In his capacity of the EKPC Chairperson, Karen serves as a liaison between Board, Secretariat and Membership, as well as regional and national partners, KP communities and other stakeholders. He leads projects portfolio, manages activities, initiatives, oversees and develops key deliverables connecting dependencies across strategy, budget and operational plan.
Karen possess diploma of Master of Sciences from Yerevan State University and Doctor of Biology from Armenian National Academy of Sciences. Main topic of studies are immunology, virology and immunogenetic. He is the author of 17 scientific publications, including studies and research and 23 books and IEC.
From 2006 – 2016, he was the elected chair of “We For Civil Equality” community based NGO in Armenia working on HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and care among key population. Since 2011, he is the Executive Director of the South Caucasian HIV/AIDS Network. Karen attended more than 100 trainings and workshops, as well as special courses on: Diplomacy, Leadership Styles and Social changes (France, Paris – VI University), Non – Profit Organizations and Civil Society (USA, Brandeis University), Group dynamic (UK, Oxford University), etc.
With 16 years of experience in HIV/AIDS, Human Rights, Public Health and Gender, he used to serve as peer reviewer, expert, trainer and consultant for several institutions: amfAR, USAID, UNDP, WHO, UNAIDS, EQUITAS, EATG, GF, MSMGF, etc.
In 2014 – 2016, he was the Ombudsperson of EATG and from 2015 he is The Council of Europe SOGI Expert in the framework of the implementation of activities in the field of combating discrimination on grounds of SOGIE.
Karen is the UNAIDS Board member.
Chairperson, ARMENIAIn his capacity of the EKPC Chairperson, Karen serves as a liaison between Board, Secretariat and Membership, as well as regi ...
Ms. Ala IATCO has 18 years of work experience in the area of implementing HIV Prevention and Harm Reduction Programs in the Republic of Moldova. Since 2000, Ms. Iatco has been involved in the senior management of the Association “Youth for the Right to Life” from Balti. In 2007 she actively participated in the establishment of the Harm Reduction Network in the country known at present as the Union for HIV/AIDS Prevention and Harm Reduction in Moldova, holding the position of Union President. Ms. Iatco took part in the development of several manuals, guidelines and standards related to HIV Prevention Program work amongst the groups with high risk of infection in the Republic of Moldova. She pursued substantial activity aiming to advocate sustainability and durability of Harm Reduction Programs and to increase the State Budget support for these Programs. Ms. Iatco has got her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Assistance and Master’s Degree in Social Assistance and Public Health Management. Along with the activity unrolled in the associative sector, Ms. Iatco has gained a great deal of academic experience working as an Assistant Professor at the State University “Alecu Russo” from Balti Municipality. She was “Eastern European Regional Platform for Accelerated Action for Women, Girls and Transgender in HIV/AIDS Context” Project National Coordinator.
Board, MOLDOVAMs. Ala IATCO has 18 years of work experience in the area of implementing HIV Prevention and Harm Reduction Programs in the R ...
Medea Khmelidze also holds the position of National Programme Manager of the Global Fund’s regional project “Harm Reduction Works – Fund It!” within the Georgian Harm Reduction Network. The GHRN combines 26 NGOs in Georgia working on drug use issues.
Medea has been in the field of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights since 2007. She is also a member of ASTRA/ASTRA Youth, CEE Network working towards transforming gender power relations in society so that women, girls, men and boys can enjoy their sexual and reproductive rights, and are equal, free and live in dignity. She represents the Georgian Union of PLHIV-Real People Real Vision at ASTRA Network which she supports as an advocacy advisor. Through the network she has been working on women empowerment issues and advancing the sexual and reproductive rights in UN processes,
namely in post 2015 agenda.
She is having almost 7 years of experience in the research field directed at generating qualitative /quantitative data that determine and strengthen the access to medical and social services to Key Affected Population, as well as their capacity to claim their sexual and reproductive rights in the EECA
region; contributing to improving and innovating SRHR policies and practices, with a special focus on empowering women, youth and key populations. She was “Eastern European Regional Platform for Accelerated Action for Women, Girls and Transgender in HIV/AIDS Context” Project National coordinator.
Board, GEORGIAMedea Khmelidze also holds the position of National Programme Manager of the Global Fund’s regional project “Harm Reduction W ...
Pavel has a M.Sc. degree in Public Policy and Management. He has more than 15-year programme management experience in HIV/AIDS, human rights and key populations, in the region of Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA).
Before joining EKPC, Pavel was acting as an independent consultant on Human Rights and Sustainable Development, as well as strategic analysis and strengthening the role of civil society in changing political, economic and social context of the region. Earlier, in 2009-2016, Pavel was working for NGO sector running a number of large projects on HIV/AIDS prevention and care among key populations supported by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, European Commission, private foundations and other recognized donors.
Pavel takes responsibility for the management of the EKPC project portfolio including planning and implementation of the project activities, regular communications with different partners, monitoring and evaluation, contributing to reporting to the EKHN Board and donors.
Projects Manager, RUSSIAPavel has a M.Sc. degree in Public Policy and Management. He has more than 15-year programme management experience in HIV/AID ...
Anahit possesses a Master’s degree in auditing. Her profession experience in auditing has started since 2013. She has practiced as an external auditor and made the financial statements produced in accordance to IFRS’s in companies operating in different industries: finance, constructions, communication, retail and charity etc.
In parallel of the Auditor career, Anahit has worked as an accountant for 7 years and has a strong knowledge and practical competences of taxation legislation of VAT, CIT, and Payroll Tax also has strong math skills, calculations, data analyzing, spreadsheets, general ledger applications, cost accounting and fraud prevention.
Since 2017 she is working in Key Populations based NGO sector where she is responsible for financial reporting and budgeting process, accounting, reporting to tax authorities, analyzing expenses to assist in budget planning. During her career she received additional education in economics and international relationships enhancing her professional activities.