Dr. Suchi Gaur


Director- Global Engagement and Impact World YWCA, Geneva, World YWCA

Dr. Suchi Gaur has more than a decade of experience in the social sector, working at the confluence of gender, health and technology in the non-profit, startup, and research sectors. She aims to bridge the gaps of access and delivery, advocating for rights-based policies. Currently, she is working with the World YWCA as the Director for Global Engagement and Impact at Geneva, Switzerland where she leads the mission impact work of the World YWCA through programmes, communications, engagement and advocacy. She has been leading key tools of World YWCA including the Safe Spaces Guide, the Feminist Consultation Methodology and the RiseUp! Young Women Leadership Guide. She leads multi-million dollar grants with different variety of donors including the Government of Australia, the World Health Organisation, and Christian Aid, to name a few.

She is currently a member of a number of expert advisory groups including the UNESCO-UNFPA Comprehensive Sexuality Education Partnership Forum; World Health Organisation’s Expert Review Group on UHC-LSP; Member of the International gender community of practice of ACT Alliance; Global Advisor at World Pulse and Advisor for Apprentice Hub 2022 at Girl Up India. Suchi has been recently recognized as the 50 Gender Mentors on Gender Equality for Youth Leaders by NGO-CSW Forum.

Previously, she worked as the Communication Specialist for Project HOPE, spearheading their communications work in the South-East Asia region. She has also been a volunteer trainer with the US Department of State’s TechCamp Initiative. Over the years, she has developed expertise in behavior change in public health communication and gender. A gold medalist for her Ph.D. work in Development Communication from Lady Irwin College, University of Delhi, she studied the tool of community radio and its linkages to policy, gender and participation in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and United States. She was awarded the prestigious Fulbright-Nehru Doctoral Research Grant in 2012-13 to study community communications at the New York University of United States. She has also worked as the Parliamentary Research Associate for a Member of Parliament in India where she guided his work for women & child development, health, and education along with a special focus on SGBV in his constituency. She has experience of working on polio eradication in India with UNICEF.