GEG Research Associate Awarded ASEAN-Canada Senior Fellowship

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Pichamon Yeophantong, a Global Leaders Fellow and GEG Research Associate, has been awarded a 2013-2014 ASEAN-Canada Senior Fellowship. The Fellowship, administered by the Centre for Non-Traditional Security Studies at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University (Singapore), is one of the key initiatives of the 2012-2015 ASEAN-Canada Research Partnership, which was launched in 2012 with the support of the Canadian International Development Research Centre (IDRC). With the overarching aim of 'building stronger research capacity and partnership between and among Canada and ASEAN countries, institutions and individuals', fellowships are awarded to senior scholars and experts from Canada and Southeast Asia, who are invited to pen policy-oriented papers on topics of strategic relevance to ASEAN-Canada relations.

The research theme for 2013-2014 is Natural Resource Management for Sustainable Growth. While a Fellow Pichamon will work on a study assessing the implications of Chinese investment in mainland Southeast Asia’s extractive industries for regional development and the natural environment.

More information on the Fellowships can be found here.