Nopparat Lamun

Program Manager, The Mekong School: Institute of Local Knowledge

(B.A. in Mass Communication, Ramkhamhaeng Public University) From 1994-1999, Nopparat studied for a B.A. in Mass Communication and completed a Graduate Volunteer Program. From 2000-2002, he worked as a researcher and campaign media officer for “The Food Security Program of Rural Reconstruction Alumni and Friends Association” (RRAFA). He later resigned from RRAFA to work with Chiang Khong Conservation Group (CKCG) in 2002 as a volunteer to support research and produce publications on behalf of Mekong Community Media, where he edited and published the Mekong Post, a periodical "bookazine" on a variety of topics related to the Mekong river and its peoples. During this time, he also supported the work of the Mekong-Lanna Natural Resources and Culture Conservation Network. In 2015, the Mekong School: Institute of Local Knowledge was established and he ran the Rak Chiang Khong Civil Society Network.

From 2015 to 2024, he has worked as the project manager, head researcher, and facilitator on the Mekong Nature Camp activity, which is now under the Mekong Youth Program (2021) and the Mekong Curriculum Program (2023). Nowadays, he works as the project manager and assistant manager of the Mekong Youth Program, Mekong People’s Council, the Mekong Water Protectors program, a retrospective research project to learn lessons from the group's work over the past 20 years, and the Mekong School Digital Library.