The Global Fund Advocates Network Asia-Pacific (GFAN AP) is hosted by APCASO, and its Secretariat Staff operate remotely through guidance, advice and oversight from its Steering Committee.
Regional Coordinator, Singapore
Rachel Ong has been the Regional Coordinator of GFAN Asia-Pacific since 2016, and currently serves as a co-facilitator of the C20 GHWG and member of the C20 Steering Committee. She was formerly the Constituency Focal Point of the Communities Delegation from 2009 to 2020 and has occupied various governance and leadership positions of Global Fund processes and mechanisms. She is from Singapore and has worked across the Asia-Pacific region since 1999 on youth and gender advocacy and has held various leadership and governance positions in regional and global community/civil society organisations and international institutions. She was based in Beijing, China from 2004 – 2008 as Project Manager of Positive Art Workshop. Rachel holds a double Business Degree in Marketing and Media Management from Edith Cowan University, Australia and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy of the National University of Singapore.
Based in Singapore
Advocacy, Programmes and Coordination Officer
Niluka Perera started his engagements in SRHR advocacy in 2010, as a youth activist and has served as the Regional Coordinator of Youth Voices Count (YVC), a regional network of Young LGBT people in Asia Pacific. Niluka was a member of the Community, Rights and Gender Advisory Group of the Global Fund, and supported the formation of the Global Fund Youth Council which advises the Executive Director of the Global Fund.
He holds a Masters’ Degree in Human Rights and Democratization from the University of Mahidol, Thailand and University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Based in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Communications and Media Officer
Anukriti Singh is a curious and creative person usually filled with questions and ideas. She is passionate about human rights, public health, and gender equality. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Delhi University and is currently pursuing Master’s in the same.
She has prior experience in social media and online campaigning, viral marketing, graphic design, video editing, website management, blog writing, IEC development, illustrating, online and print branding, promotions, and reporting.
Anukriti has previously worked as a freelance journalist for South Asian Insider, a New York-based weekly after which she worked at Evidence Action, India, then CREA on issues such as SRHR, gender rights, disability justice, feminist leadership and sex workers rights.
Based in New Delhi, India.