Dr. Yasuda is a postdoctoral researcher at the Hague Institute for Global Justice and the International Centre for Water Cooperation (under the auspices of UNESCO), jointly established by the Stockholm International Water Institute and Uppsala Universitiy. Yasuda gained her PhD at the Centre for Water Law, Policy and Science at the University of Dundee. Her expertise lies in water and environmental governance. Prior to her research career, Yasuda was based in Southeast Asia and worked for WWF, UNDP and Mlup Baitong. She was previously an environmental specialist for Ericsson.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Dr. Yasuda’s research interest lies in water and environmental governance. She is particularly interested in the role of civil society in governance of natural resources, and the role of formal and informal rules and norms. Geographically, Yasuda’s work to date focused on Southeast Asia. Her current research involves analysis of legal political economy analysis of transboundary river, including the Jordan River and the Burahmaputra River, expanding her area of expertise. Dr. Yasuda has extensive experience working as a water and environmental governance practitioner in Asia, Pacific and Europe.
Dr. Yasuda has a strong interest in water and environmental management, in particular finding societal solution to the problem. She has keen interest for the work in development contexts. She considers herself as a global citizen, who has lived and worked in over 10 countries. She enjoys exploring natural sites, socializing with a diverse groups of people, and dancing.