Attn. Charlotte Ballard

Environmental Governance Group

Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development

Faculty of Geosciences, Utrecht University

Heidelberglaan 2
3584 CS Utrecht
The Netherlands



Rathana Peou-Norbert Munns

​Dr. Rathana Peou has worked at Utrecht University with the Copernicus Institute as a Policy Researcher and as the Southeast Asia Scenarios Coordinator at CCAFS* since 2017, prior to which she was attached to Oxford University at the Environmental Change Institute (ECI). She joined the CCAFS scenarios team in 2012, first as the Scenarios Coordinator for South Asia and is now based in Cambodia where she provides technical support on Climate Smart Agriculture and builds capacity on foresight-based policy formulation in Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change.

Dr. Rathana's research interests lies in the "4 inviolate principles": food security, water security, energy security and social "health" security. Her current research concerns the futures of Food Security, Agriculture and Climate Change within the ASEAN member countries. She holds a PhD in Political Science majoring in Philosophy.

Prior to joining the CCAFS team she worked for 3 years in Bangladesh where she was the deputy director of the Center for Sustainable Development (CSD) and an associate professor at ULAB. Before 2009, Rathana worked as an international consultant and humanitarian worker in Sudan, Pakistan and Bangladesh.  She has worked with and consulted for agencies such as DFID, USAID, ECHO, DIPECHO, AFD, EU, ADB and different INGOs and NGOs.

*CCAFS = Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security