Ms. Manju Chatani, AVAC

Ms. Manju Chatani, AVAC

Director of Partnerships Capacity & Strengthening at AVAC

Director of Partnerships Capacity & Strengthening at AVAC

Manju joined AVAC in 2009 as Senior Program Manager focusing on partnership management and capacity strengthening. Currently, she oversees AVAC’s Advocacy Fellows Program, coordinates activities in building civil society capacity and preparedness for microbicides introduction and other interventions that could be important to women’s HIV prevention, and is also AVAC’s liaison to several partner groups and collaborative projects. She was on the AVAC Board prior to joining the staff. Manju co-founded the African Microbicides Advocacy Group in 2003 which she coordinated till 2008. Prior to that, she worked with Health & Development Networks, an organization she co-founded, facilitating information-sharing amongst the international civil society involved in AIDS work. She has worked as community mobilizer in Ghana, program manager in South Africa and Thailand, networking manager in Switzerland and an HIV case manager in Hawaii. Her work has been published in several peer-reviewed journals and she has a Master’s degree in Public Health.