Nguyen Huu Thien is supporting CRCC as an advisor on climate change and sustainable development issues.
He has more than 25 years of experience working on issues of natural resource management, biodiversity, sustainable livelihoods, and climate change in the Mekong Basin countries. He has served as a project manager, technical advisor, university lecturer, trainer and consultant, among many other positions. His regional experience includes projects in Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand, with extensive experience in the Mekong Delta area of Vietnam. Thien has years of experience designing, leading and implementing projects and project evaluations. Over the past 20 years, Nguyen has worked with the International Centre for Environmental Management (ICEM), the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), The World Conservation Union (IUCN), and CARE International Vietnam advising on issues of conservation and capacity building for sustainable and locally grown development. He is skilled at assessing and analyzing climate change risks and developing adaptation and mitigation response strategies.
Thien earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Water Work Engineering and Irrigation from Can Tho University and a Master’s Degree in Conservation Biology and Sustainable Development from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA.