Thanend Zaetern joined Swisscontact in March 2019. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Planning and Design at National University of Laos (NUoL). Currently, she works with the Waste to Value (W2V) Project in Vientiane Capital for Swisscontact. Previously, Thanend worked at her alma matter to support feasibility studies & master plans for district and provincial development. Thanend also worked for the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) as a Junior Program Officer (JPO).