Dr. Barun Gurung is an ecological anthropologist with over 25 years of global experience in international development as a researcher and program coordinator for Participatory Research and Gender Analysis Program of the CGIAR and as a grassroots organizer for community development with ethnic groups in the Himalayan region. He has worked as a Team Leader for an ADB-supported project on gender mainstreaming in the agriculture and forestry sector of Lao PDR and Gender Expert and Institutional Development Expert for an ADB project on gender and climate mitigation. He is a WOCAN Core Associate and Lead Trainer for gender analysis and planning, gender mainstreaming and organizational change, and women’s leadership. Barun has been engaged in the development and application of the W+ methodologies and Program Guide for monitoring and baseline assessment within pilot projects. He has extensive experience on action research and has published on gender mainstreaming , social inclusion, rural innovations in agriculture and environment institutions; and mainstreaming gender in value chain assessments/development. Countries/regions of work experience include: Lao PDR, China, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Nepal, India, Bhutan, East and Central African Region, West Africa and Colombia.