The Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+) is pleased to announce the outcome of the selection of three new members of the GNP+ Board: Friedel Dausab, Valeriia Rachynska and Jeffry Acaba. We welcome them to the Board and thank them for their willingness to serve on this important body. The Board’s role is to ensure that GNP+ establishes and holds the trust of the community by being clear in its mission, prudent and ethical in its activities, and accountable for its actions. GNP+ welcomes the new board members in performing their governance duties including in continue evolving GNP+ governance and operations to ensure that it continue raising the voice of people living with HIV globally.
Valeriia Rachynska, from Ukraine, is head of the regional policy team of the All-Ukrainian Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS and also a member of the coordination council. Valeriia’s is highly skilled in advocacy, representation, human rights, governance, management, and fundraising. She also has specific expertise in negotiations, at both high level, government and international forums, as well as at the ground level, and also in conflict areas.
Friedel Dausab from Namibia is the Director of Out-Right Namibia, an LGBTI advocacy organisation. Friedel is highly experienced in the spheres of governance, management and operationalizing ground level programmes. He has also had prior experience with fundraising, and fund management, having managed large Global Fund Grants. He also has experience at high level negotiations, grant writing, and formulation of strategies and policies.
Jeffry Acaba, from Philippines, has 13 years of experience in health policy advocacy, community mobilization and organizing, mixed-method research, programme design and management, and training design and facilitation. His areas of expertise is in HIV, TB, SRHE and LGBT issues. He is currently a member of the World Health Organisation Civil Society Task Force on TB as well as working as a Programme Officer at APCASO. He has previously been on the Panel for Communities and CS advisory to the 2018 HLM on TB, he has been part of the NGO Delegation to the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board.
We wish Valeriia, Friedel and Jeffry all the best for their two-year term and look forward to working with them.