" As the Executive Director I am responsible for the overall development, leadership and management of GNDR. I serve as the head of GNDR's Secretariat (the global hub office in London and regional hub offices in Africa, Asia and Latin America) and lead the implementation and continuous development of GNDR’s strategy, in close consultation with the Board, Secretariat staff, members, partners and supporters."
Bijay has a long track record in humanitarian and development work, particularly in DRR. He has considerable expertise in leading and managing civil society organisations and networks, gained through hands-on experience working in Africa, Europe, South Asia & South East Asia.
Bijay is a strong advocate of shifting power from the international system to community led capacities, preparedness and response facilitated by the local organisations. He is also a passionate promoter of Human Rights and ‘people power’, both in policy advocacy and implementation.
Mr Kumar took the position officially on September 4th, 2018.
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