About me

Khunapong “Khun” Khunaraksa is a speaker who lost all of his immediate family members before he turned 30 and has overcome adversity. He shares his unique life and work experience to inspire thousands of people. Professionally, Khun has dedicated his career to solve the world’s toughest sustainability issues. He was recently selected as a 2022 Global Australian Sustainability Award Finalist. He also was recognized as the first Community & Advocacy Winner of the 40 Under 40 Asian-Australian Awards.

Examples of speaking topics:

– Sustainability
– Leadership
– Storytelling

Previous speaking experience

Sustainability Talks:

– How to build new sustainability ventures, organised by Pichaung Institute, Myanmar
– One size doesn’t fit all: Water accessibility and sustainability at the The Planet We Live On Summit, organized by UTS BUILD
– The Promises of a Blue Economy: Insights from research, development and ocean thought leaders, organized by Impact Investment Summit Asia Pacific
– Asia Sustainability Conference: Clean water: Investing in Asia’s next challenge, organized by South China Morning Post
– Alternative Source of Finance, Cambodia-Australia Online Urban Water Policy Forum, organized by Australian Water Association
– ‘Water Innovation and Sustainability: One Size Does Not Fit All’, An online session by UTS BUILD
– ASEAN-Australia Young Leaders Forum – Panel Discussion: Building Regional Resilience to Disaster
– Social Impact Panel: Giving Back to the Balinese Community (Moderator)
– Water 101 + Water Consumption Activity
– 2017 World Water Week: Private Finances for Indonesian Rural Water Utilities, in collaboration with The World Bank
– 2016 Singapore International Water Week: Abstract Presentation

Leadership Talks:

– How listening to my mother is helping end plastic pollution in Thailand, organized by Kasetsart University, Thailand
– How growth mindset helped me overcome my life adversity, a Youth Leadership Conference by City of Sydney
– NextGen Program: Career Trajectory Panel, organized by Advance.org

Storytelling Talks:

– How to tell your mom and dad about your startup during dinner, 2021 FFWD a virtual pre-incubator program by Haymarket HQ
– Podcast Interview: How the 40U40 Award event transformed my life by Raw Storytelling
– What if it was possible to achieve something beyond your imagination, the World’s first 24-hour True Storytelling Festival, organized by Replay Storytelling
– How to best communicate your idea when you lack credibility?, 2020 FFWD HUB a pre-incubator program by Haymarket HQ
– Open Space: An Online Storytelling Showcase
– Bodies of Stories: Virtual Storytelling Event
– ‘Telling Your Story’ Webinar, Asialink Business and Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)
– Nail Your Story Workshop
– Bali Immersion by Centre for Social Impact, UNSW and HUBUD (Mentor and Pitch Feedback)
– ASEAN-Australia Young Leaders Forum – Storytelling Workshop: Visit My City!
– Brand Yourself Through Storytelling
– F***up Nights Canggu Vol.1: Family Facts Set Me Free
– Storytelling Co-Speaking: How to Craft and Deliver a Good Story
– Story Slams

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