Gaj Gurung is the Research and Policy Analyst for the Sustainable Financing Team at Harm Reduction International (HRI).
Gaj has a wealth of experience working with young people, adolescents and key population programming in the context of the HIV response as well as in gender equality at national, regional (Asia and the Pacific) and the global level. He brings expertise and experience on the Global Fund both as a recipient of funding and a member of the Developing Country NGO Delegation to the Global Fund Board.
Prior to joining HRI, Gaj was the Regional Coordinator of Youth LEAD, the largest network of Young Key Populations (YKPs) in Asia and the Pacific, representing youth and key populations in many high-level delegations and international platforms.
Gaj has a Master’s degree in development studies and a PhD in Public Health from Chulalongkorn University, focusing on the effectiveness of Nepal’s National Health Insurance program in reducing out-of-pocket health expenses.