Nicole de Paula

CEO

Global Health Asia Institute, Thailand

Dr. Nicole de Paula is the CEO of the Bangkok-based think tank Global Health Asia Institute (GHAI) and founder of Resilient Nomads, a social enterprise enhancing environmental and health literacy experimentally in Krabi, southern Thailand’s west coast.

Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, and resilient, her mission is to promote research and inform the linkages of health and wellbeing with sustainable development, environmental conservation, and social equity. As a member of the Commission for Education and Communication (CEC) of the IUCN-The International Union for Conservation of Nature (2017-2020), she advocates for greater recognition of the links between nature conservation and human health, so-called “planetary health.”

In parallel to her work at GHAI, she is a team leader and writer for the Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB), a publication tracking sustainable development in real time mostly at the United Nations since 1992.

Originally from Brazil, Nicole holds a Ph.D. in Political Science/International Relations from Sciences Po Paris. Her doctorate received the “Young researcher prize” from Treilles Foundation in France. During her PhD, she became the French Embassy Fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations (CTR) at the Johns Hopkins University (SAIS), Washington D.C and was equally awarded a fellowship to study at the London School of Economics and Political Science as part of the Global Public Policy Network (GPPN).

contributions

13.05.2019
09:30
Panel Discussion

Re-thinking Globalisation in Light of Trade Disputes and Shifting Security Landscapes

Dr Melinda Crane | Deutsche Welle TV, USA/Germany (Moderator)

Dr Stefanie Babst | NATO, Begium

Dr Amy Jadesimi | LADOL (Lagos Deep Offshore Logistics Base), Nigeria

Nicole de Paula | Global Health Asia Institute, Thailand

Ellen Zentner | Morgan Stanley, USA

Dr Cecilia Malmström | European Commission, EU

Posts

Planetary Health: Investing in a Safer World

In this article, Nicole de Paula, CEO at the Global Health Asia Institute, summarizes the major impacts of our unrelenting material growth and consumption on planetary health. She points out the urgency of a new thinking in order to develop innovative solutions to preserve human and planetary health.