Niall O’Connor is the Asia Director of Stockholm Environment Institute in Bangkok, Thailand. Niall holds a BSc and a MSc in Forestry, both from University College Dublin, and a MSc in Biodiversity Conservation from Imperial College London. Niall comes to SEI from WWF, where he had served in leadership positions since 2008, and as regional director for Eastern and Southern Africa since 2011. Previously, he served as country director in Gambia and Senegal for Concern Universal, a UK-based international NGO.
In this podcast, Niall talks about the wonderful work that the SEI Asia Centre
has been involved in giving particular emphasis to gender equality, social equity and poverty reduction
, how business as usual is not going to help the world in a post-pandemic world and why inclusiveness is extremely important as we look towards the future.
01:02 – Niall’s environmental journey
The role of SEI’s Asia Centre
09:45 – Organisational challenges
14:25 – SUMERNET
- Sustainable Mekong Regional Network
17:40 – Examples of SEI’s work in connecting gender and climate change
30:59 – Climate refugees
35:17 – Informed climate activism in Thailand
39:01 – Call of action - personal responsibility and inclusiveness
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