Importance of Natural Resources

ASEAN-US Science and Technology Fellowship Program

Hi, my name’s Soriya Yin. I come from Cambodia.
I am an ASEAN-US fellow, working on payment for ecosystem services for the Ministry of
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery in Cambodia. Now I am going to tell you my experience with
the ASEAN-US Science and Technology fellowship program and why you should join the program
too. It was amazing experience. During my fellowship,
I have accomplished and learned many things. First, I have developed a policy brief, which
is important policy tool. It highlights key issues and provides recommendations to government, NGOs and community leaders to
better protect our environment by using financial incentive scheme.
Second, I have learned a lot from the program. I had opportunities to attend three regional
trainings, organized by international experts. Most importantly, I have expanded my professional
network with other scientists in the region. I was fortunate to attend the ASEAN Science
and Technology Committee Meeting in Vientiane, Lao to observe how policy-makers discussed
about science and technology transfer in the region. This was amazing learning and networking
experience for me. Join the ASEAN-US Science and Technology Fellowship
Program If you are a scientist that want to make a difference and build a stronger and
connected ASEAN community. Thank you.

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