2014 Asia Foundation Development Fellow

Mr. Badruun Gardi is executive director of the Zorig Foundation. He was previously the Foundation’s Scholarship Programs Coordinator. Since its establishment in 1998, the Zorig Foundation has aimed to identify and address some of the most pressing issues of democratic governance facing Mongolia. Badruun is passionate about working on developmental issues facing Mongolia at this crucial time and has devoted his professional career to ensuring that Mongolia has the best possible chance for success. Badruun has a keen interest in issues of urbanization and has been an adjunct fellow at the Urban Community Research Center for Asia at the Kwansei Gakuin University in Japan. Badruun is also an advocate for education reform, leading numerous youth focused education and leadership programs through the Zorig Foundation. Badruun is a graduate of Stanford University, where he studied Psychology and Communication.