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Rajesh Daniel

Head of Communications, SEI Asia


Rajesh Daniel is Head of Communications at SEI Asia. He joined SEI Asia in August 2013. Rajesh is a writer, researcher and filmmaker with more than 15 years of experience working on issues of natural resources governance in Southeast Asia and the Mekong Region.

Rajesh holds a Masters in Science and Development Communication. He has published widely including peer-reviewed journals, book chapters, newspaper articles, and co-edited books on environment and development issues. His recent publications are the co-edited book: Chindwin Futures: Natural resources, livelihoods, institutions and climate change in Myanmar’s Chindwin River Basin; and, Climate risks, regional integration and sustainability in the Mekong region. He is also co-editor of Governing the Mekong: Engaging in the Politics of Knowledge.

Rajesh has done a number of short and feature length documentary films on ecology and local livelihoods topics.He recently completed a short film “Chindwin” on environmental issues in the Chindwin River Basin in Myanmar. in 2017, he  filmed and edited a series of seven short films on climate risks and water insecurity in the Mekong Region. He also produced in 2013, “The Mekong – Grounds of Plenty”, a 47 min. documentary film highlighting the Mekong region’s fisheries, markets and ways of livelihood, that was filmed in numerous locations across the four Lower Mekong Basin countries.

His special areas of interest are media and communications research, politics of knowledge systems and policy engagement, and natural resources governance with special focus on the Mekong Region.

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