Saengroj Srisawaskraisorn is the Chief of Party for EDC’s Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Mekong Program, which provides leadership, climate change, and environmental training to youth leaders across the Southeast Asian countries.

Saengroj has over 20 years of experience working with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and development assistance projects in Thailand and Vietnam and across Asia. He provides policy advice and technical assistance and fosters partnerships with government, civil society, businesses, and international development agencies in the areas of climate change adaptation, biodiversity conservation policy, eco-tourism, circular economy (plastic and textile sectors), illegal wildlife trade/conservation, and urban resilience.

Saengroj helped establish the Global Youth Biodiversity Network (GYBN)—Thailand, mentoring its young leaders on resource mobilization and work planning. Through his work in the Mekong Region, he has connected young environmental activists with government, industry leaders, and development partners to raise public awareness and spur youth action on climate change.

Saengroj holds a Master of Urban and Regional Planning Degree from the University of Hawaii, Honolulu.