How much do we know about Rotary Peace Fellow?

Duang-ramon Paaptanti is a Rotary Peace Fellow.  She is currently in Hong Kong, interning with UNESCO Hong Kong Association working on the 2013-14 peace projects.

I met Bee at the Hiroshima Rotary Global Peace Forum last May.  She was attracted to the UNESCO HK Peace project and we discussed possibility of internship in Hong Kong.

Duang-ramon, also known as Bee, is originally from Bangkok, Thailand.  She was awarded by Rotary International in 2012 a scholarship to do a master degree in peace studies at the International Christian University, Tokyo, Japan.

The 3-month internships beginning mid July in Hong Kong is part of  her master degree program.  Bee would focus on the 2013-14 peace projects.

Bee previously worked in humanitarian field for several international organizations including UNHCR where she spent five years working along Thai border assisted refugees from Myanmar.

What is Rotary Peace Fellow (RPF)?  In 2002 The Rotary Foundation partnered with leading universities around the world created the Rotary Peace Centers (rotary.org/rotarycenters).  Every year up to 110 RPFs are selected to attend programmes offered by the Rotary Peace Centers.

RPFs either earn a professional development certificate or a master’s degree in international relations, sustainable development, peace studies or conflict resolution.  There are now over 700 Fellows worldwide since the programme started. (rotarianactiongroupforpeace.org)

During her short time in Hong Kong, Bee already attended three club/joint area meetings.  She welcomes opportunity to share her story of being Rotary Peace Fellow and/or her previous humanitarian work experiences.   Please contact her at 23127696 or bee.drp@gmail .com