Naz Foundation India
About the Organisation
(India) Trust was founded in 1994 and is committed to raising
awareness to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS and providing
support to those affected by it, with sensitivity and
confidentiality. Subsequently, programmes like the Women’s
Sexual Health Program, 1995, CSS (Care and Support Services -
1996), TICU (Trucker’s Intervention Co-ordination Unit -
1999) - a clinical intervention to control STDs and bring
about behaviour change to check the spread of HIV, Research
and the Care Home, 2001, were introduced. With the HIV
epidemic in India having entered its second phase, shifting
the emphasis from HIV education and prevention to Care and
Support for people living with HIV/AIDS became essential.
The Naz Foundation Board
- The NAZ foundation Board
comprises individuals who share a common belief in the
- While skills and expertise
have been an important consideration, its been equally
important to ensure that there is unconditional faith in the
vision and the mission of the organisation.
- Demonstrated professional and
personal integrity has been a non-negotiable criterion in
selecting Board members given the nature of Naz’s work and
sphere of influence.
- Board members are expected to
maintain very high standards of confidentiality whilst being
transparent and accountable on behalf of the organisation.
Therefore there is ample discussion on this aspect with any
potential Board member being considered.
- There is an articulated
discussion on individual responsibilities and expectations
- Attitudes towards sexuality
and a gender balance are also important criteria that are
considered in selecting Board members.
- The Board involves itself in
specific programme aspects only at the request of the CEO ,
yet is proactive in supporting the organisation and its
- Board member engagement
happens largely by encouraging them to visit programmes and
activities of the organisation.
- Communication is optimal and
mostly restricted to important developments within the
organisation. All other discussions are conducted at Board
- It has been important to not
‘burden’ Board members with ‘too much information’.
- Board members are also
encouraged to contribute financially to the organisation
because this instills a greater sense of ownership among
them towards the organisation.
- There is a conflict of
Interest policy and no Board member receives any financial
benefit from the organisation.
- Staff ‘s access to Board
members is only through the CEO.
(India) may be contacted at
of Kailash, New Delhi – 110049 Delhi, INDIA Tel:
91 11 26567049