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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Chamindra Weerawardhana [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="15px"][qodef_elements_holder number_of_columns="two-columns" items_float_left="yes"][qodef_elements_holder_item][vc_single_image image="7450" img_size="full"][/qodef_elements_holder_item][qodef_elements_holder_item][vc_column_text]A Sri Lankan national, Chamindra is a political analyst, educator and international consultant, with experience in political lobbying, public policy, gender justice advocacy, academic research and university teaching. Her discipline is International Relations, and her work has appeared in international peer-reviewed publications and in media outlets in several countries. Her first book, Decolonising Peacebuilding: Managing Conflict from Northern Ireland to Sri Lanka and Beyond, was published in autumn 2018. She is an advisor to...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Wannapong (Nhuun) Yodmuang, Programme Officer [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="15px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="7039" img_size="large"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]Wannapong (Nhuun) Yodmuang received her law degree from Thammasat University. She used to work as the Human Rights Researcher at Manushya Foundation as well as the National Consultant for the United Nations Development Programme’s “Being LGBTI in Asia” where she conducted several research projects that aimed to assess the effectiveness of Thai laws and policies and its compliance with International Human Rights Standards. The research projects were related to particular issues such as legal gender recognition and...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Apimon Nitipisanon, Finance & Admin Manager [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="15px"][qodef_elements_holder number_of_columns="two-columns" items_float_left="yes"][qodef_elements_holder_item][vc_single_image image="6605" img_size="full"][/qodef_elements_holder_item][qodef_elements_holder_item][vc_column_text]As Finance and Admin Manager, Apimon oversees the financial, executing the organisation's compliance and HR management and provides strategic analyses for the executive team on the organisational finances and programmes. Apimon received an MBA in Finance and has experience working with remote teams and International NGOs in support of Humanitarian Aid for over 10 years.[/vc_column_text][/qodef_elements_holder_item][/qodef_elements_holder][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] Our Secretariat [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] [wcp-carousel id="5767"] [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Raine Cortes, Project Manager [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="15px"][qodef_elements_holder number_of_columns="two-columns" items_float_left="yes"][qodef_elements_holder_item][vc_single_image image="6608" img_size="full"][/qodef_elements_holder_item][qodef_elements_holder_item][vc_column_text]As APTN's Project Manager, Ms. Raine Cortes is responsible for the implementation of the Pacific project and coordinates all activities, providing monitoring and supporting the executive team, and coordinating partners, donor relations and reporting. She has a Master's Degree in Health Social Sciences from De La Salle University in Manila. She used to work as Regional Program Manager and Trans Program Specialist for the Islands of Southeast Asia Network on Male and...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Sansanee Kongou-Jan, Administrative and Finance Assistant [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="15px"][qodef_elements_holder number_of_columns="two-columns" items_float_left="yes"][qodef_elements_holder_item][vc_single_image image="5839" img_size="full"][/qodef_elements_holder_item][qodef_elements_holder_item][vc_column_text]As APTN’s Administrative and Finance Assistant, Provide support to APTN and its staff on administrative and financial duties. Sansanee has worked with 2 NGOs as a Project Finance Coordinator at PATH Thailand and Project Coordinator at Learning and Empowerment Institute, Local Development Foundation. And previously worked as Financial Officer at Prakotkarndee, a television production company.[/vc_column_text][/qodef_elements_holder_item][/qodef_elements_holder][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] Our Secretariat [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] [wcp-carousel id="5767"] [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Joe Wong, Executive Director [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="15px"][qodef_elements_holder number_of_columns="two-columns" items_float_left="yes"][qodef_elements_holder_item][vc_single_image image="5850" img_size="full"][/qodef_elements_holder_item][qodef_elements_holder_item][vc_column_text]As APTN's Executive Director, Joe Wong oversees the institution and programme development of the network; resource mobilisation, communications and media, establishing partnership and collaboration with international, regional and national partners, and policy development. He has prior experience in working with NGOs, CBOs and UN agencies. He was previously a board member of APTN.[/vc_column_text][/qodef_elements_holder_item][/qodef_elements_holder][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] Our Secretariat [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] [wcp-carousel id="5767"] [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Thitiyanun Doy Nakpor [Thailand] [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="15px"][qodef_elements_holder number_of_columns="two-columns" items_float_left="yes"][qodef_elements_holder_item][vc_single_image image="5851" img_size="full"][/qodef_elements_holder_item][qodef_elements_holder_item][vc_column_text]Doy is a Thai transgender woman activist, who has over 15 year experience in trans advocacy. After her university graduation, Doy joined M Plus organization in Chiang Mai as Transgender woman activists, focusing on health and sexual health, HIV and AIDS. Currently she hold the position of the Director of SISTERS Foundation in Pattaya, which is the only transgender community-led organization in Thailand working on transgender health and other issues. Doy aims to...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Mitch Yusof [Malaysia] [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="15px"][qodef_elements_holder number_of_columns="two-columns" items_float_left="yes"][qodef_elements_holder_item][vc_single_image image="5497" img_size="full"][/qodef_elements_holder_item][qodef_elements_holder_item][vc_column_text]Mitch Yusof has over 20 years of social service volunteer experience and 9 years of social service working experience in HIV prevention, care & support with trans communities. In 2014, he co-founded SEED, the first trans-led community based non-profit organization in Malaysia. Working closely with the transgender community in addressing their issues, needs and concerns by providing capacity and skills building and information, advocate on the diverse spectrum under the transgender community and...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Hua Boonyapisomparn [Thailand/ USA] [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="15px"][qodef_elements_holder number_of_columns="two-columns" items_float_left="yes"][qodef_elements_holder_item][vc_single_image image="5496" img_size="full"][/qodef_elements_holder_item][qodef_elements_holder_item][vc_column_text]Hua as people know her, is an experienced transgender activist and a transgender woman. She has worked with organizations and groups of all sizes – from local non-profit organizations to international organizations and networks. Particularly, she has been involved in the establishment of several transgender organizations - locally, nationally in Thailand, and internationally. This includes being the first transgender program supervisor of Sisters, a program under supervision of Population Services International (PSI Thailand),...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Phylesha Brown-Acton [New Zealand] [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="15px"][qodef_elements_holder number_of_columns="two-columns" items_float_left="yes"][qodef_elements_holder_item][vc_single_image image="5498" img_size="full"][/qodef_elements_holder_item][qodef_elements_holder_item][vc_column_text]Phylesha is a champion for the rights of sexual minority groups within the Pacific and Fakafifine of Niuean decent. She is also a volunteer for the Pacific Sexual Diversity Network (PSDN) and was instrumental in the set up of its secretariat, Phylesha previously has a background in the HIV/AIDS sector in regional, national and international roles, which is still an extension of her current advocacy and work. She is currently pursuing a...