AIDS Strategy Advocacy & Policy, 2010-2015

Founder & Director of this global community-based consultancy

In 2010 I established and lead a new community-based consultancy with offices in the UK and South Africa. It is now run by two of the early consultants from South Africa and Vietnam. From 2010 I brought on over 30 highly skilled associates from Africa, Asia, Europe and the US – most of them living with HIV or directly affected by the epidemic. Together we worked across a broad range of projects, selected to impact the quality of sustainable work at country level, and focused on AIDS, TB, malaria, maternal and child health, sexual and reproductive health, gender-based violence, gender equality; and working with a broad range of clients (multilaterals, governments, civil society and private sectors).

Working with sex worker groups affiliated with NSWP, the global Network of Sex Worker Projects in Siem Reap, Cambodia, 2014

Major projects include:

  • Resource mobilization (eg PMNCH, for Global Fund, including Communities Delegation);
  • Research and evaluations (Standard Chartered Bank, The Lancet-UNAIDS Post-2015 Commission, MSF, UNAIDS, UN Women);
  • Strategic planning (eg UNICEF-WHO PMTCT IATT, mothers2mothers, MTV);
  • Design of new entities (Robert Carr civil society Network Fund, Women4GlobalFund).

Facilitating a meeting of the Global Fund Communities Delegation, Buenos Aires, 2011