Poonam Thapa, Associate

Poonam Thapa MannionDanielsPoonam is an Associate with MannionDaniels, based in Nepal.  She brings specialist knowledge in gender and social inclusion, violence against women’s issues, adolescent reproductive health, sexuality education and community health systems strengthening. She also has technical skills in change management, and in research and evaluation with programme development experience from 42 countries of Asia, Africa and Europe. Poonam recently supported MannionDaniels in Somalia, Pakistan and Nepal. A Fulbright Scholar, Poonam graduated with a PhD from Indiana University in Population Geography and Economic Development. She has held several long term positions: Associate Professor with Tribhuban University in Nepal; Advocacy Adviser and Programme Manager/Director with IPPF and Civil Society Consultant to the Ministry of Health in Turkey. Poonam also works closely with several global health donors on proposal reviews.