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Executive Board Members

Abou Mere




Abou is the Regional Director of Kripa Foundation, an organization working on Drug use, HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Tuberculosis and is based in the North-Eastern part of India. He has more than two decades of working experience in the field of Drugs and HIV. Abou is the founding member of the Indian Drug Users’ Forum (IDUF) and has served as its President from 2012 till 2018. He still serves the IDUF as President for the current period 2020-22. IDUF got a legal identity under his leadership and got recognized as the National Drug Users’ Network in India.

Location - Nagaland, India  

Email - abou.mere@napud.org

Yasir Ali Khan

Vice Chairperson


Yasir is an activist working on substance use, Chem-Sex issues and voicing for the rights of PLHIV for more than 12 years. He has been implementing a large-scale support group to improve the dignity of PLHIV and People Who Use Drugs in Pakistan. Yasir holds a Master’s degree in Project Management and has vast experience working in Pakistan's social development sector.

Location - Lahore,Pakistan
Email - yasir.khan.umt@gmail.com

Johann Pancreatius C Nadela (Panki)

General Secretary


Panki is the Founder and Executive Director of IDUCARE, the only organisation in Cebu City, that caters to the various health needs of people who use drugs. Johann comes with 8 years of experience working as a Drug User Rights Advocate on access to Harm Reduction services and decriminalization of drug use in The Philippines since 2013.

Location - Cebu City, The Philippines

Email - johann.nadela@napud.org

Sonam Choenzom Sherpa





Women representative


Moch Endy Mulia Putra



Endy comes with 17 years of experience as a Harm Reduction activist. He is presently the National Coordinator of “PKNI” The national Drug Users’ Network in Indonesia. Endy is the founder member of Positive life Foundation in Palembang, South Sumatra, Indonesia founded in 2004. He is also the Founder and Chairman of Gempita Foundation in South Jakarta (from 2013 till date) and presently Treasurer at North Jakarta AIDS Commission (2010 till date).

Location - Jakarta, Indonesia

Email - endymoch@gmail.com

Jane Kasim

Executive Member


Jane works with the SEED Foundation, the first Trans-Led organization in Malaysia as Program Coordinator. She has over 20 years of experience in working with transgender woman and sex workers on HIV prevention, care and support. Jane has also been working on Human Rights issues for the last three years.

Location - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Email - syarianajane@gmail.com

Le Van Hong

Executive Member


Hong has been an active member in the Executive Board of the Vietnam network of people who use drugs (VNPUD). He has been working as a Community Leader of Hoa Nang Club for seven years in facilitating access to HIV prevention services to people who inject drugs (IDU) in Nghe An province in Vietnam.   



Location - Hanoi, Vietnam
Email -  hoanangnghiloc@gmail.com

Ujjwal Karmacharya




One of the prominent community leaders in the country, the General Secretary of Recovering Nepal, and the Chief Executive Officer of SPARSHA Nepal - an organization known for its one-stop model for HIV and Hepatitis services, and one of the organizations to initiate community-based ART Centre through NGO in 2005. His journey as a leader has been long in different roles and capacities. Hisexpertise lies in policy formulation and advocacy for People Who Use/Inject Drugs to promote their quality of life.He has been part of many National level Technical Working Groups including Harm Reduction.He has served as a general member as well as the Executive Committee Member in Country Coordination Mechanism (CCM) for Global Fund Grant Cycle 6 and 7 consecutively, striving for change to promote health and human rights in Nepal.

Email: ujjwal.karmacharya@gmail.com

Location - Kathmandu, Nepal

Prapat Sukkeaw (Yai)

Executive Member


Currently, the Chairperson of the Thai Network of People who Use Drugs (ThaiNPUD) comes with 12 years of working experience in project management, coordination, and healthcare service provision in Harm Reduction and HIV prevention, care, and treatment. He is from Chiang Mai province in Northern Thailand.



Location - Chiang Mai, Thailand  Email - bigyai54@gmail.com 

Shahed Ibne Obaed (Choton)

Executive Member


Choton is the Ex-President of the Network of People Who Use Drugs (NPUD) in Bangladesh. He comes with 20 years of Professional experience working in multi-sectoral developments and organizations including the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, Malaria (GFATM) programmes. Choton comes with specific skills on social mobility and advocacy to increase social tolerance, for creating a conducive environment for people who use drugs in Bangladesh.



Location - Dhaka, Bangladesh

Email - chotton007@yahoo.com

Mohammad Idris Azizi

Executive Member


Idris works as a leader of the PLHIV community with the Bridge Hope Health Organization (BHHO) which is the only community led organisation in Afghanistan that works with People who Use Drugs and other Key Affected Populations. Idris is currently volunteering as the CEO of Afghanistan Network of People Living with HIV (ANP+). Location Kabul, Afghanistan

Email - idrisazizi425@gmail.com