (New Zealand). Her strengths are in community empowerment within community-based development, capacity building within CSOs in Thailand and international contexts, and coordination with government stakeholders from the sub-district to national levels to advance environmental policies.
Boonthida has worked with various NGOs and research centers to ensure that community rights and needs are at the base of project interventions and mainstreamed at the higher level. Based on her working experience up until the present, Boonthida has overseen several environmental projects, ranging from climate change adaptation and mitigation, to women empowerment, and livelihood vulnerability. In particular, through the recent TransRe project, Boonthida coordinated the implementation activities on creating tools to address the vulnerability and resilience of rural livelihoods under the context of migration and climate change. Moreover, Boonthida is also involved in the ongoing AGRUMIG project, which is focused on migration governance in relation to agricultural and rural change.
For the HABITABLE project, Boonthida is a research team member and will be responsible for managing the HABITABLE project activities in Thailand.