Graduate fellows of the Urban Climate Resilience in Southeast Asia Partnership join YCAR

YCAR welcomes Ly Quoc Dang (Can Tho University, Vietnam) and Piti Srivongchai (Khon Kaen University, Thailand) who joined the Centre as Graduate Fellows of the Urban Climate Resilience in Southeast Asia Partnership (UCRSEA).

Ly Quoc Dang is from Soc Trang Province, Vietnam. He is of the Khmer Ethnicity Group and his community is right next to the sea where it is most vulnerable to climate change. Ly is a researcher at Can Tho University, Vietnam and he focuses on public policies, water management, eco-tourism, gender and urbanisation. He has published two papers on water management and eco-tourism. Ly has many years of experience in development in the Mekong Delta and Mekong Region Countries. His research uses a feminist ecology perspective to analyze women’s perceptions of urban floods and vulnerability in Can Tho City of Vietnam’s Mekong Delta.

Piti Srivongchai is a PhD Candidate in Development Sciences at the Khon Kaen University, Thailand. Srivongchai’s work investigates the factors that influence individual carbon emission behavior to propose guidelines to promote low carbon city emissions in Khon Kaen. He looks at how lifestyle changes can deliver immediate results in lowering carbon emissions. Srivongchai has over 15 years of work and research experience in the energy sector.

Both UCRSEA graduate fellows will be working with Douglas Young (Social Science).

For more information on UCRSEA visit