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Meet the team

Meet the global and Asia region educators, experts and mentors for Food and Our Future: Sustainable Food Systems in Southeast Asia, an SEI MOOC.
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Food and Our Future: Sustainable Food Systems in Southeast Asia features both global and Asia regional experts on food systems, global sustainability science, nutrition, natural resource management, agriculture, policy processes, livelihoods and development.

Lead educator

The course is led by Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) researcher Matthew Fielding. Matthew is based at the SEI Asia Centre in Bangkok, Thailand, and works on a number of natural resources and agriculture research and capacity building projects in the region. Be sure to follow him on this course!


The mentors for this course will be SEI researchers Darin Wahl, Michael Boyland and Karlee Johnson, also based in Bangkok.


Over the next five weeks you will see a total of 15 different global and regional experts featured in our video steps. Our course experts are:
  • Dr. Bernadette Resurrección, Senior Research Fellow, SEI Asia
  • Dr. Dennis Wichelns, Senior Research Fellow, SEI Asia
  • Dr. Chusit Apirumanekul, Research Fellow, SEI Asia
  • Darin Wahl, Researcher on Food Systems, SEI Asia
  • Henk Westhoek, Programme Manager, Department of Water, Agriculture and Food, PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency and Member of the Food Systems Working Group of the International Resource Panel
  • Dr. John Ingram, Food Systems Programme Leader, Environmental Change Institute University of Oxford, UK and Member of the International Resource Panel
  • Dr. Tara Garnett, Food Climate Research Network, Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford, UK
  • Katrien Ghoos, Senior Regional Nutrition Advisor, United Nations World Food Programme Regional Bureau of Asia and the Pacific
  • Suriyan Vichitlekarn, Senior Regional Advisor, ASEAN Sustainable Agrifood Systems, GIZ
  • Dr. Chu Thai Hoanh, Emeritus Scientist, International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and SEI Associate
  • Prof. Johan Rockström, Professor in Environmental Science, Stockholm University and Executive Director, Stockholm Resilience Centre (SRC)
  • James Lomax, Food Systems and Agriculture Programme Management Officer, UNEP Division of Technology, Industry and Economics
  • Janet Salem, Programme Officer, Resource Efficiency and Sustainable Consumption and Production, UNEP Regional Office for Asia Pacific.
  • Achim Steiner, Former United Nations Under-Secretary General and UNEP Executive Director
  • Assoc. Prof. Sompong Sirisoponsilp, Deputy Dean, Chulalongkorn University School of Agricultural Resources
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