Somatra Kim Sean, PhD Candidate

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Somatra Kim Sean graduated from Ohio University in 2004 with two MAs, one in communication and development and the other in international economics. During his last year of study in the US, he served as an assistant manager to the Athens Farmers Market; and after he graduated, he worked at a shoe factory for two months. After Somatra returned to Cambodia in 2005, he taught research methodology at the Royal University of Phnom Penh and in 2006, he worked as a researcher at the Cambodia Development Resource Institute. His research interest is in irrigation water governance in Cambodia.

Somatra is now on an Australian Leadership Award Scholarship doing his PhD at the school of Geosciences, University of Sydney. His thesis looks at how the configurations of the state, private sector and communities in Cambodia affect the ownership arrangement and management of common resources, and what the current ownership arrangement means for the triple bottom line.

Languages: Khmer
Supervisor: Prof. Philip Hirsch
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