Director, Health and International Development


Binaya Chalise 

Masters of Public Health, (La Trobe University,  Australia), Bachelor of Public Health  (Nepal Institute of Health Sciences)  Proficiency Certificate in General Medicine (Nepal Institute of Health Sciences)

Binaya Chalise works as a Research Associate at the Nepal Health Research Council and is a Scientific Committee member of the National Summit of Health and Population Scientists in Nepal. At the Nepal Health Research Council, he undertakes extensive collaboration with researchers on conducting systematic reviews in the Council’s priority areas to facilitate the translation of clinical evidence into policy and clinical practice in Nepal. He is working with the Ministry of Health to develop National Health Account of Nepal.

With broad experience, leading the development and implementation of public health programs, Binaya Chalise has a decade-long career in public health research and clinical practise. His experience in clinical medicine and public health has involved extensive travel across Nepal and to Australia, involving experience of coordinating public health research and international operations across varied and multi-cultures in both developed and developing nations.

He has undertaken extensive research on health care policies and procedures to analyze clinical and cost effectiveness evidence and to recommend appropriate remedial action. Whist working at the Nepal Health Sector Support Program, he travelled throughout Nepal to locations severely impacted by the 2015 earthquake, to analyze health delivery practices and to implement recovery strategies based on the disaster management, economic and clinical evidence assessed from a stock take assessment.

Binaya is a recipient of the Australia Award Scholarship in 2013 from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and completed his Master’s of Public Health from the La Trobe University. The Award provides potential leaders from developing countries an opportunity for postgraduate study at Australian Universitiesprofe ssional development and leadership training.

For the Masters program in Australia, he utilized qualitative approaches to explore possibilities of inter-sectoral collaboration for the promotion of urban health in Kathmandu. Binaya has cultivated solid relationships with influential leaders and policymakers in Australia, which included networking with influential people in Australian Government and industry organization during the Australia Award Leadership Program Organized by the DFAT. He is a board member of the Swatantrata Abhiyan Nepal – a think tank for public policy dialog in Nepal. He is a member of Australian Disability and Development Consortium, the La Trobe chapter of Golden Key Honours Society and the Australia Global Alumni

Given Binaya’s extensive experience across nations it is envisaged that he can provide excellent contributions into the work of GENI’s current priority areas, including clinical guidelines and policy work in the Asia Pacific and Africa in addition to disease specific research. He has academic training health eonomics and epidemiology which will further assist this work.