ASEAN KEY DESTINATIONS
20 February 2013
AIT alumna selected “Manila 40 Under 40’ awardee
An alumna of the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Ms. Kathlyn Kissy Sumaylo has been selected by Devex for the “Manila 40 Under 40’ award for her work in international development. She was honored on 19 February 2013 at the Zuellig Building, Makati City, The Philippines.
Ms. Kathlyn has been selected for her work in the field of disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation. The citation mentions how she became interested in disaster risk reduction when she was a graduate student at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT). She became acquainted not only with different regional initiatives on community-based disaster risk management but also with ecosystem practices in the Mekong region during her field exposure as well as research assignment at the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center in Bangkok, the citation adds. Ms. Kathylyn graduated with a Master’s in Gender and Development Studies (GDS) from AIT in 2008.
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