February 2, 2015

IGLYO welcomes its new Capacity Building Officer


Tudor Kovacs has started as IGLYO’s new Capacity Building Officer. Tudor’s career has been focused on education, empowerment and the rights and the health of the LGBTQI community. Up until the end of 2014, he has been in charge with the operations of ECOM – Eurasian Coalition on Male Health, working in advocacy and capacity building for MSM and Trans organizations in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Prior to this, he worked at Population Services International (PSI) in Romania, where he led the HIV prevention and support program for men who have sex with men (MSM). His main accomplishment there was to change a condom promotion program into a holistic approach built upon empowering local LGBTQI communities and fighting stigma and self-stigma. While working with the United States Peace Corps in Romania, Tudor Kovacs was one of the initiators of the Diversity training component for American volunteers, which enriched the existing Cultural adaptation training module. As the President of Romania’s LGBT rights organization Accept, Tudor Kovacs was part of the group of advocates that contributed to the repeal of Romania’s Criminal Code provision which condemned same-sex relations and gay “propaganda”. Tudor Kovacs is a gay public speaker and he has well-rounded experience ranging from direct design and implementation of interpersonal communication programs with MSM groups to community-building programming, training and designing training programs and formative and evaluative research.

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