Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2006
This description of Pianporn Deetes's work was prepared when Pianporn Deetes was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2006.
A pioneer in her work with Thai and Burmese ethnic grassroots organizations, Pianporn Deetes organizes river communities to slow down dam projects along the Salween River that threaten the local ecosystem and the livelihoods of those who depend on the river and its resources. She forms community action groups to push for long-term policy and legislation that includes their participation in risk analysis of development projects.
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