The Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+) is thrilled to announce the appointment of Alexandra Volgina (Sasha) as the GNP+ Community, Networks, and Partnerships Manager starting February 1, 2024. Sasha will be responsible for growing and strengthening our relationships, collaborations, and engagement with communities of people living with HIV, the Key Populations networks, our peers, and fellow activists as well as partners in the HIV response and movement.
This role reflects GNP+’s commitment to our values to strengthen inclusive and accountable community leadership that actively fosters our vibrant participation and powerful voice in shaping the HIV response. Unified advocacy and strong leadership by people living with HIV are essential for achieving the goal of Ending AIDS and sustaining an equitable HIV response beyond 2030. Such work is ever more important in a context of growing threats from anti-rights movements, shrinking civic space, the impact of climate change and increasing inequalities globally.
Sasha has over 20 years of dedicated service to the People Living with HIV (PLHIV) community and has extensive experience in representing PLHIV in global and regional decision-making platforms, including the NGO Delegation to the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board, Communities Delegations of the Global Fund for AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, communities delegation to the UNITAID board and member of the Medicines Patent Pool. In the past two years, she has also led GNP+ engagement and support to PLHIV networks in Ukraine.
“Sasha’s dedication and wealth of experience make her an invaluable asset to our organisation. At GNP+, we look forward to growing and strengthening our engagement and accountability to our peers, networks and partners and Sasha is the best person to help us get this done. We are excited for the opportunities ahead.” – GNP+ Co-Executive Director, Florence Riako Anam.
Join us all in welcoming Sasha to this role!