Rajesh Daniel joined SEI’s Asia Centre in August 2013 as communications coordinator. He is a writer, researcher and filmmaker with more than 15 years of experience on issues of natural resources governance in Southeast and the Mekong Region.
Rajesh has done a number of short and feature length documentary films on ecology and natural resources management. He recently completed a series of seven short films on climate risks and water insecurity in the Mekong Region. He also did a short film “Chindwin Perspectives” on environmental issues in the Chindwin River Basin in Myanmar. He scripted and filmed “The Mekong – Grounds of Plenty”, a 47 min. documentary film highlighting the Mekong region’s fisheries, markets and ways of livelihood. Produced in 2013, it 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 issues of natural resource governance with special focus on the Mekong Region.
He holds a Masters degree in Science and Development Communication from C-DIT, University of Kerala, India.