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SEI Asia, based in Bangkok, has a diverse team of multinational experts that integrates scientific research with participatory approaches to co-develop and share knowledge, build partnerships, and influence policy for resilient development. It focuses on gender and social equity, climate adaptation, disaster risk reduction, water insecurity and integrated water resources management, transitional agriculture, renewable energy and urbanization.

SEI Asia is an affiliate of Chulalongkorn University (CU), Thailand. SEI and CU have inked a long-term agreement until 2023 to foster innovative scientific research combined with effective policy engagement on development and environmental challenges in Asia. The key areas of collaboration are: intellectual engagement for joint research applications and fund mobilization; lecturing and seminars for CU’s students; post–graduate supervision and examination; and, CU-SEI employee linkages.


Niall O’Connor

Centre Director

SEI Asia

Rajesh Daniel

Head of Communications, SEI Asia


SEI Asia

General questions: [email protected]
Address: 10th Floor, Kasem Uttayanin Building, 254 Chulalongkorn University, Henri Dunant Road, Pathumwan, Bangkok, 10330 Thailand
Telephone: +66 (0)2 0730040-44
Fax: +66 (0)2 0730045

Organizational chart


Organizational chart. The following people and departments report to the Centre Director: Operations, Human Resources, ICT, Communications, Deputy Director. Operations has two units: Finance and Adminitration. There are five clusters beneath the Centre Director: Gender, Environment and Development; Climate Change, Disasters and Development; Urban; Water; and Policy. The SUMERNET Programme reports to the Deputy Director.


Strategy 2020-2024

Building on SEI’s Global Strategy 2020-2024, SEI Asia has developed a regionally focused strategy, in line with, and working within, Asian realities and contexts. Our centre focuses on building and strengthening partnerships with government departments, academia, policy-makers, private sector and civil society, to ensure we are all working together, to stimulate discussions and debates on sustainable approaches to development and to catalyse solutions to the most pressing environment and development issues we face.

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