Mandeep Dhaliwal is the Director of UNDP’s HIV, Health & Development Practice. Mandeep has over 20 years of experience working on HIV, health, human rights and evidence based policy and programming in low and middle income countries.
Mandeep joined UNDP in 2008 as the Cluster Leader: Human Rights, Gender and Sexual Diversities and was the architect and team leader for the Global Commission on HIV and the Law.
Prior to joining UNDP, she was a senior advisor to the Dutch Royal Tropical Institute’s Special Programme on HIV/AIDS. From 2000 – 2006, Mandeep worked for the International HIV/AIDS Alliance’s Policy, Research and Good Practice Team where she focused on issues of HIV care and treatment in developing countries.
From 1993 – 2000, she worked on HIV issues in India, including as the founding Coordinator of the Lawyers Collective HIV/AIDS Unit, a leading human rights organisation.