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Hans Guttman, Executive Director, Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC), Thailand

Hans Guttman

Hans Guttman joined the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center with over 25 years of policy and development experience specifically in the fields of rural development, water resources management, environmental management, water diplomacy and international cooperation.

He has over a decade of practical experience in implementing on-the-ground sustainable rural development initiatives at the local, national and regional levels in Southeast Asia. He was the CEO of the Mekong River Commission Secretariat (2011 –2015) supervising the implementation of the 1995 Mekong Agreement. As Coordinator for the Wetlands Alliance (WA) Program, he managed 50 agencies in 5 countries to cooperate in aquatic resources management for poverty reduction in the Mekong region.

Hans holds a BSc from James Cook University in Australia and an MSc from the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) in Thailand.

 

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