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Executive Director - Call for applications

Opening of applications: March 1st, 2020
Closing of applications: March 31st, 2020

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter and resume by email to: The Recruitment Committee at this address:
Please include “ISUH Executive Director” in the email subject line.


Ms Joyati Das - Program Director (HCA)

The Botnar Healthy Cities for Adolescents Program

Ms Joyati Das is the Program Director appointed for the BOTNAR Healthy Cities for Adolescents Program. She is a senior international development professional, thought leader and human rights advocate with specialization in child rights and urbanisation issues. Holding master degrees in Sociology and Communications, Joyati brings more than 20 years of experience in humanitarian response and multi-regional development program management, generating evidence to strengthen urban practice, development theory and research, strategy and policy. Her area of interest and research includes issues such as migration, mobility, conflict and climate refugees, governance, security of tenure and public space, secondary cities, education, protection, health and well-being that links to liveability.

Joyati is the elected co-chair of General Assembly of Partners (GAP), a stakeholder engagement platform set up to promote SDGs and the New Urban Agenda. Having served on several UN platforms representing young people’s issues for Habitat III, she has contributed to several media and journal articles promoting social justice, equity and the rights of young people. For more information, please visit


Jo Ivey Boufford, MD (Past President)

Clinical Professor of Global Public Health, College of Global Public Health, New York University, United States of America


Gina Gonzales, MPH

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