Venerable Dr.Phra Shakyavongsvisuddhi
Venerable Dr. Phra Anil Sakya was born in Nepal in the Buddha's clan of 'Sakya.' He was ordained as a Buddhist novice (Samanera) at the age of 14 in Nepal and got a higher ordination as a Bhikkhu in Thailand under the preceptorship of His Holiness Somdet Phra Nyanasamvara, the Supreme Patriarch of Thailand (1980).
He received B.A. in Sociology (Honors) from Mahamakut Buddhist University, Bangkok, and later was awarded a Ph.D. in Social Anthropology at Brunel University, Uxbridge, Middlesex, United Kingdom (2000). Throughout his study in the UK, he was awarded with the Royal Scholarship from His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand.
Due to his contributions on creating sustainable and greener society, in 2013, he was awarded with a medal of 'Legend of Planet,' one out of six in the world.
Currently, he is residing at the royal monastery of Wat Bovoranives Vihara, Bangkok, in the capacity of an Assistant Abbot.
Dr. Wiwat Salyakamthorn
President of Sufficiency Economy Institute and Agi-nature Foundation, Thailand
Assistant Professor Dr. Pichet Sowittayasakul
Dean, Faculty of Architecture, King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Thailand
Assistant Professor Dr. Monthon Kanmanee
Dean, Faculty of Agricultural Technology, King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Thailand