Khuat Thi Hai Oanh is Founder and Executive Director of the Center for Supporting Community Development Initiatives (SCDI), an NGO that improves the quality of life for the most marginalized populations in Vietnam through community empowerment and policy advocacy. Under her leadership, SCDI reaches out to and helps improve the social and economic well-being of thousands of sex workers, drug users, people living with HIV, marginalized children, and members of the LGTBQ community.
In her other capacity, Oanh is the Chair of the Council of Representative of APCASO - an Asia Pacific network of civil society organizations work to improve well-being of vulnerable populations. She was honored as a Young Global Leader in 2009 by the World Economic Forum. In 2017, she was listed among the 50 most-influential women by Forbes Vietnam.