Felicity Young

Felicity Young is an independent health and development consultant with more than 30 years of experience in domestic and global health. She has specialised in HIV and sexual and reproductive health with a focus on human rights, policy, advocacy and community systems strengthening. In early 2020, she became a member of the Technical Review Panel and then one of the Human Rights and Gender Focal Points for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.  She served as AFAO’s  Executive Director from 1992 to 1995.  After leaving Australia in 1995, Felicity spent the next 20 years living and working in Indonesia, South Africa, Cambodia, Thailand and the USA, along with providing short-term HIV technical assistance in many countries in Asia and Africa. During this time, she developed a unique understanding of “what it takes” to successfully implement HIV programs in diverse cultural contexts.  She has significant senior leadership and management experience in program design as well as monitoring and evaluation. Felicity has extensive first-hand experience working with the civil society and key population-led HIV sectors both in Australia and internationally. She oversaw HIV grant programs and provided technical assistance with advocacy, organizational development and sustainability planning.  Felicity brings a strong personal commitment to sustainable development, social justice, human rights, diversity inclusion and gender equity.