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Field of Work: Civic Engagement
Although Thailand’s new constitution overturned in principle the state monopoly on mass media broadcasts, in practice the government and military continue to enjoy almost total control of the airwaves. In response, Supinya Klangnarong spearheads a national campaign for electronic media reform, using research, policy advocacy and public lobbying to put the production of...
Field of Work: Environment
Kriengsak Klomsakul is setting up a network of youth groups in schools and communities along Thailand's Petch River and is organizing them to be guardians of their environment and their cultural heritage.
Field of Work: Economic Development
Recognizing that the needs of informal laborers–including home-based subcontract laborers and Thailand's self-employed–were not being met by labor unions, current labor law, or civil society groups, Rakawin Leechanavanichpan launched HomeNet Thailand, an effort that combines the advocacy of trade unions with the capacity building of direct service organizations to create...
Field of Work: Environment
Virajit Lianchamroon, a plant pathologist, is working to develop commercial botanical pesticide and fertilizer products which can compete successfully with and provide alternatives to existing products. In the 30 years since the use of chemical agents became a widespread agricultural practice in Thailand, the country's environment and ecology have suffered devastating...
Field of Work: Human Rights
Preeda Limnontakul, a disabled businessman, is creating an inclusive business environment for people with disabilities to perform mainstream jobs as competitive equals. Through effective professional training programs and innovative uses of ICT tools, he enables people with various disabilities to perform non-traditional jobs with dignity while bringing substantial...
Field of Work: Human Rights
Eaklak Loomchomkhae is developing Thailand’s first crowdsourcing approach to recover missing persons. Eaklak is not only building the necessary social capital required to expedite on-the-ground searches, he is also using public awareness as a lever to improve the efficiency of law enforcement institutions.
Field of Work: Health
Preeyanan Lorsermvattana is mobilizing a broad coalition of health professionals, media, consumer rights activists, lawyers, and medical malpractice victims to change policy, change public attitudes, raise professional medical standards, and establish a clear system of legal redress for victims of medical malpractice in Thailand.
Field of Work: Civic Engagement
Chawanad Luansang has established a model for community-led planning and revitalization that goes beyond housing and land rights to address both structural and social needs. Chawanad is nurturing a new civic culture that empowers local residents with the resource management skills and political experience to address their own short- and long-term community development.
Field of Work: Economic Development
By creating a supply chain system for agroforestry products completely owned and operated by Thailand’s highland ethnic communities, Jakkapong Mongkhonkeeree is enabling highlanders to be recognized as guardians of the forest and to maintain their cultural heritage as forest inhabitants.
Field of Work: Health
Since HIV/AIDS work began in Thailand, it has focused on the narrow goal of containing infections. Supatra Nacapew attempts to broaden and redirect the field to tackle discrimination against people with HIV/AIDS, linking individual problems to systemic failings, ordinary citizens to powerful officials, and the rights of persons with HIV/AIDS to universal human rights that...