Academic background

I studied at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) in Thailand, completing an MSc in Rural and Regional Development with the background of undergraduate study in Forestry (BSc) from Yangon University and the Yezin Agriculture Institute of Myanmar. I also held the Chevening Fellowship in Governance and Environmental Democracy at the Center for International Development and Training of the University of Wolverhampton in the UK.

Research interests

I am currently conducting a research study on the assessment of climate risk by severe drought and water insecurity in the central dry zone of Myanmar and its impacts on local livelihoods and political economy.

Featured publications

Luke Bridgestock, Gideon M. Henderson, Phil Holdship, Aung Myo Khaing, Tin Tin Naing, Tin Aung Myint, Wint Wint Htun, Win Khant, Win Myo Thu, Mo Aung Nay Chi, Jotautas Baronas, Edward Tipper, Hazel Chapman & Mike Bickle (2022), Dissolved trace element concentrations and fluxes in the Irrawaddy, Salween, Sittaung and Kaladan Rivers. Available from: [accessed Jul 22 2022].

Win Myo Thu (2019). Deforestation Dilemma in Myanmar, In University of Nottingham, Asia Dialogue Blog,

Oliver Springate-Baginski, Aung Kyaw Thein, Anthony Neil, Win Myo Thu, Faith Doherty (2014), An assessment of Myanmar's emerging ‘Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade’ (FLEGT) process, Forest Policy and Economics (2014),

Win Myo Thu (2012), Impact of cross-border road construction on the livelihoods of women and men in Kyaing Ton – Tachileik, Myanmar, In Kusakabe Kyoko (ed.) Gender, Road and Mobility in Asia, Bourton on Dunsmore, Rugby: Practical Action Publishing 2012 ISBN: 978 85339 734 9, 225 pp

ADB (2007), Myanmar National Environmental Performance Assessment: Asian Development Bank - National report of Greater Mekong Sub-regional Core Environmental Program.