Monin holds a Master’s in International Development from Nagoya University, Japan, and a Master’s in Development Studies from the Royal University of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. He is involved in various projects relating to water management, climate change adaptation, environmental impact assessment, and gender and hydropower dam development. He takes a lead in developing research proposals, designing research framework, developing survey questionnaires for primary data collection, and data analysis. He also supervises fieldwork activities, research surveys and data collection, and writes up research reports. Furthermore, he coordinates unit operations, liaises with research partners and counterparts, and organises study tours and regional, national and provincial dissemination workshops and conferences. Planning the annual work plan and budget is part of his regular work.