Hi, my name is Caitlin Chandler, and I am Director of the HIV Young Leaders Fund. Our mission is to enable new leadership in the HIV response among young people most affected by HIV. We’re committed to ensuring that young people are at the centre of the HIV response, and therefore fully involved in the policies and programmes that affect them.
The Fund supports organisations of people ages 30 years and younger seeking to make a difference in HIV and AIDS who are often excluded from or unreached by existing programmes, such as young sex workers, young men who have sex with men (MSM), young people who use injection drugs and young people living with HIV.
Today I’m pleased to take you on a tour of our small grants programme in Southeast Asia and the Pacific, which is designed to invest in young leaders and their coalitions in this region, while at the same time raising the visibility of their work and strengthening the sustainability of their initiatives.
Director, HIV Young Leaders Fund