Hadee Hamidong awarded The William P. Fuller Fellowship in Conflict Resolution
Program Year: 2014
Recognized as one of the most effective and influential youth leaders in Thailand’s conflict-affected southern border provinces, Mr. Hadee Hamidong is an independent consultant whose professional activities have focused on peace building programs. He enjoys close working relationships with key local stakeholders in the Deep South, including religious, secular, youth and civil society leaders as well as academic specialists. Mr. Hamidong has assisted several key local organizations to develop conflict mitigation and related programs and raise funds. He recently served as co-producer of the Asia Foundation-funded local radio program Dunia Hari Ini (The World Today), which served as a media forum through which audiences in the Deep South learned about and engaged in discussions on issues related to the peace dialogue between the Government of Thailand and the BRN insurgent faction that emerged unexpectedly in 2013. In his previous work as a program officer with The Asia Foundation, Mr. Hamidong managed peace building and community empowerment programs in the southern border provinces. Hamidong also helped to produce the award-winning Let’s Talk Rights television talk show on ThaiPBS.
To complement his practical work experience on conflict, governance, and related issues, Mr. Hamidong’s fellowship has enabled him to study the theoretical and academic foundations of conflict mitigation and peace building at the Washington Semester Program of American University.
This tribute reflects the organization’s long-standing interest in the field and Dr. Fuller’s personal concern for furthering the professional development of a cadre of young Asians with leadership potential and a commitment to advancing knowledge and experience regarding the management of sub-national conflicts.The fellowship award supports a six-month professional affiliation with a relevant institution in the U.S. arranged by The Asia Foundation. The program may also include visits to selected cities in the US and in some cases, Asia, for additional meetings with specialists.
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