Prof. Dr. Ir. Khin Ni Ni Thein

Prof. Dr. Ir. Khin Ni Ni Thein

Prof. Dr. Ir. Khin Ni Ni Thein has more than 40 years of experience in the water sector. She is the Secretary of the Advisory Group of the National Water Resources Committee and Chairperson of the Yangon Region Water Management Committee who assists the formation of the good water governance in Myanmar. The NWRC is an APEX body led by the Chair of NWRC, Vice President of Myanmar.

Prof. Thein has previously held positions in UNEP and UNESCO at the senior management level. She has a PhD in Hydroinformatics from IHE, Delft and is currently the Component (1) Director at World Bank overseeing the Ayeyarwady Integrated River Basin Management Project. She has founded many NGOs and water related institutions including the Water, Research and Training Centre for Myanmar since 1997, Water Mothers Organization and Patron of the Green Building Technical Committee. And a Panel Member of High Level Experts and Leaders Panel on Water and Disaster that advises the Secretary General of the United Nations.

Details of her keynote address will be available soon.