Bijay leads the secretariat and represents the secretariat on the global board. He has a long track record in humanitarian and development work, particularly in DRR. He has considerable expertise in leading and managing civil society organisations and networks, gained through hands-on experience working in Africa, Europe, South Asia & South East Asia.
Bijay is a strong advocate of shifting power from the international system to community-led capacities, preparedness and response facilitated by local organisations. He is also a passionate promoter of human rights and people power, both in policy advocacy and implementation. Bijay joined the secretariat in September 2018.