Gaj is an emerging development practitioner from Nepal. In his young career, he has gained substantive experience and exposure working with young people, adolescents, key population programming in context of HIV response as well as in gender equality at national, regional (Asia and the Pacific) and the global level working with Developing Country NGO Delegation to the board of Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria.
Mr. Gurung has led and represented the voice of national and Asian youth and key populations in many high-level delegations and international platforms. As a recent postgraduate student, Gaj boasts a Master’s degree in development studies with distinction. This youth activist is a technical expert with skills in conceptualising, designing, planning, implementing and monitoring human development programs, including in the area of social development.
Gaj is a staunch believer that social, ecological and economic development should complement each other to gain sustainable development. Undoubtedly, he has proven is committed to the cause of human development and empowerment. “The combination of local knowledge from local community and professional expertise and knowledge can yield best synthesis for development.”
COUNTRY: THAILAND and NEPAL