Linina Phuttitarn works with UNESCO Bangkok Office as an Individual Specialist to monitor and provide advisory services to the field teams that undertake community-based inventorying and safeguarding activities for ICH in Thailand. She provides inputs for ICH-related policy development at Thai local and national panels. In the past, she worked full time at the Culture Unit, UNESCO Bangkok on projects related to the tangible and intangible cultural heritage management and networking for sustainable development. Some of the highlight projects include the integration of ICH in education for sustainable development in Uzbekistan, Pakistan, Viet Nam, and Palau; surveying the tertiary education institutions for ICH network in the Asia-Pacific Region; and the development of Cultural Heritage Specialist Guides for the Historic Town of Sukhothai and Associated Historic Towns World Heritage Site. Linina conducted the community-based research on Salak Yom Festival in Thailand through a research grant from the Ministry of Culture of Thailand. She is a lecturer and an online content contributor at Chulalongkorn University for the Master of Arts in Cultural Management on cultural policy course and the interdisciplinary course of cross-cultural management. Linina co-founded and has been co-hosting the Thai edutaining podcast program called WiTcast. She is also a researcher at the Thailand Research Fund, focusing on using multimedia in raising awareness amongst the public for community-based research.
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