Kimberly Junmookda

Former Program Associate

Kimberly Junmookda joined The Rockefeller Foundation in 2013. As a program associate, she managed relationships with current and prospective grantees throughout the grantmaking process, coordinated work with partners, and conducted research in support of the strategic development and execution of initiatives. Ms. Junmookda worked on the Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network (ACCCRN) and the Global Resilience Partnership initiatives, and coordinated the Asia Philanthropic Sector work, which seeks to encourage greater philanthropic activity in the region.

Prior to joining the Foundation, Ms. Junmookda was a program assistant and consultant at the UNESCO Regional Office in Bangkok, Thailand, working to expand access to basic education. She also worked as a program officer for the Institute of International Education where she coordinated the education and training aspects of HARVEST, a project to build agricultural capacity and improve food security in rural Cambodia. She was a Fulbright Scholar in Morocco.

Ms. Junmookda received a bachelor’s in International Business and French from the University of Redlands and a master’s in International Education Administration and Policy Analysis from Stanford University.

Authored Content

  • May 04 2015
    Blog Post Exploring Innovative Solutions to Resilience Building SHARE THIS Global Resilience Challenge finalists meet in Nairobi and Bangkok to surface innovative solutions to complex challenges. SHARE THIS “No one has all the answers.” Resilience experts rely on “coopetition” to define pathways to impact. SHARE THIS Regional resilience workshops shift the Global Resilience Partnership “from a conceptual framework into reality.”   Driven by the belief that some of the […] Hunter Goldman, Kimberly Junmookda
  • Mar 23 2015
    Blog Post Are We Resilient Yet? UCCR Investments Paying Off The Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network (ACCCRN) initiative over the past eight years has worked to strengthen urban climate change resilience through testing new approaches, building capacity and engaging with an initial core group of ten cities in India, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam to implement resilience building interventions. The initiative […] Cristina Rumbaitis Del Rio, Kimberly Junmookda, Phiradol Koopthavonrerk
  • Mar 16 2015
    Blog Post Cities Must Plan for Climate Disasters: 5 Considerations for Sendai   Key Takeaways: SHARE THIS The UN Disaster Risk Reduction Conference is meeting in Sendai, marking 20 years since the $100 billion Kobe earthquake. SHARE THIS With ~3/4 of a nation’s GDP coming from urban areas, resilient cities are critical to economic well-being. SHARE THIS 53% of Asia’s population now lives in cities, making urban […] Anna Brown, Jim Jarvie, Kimberly Junmookda
  • Mar 09 2015
    Blog Post Semarang Prepares: The Anatomy of a Flood Simulation In 2010, a flash flood ravaged the Indonesian city of Semarang, situated on the island of Java—the destruction included six deaths and over 100 injuries in the surrounding area. A vulnerability assessment conducted by Mercy Corps in 2011 indicated that flooding in ensuing years would only intensify, and that public resources would not be sufficient […] Kimberly Junmookda
  • Feb 20 2015
    Blog Post Building a Resilience Network in Asia Last week, the Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network (ACCCRN) was officially launched at the Resilient Cities Asia-Pacific Conference in Bangkok. Created in 2008, this Rockefeller Foundation-supported initiative has focused on building capacity, connecting practitioners, and providing a platform for sharing knowledge and advancing common agendas around climate change resilience. Initially operating in India, Indonesia, Thailand and […] Kimberly Junmookda