Plenary Speakers

Roberto Paulo
Mr. Roberto Paulo
Executive Director, LAMBDA
Plenary Topic: Implementing person centered Key population programming at scale.

Roberto Paulo is a Mozambican citizen, aged 42 years old. Currently, he is working as the Executive Director of LAMBDA – a non-profit Mozambican Association For Sexual Minorities, the unique Mozambican LGBTI organization, established in 2006. He has a degree in Psychology and Pedagogics and 22 years of experience in activism on HIV and Human Rights. He has been advocating for several years to guarantee the massification of ART (Anti-Retroviral Treatment) in Mozambique, and presently a member of CCM (Country Coordination Mechanism for the Global Fund) representing Key population.

His work at Lambda, includes leading several initiatives to guarantee and influence more inclusion in terms of country’s policies, laws and guidelines, as well as opportunities for equal treatment for LGBTI communities and Key Population as a whole.

Over the past 5 years, he has been conducting capacity building programs on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Expression (SOGIE) for government officers at different levels (i.e. police officers, secondary teachers, health providers, etc), and also officers from the USG (United States Government) agencies, Implementation Partners and other key stakeholders.

To date, he has been sitting as member of the Key Population Technical Working Group at The Ministry of Health, and also at the Key Population Technical Working Group at the National AIDS Council. Recently, he was nominated as a member of the Technical Council of Executive Secretariat of National AIDS Council.

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