Arlene Satapornvanit is the Project Manager of the Sustainable Fish Asia (SUFIA) Local Capacity Development Activity in Southeast Asia and Coral Triangle regions implemented by RTI International.
Ms. Satapornvanit has expertise in sustainable and ethical aquaculture and fisheries, gender equality and social inclusion, capacity development and training, project management and coordination, participatory field research, and gender-responsive value chain analysis. Her key skills include managing project activities and people, and integrating gender considerations in technical project design, implementation, communication, and Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL). With SUFIA, aside from her PM role including writing project and technical reports, success stories, and case studies, she also works as the Organizational Development Specialist, wherein she coordinates with partners and organizations for participatory organizational capacity assessment and development; and designing and delivering capacity development activities, including training and facilitation.
She is a member of the Gender in Aquaculture and Fisheries Section of the Asian Fisheries Society (GAFS/AFS), World Aquaculture Society (WAS), Social and Gender Steering Committee of the Asian Seafood Improvement Collaborative (ASIC), and the International Organisation for Women in the Seafood Industry (WSI). She has worked as a Technical Trainer for US Peace Corps Fisheries Volunteers in Thailand, Research Associate in Aquaculture with the Asian Institute of Technology, and Gender Specialist with USAID fisheries and aquaculture projects in Southeast Asia and the Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia Pacific.