Cap-Net welcomes Mr. Lai Chee Hui from Malaysia

Cap-Net welcomes Mr. Lai Chee Hui from Malaysia. Lai joins Cap-Net as a Network Attachment in Monitoring and Evaluation for 3 months starting from 1st of September 2014. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Environmental Technology from Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT). He is currently a Master’s Degree candidate and a research officer in the field of sustainable water loss management in the Department of Geography, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM). Lai’s responsibilities in Cap-Net include coordinating the monitoring of outcomes and impacts of training programs conducted by Cap-Net affiliated regional and country networks, closely liaising with networks to gather reports and information and compile a report on monitoring and evaluation of Cap-Net capacity development activities from 2013-2014.

Lai is also an active member of Water Watch Penang (WWP), which is a water-based NGO and a member of MyCDNet in Malaysia that aims to promote study, awareness, knowledge, conservation, protection and the practice of a water saving society towards the sustainable development of water resources of the country. Having been a volunteer of WWP for years, Lai has experience in conducting water educational programs; he encourages young generation to protect water resources of the country by developing their interest and awareness regarding the importance of water conservation through different type of educational programs. In addition, one of his tasks as the secretary of WWP is to promote the collaboration in between the stakeholders (NGOs, local communities, private and public sectors, etc.) to solve Malaysia’s water issue. Lai enjoys swimming and travelling and he can be contacted at cheehui.lai@cap-net.org.

Cap-Net Welcomes Lan from Laos

Cap-Net welcomes Lan (Phousavanh FONGKHAMDENG ) from the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR). Lan joins Cap-Net as Network attachment in Partnership Development for 3 months. Lan holds a Bachelor Degree on Environmental Science from the Centre for the Environment and Development Studies (CEDS), National University of Laos. He is a government official attached to the Department of Water Resources (DWR), Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) of Lao PDR. He has experience with IWRM implementation at national, regional, river basin and sub-basin levels, contributing to national water resources strategy, law and related legislation development, national and international cooperation affairs for IWRM with various development partners and donors. Lan has also been involved as a project manager for IWRM related projects in Lao PDR. He has been designated as a national coordinator for ASEAN working group in water resources management, national alternate steering committee member for Global Water Partnership-Southeast Asia (GWP-SEA), national focal point for AguaJaring Network SEA and acts as an interim steering committee member for Lao PDR. In the region, he gained extensive experience in joining the on-the-job training as junior riparian professional in Mekong River Commission Secretariat. He is an excellent communicator with good human relations. A team player, Lan loves to travel and study. He can be contacted at lan.phousavanh@cap-net.org

Cap-Net Welcomes Marina from Brazil

Cap-Net UNDP welcomes Marina Talini from Brazil as the first Network Attachment in ‘Leverage Capacity’ this month of May for a duration of 3 months. She will assist in identifying, analysing and reporting on the leverage effect of support provided by Cap-Net to partner networks capacity development delivery activities.

Marina holds a Bacharelado (Bachelor degree) in Translation (French-Portuguese), and a Pós-graduação (Master degree) in International Relations studies, both from the University of Brasilia, and specialized on Public Policies related to climate change and preservation of biodiversity. After several positions in the translation and teaching fields, she joined the Chancery of the Embassy of France in Brazil coordinating the administrative work, supporting the French delegations and public relations of the service. She then worked for the ASPAT, a Peruvian NGO for people affected by tuberculosis, in charge of redefinition of the fund-raising and the strategic planning of the association. During her experience in Peru, she was also involved in a project developed by the Universidad Católica del Peru which focused on sustainable development workshops, and revitalization of the green areas of the city of Lima.

For more information please contact Marina at marina.talini@cap-net.org

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