Regional Coordinators

Regional Coordinators

The International Advisory Board is a platform for Candlelight Coordinators to contribute to the leadership and strategic planning of the International AIDS Candlelight Memorial. The board members work closely with the Global Network of People living with HIV to create, develop and evaluate the program’s initiatives for HIV awareness and advocacy.

The Board consists of regional coordinators from 14 different regions. Regional coordinators serve voluntarily for two years as representatives of the Candlelight Memorial program in their regions. Specifically, regional coordinators help guide national coordinators in their (sub) region and build partnerships with regional networks.

National coordinators that have served for more as three years are eligible to apply to become a regional coordinator. If you have never served as a national coordinator, but are the only registered community coordinator in your region, you are also eligible. The Global Network of People living with HIV will make a selection of applications according to experience with the International AIDS Candlelight Memorial, HIV and related issues, community mobilization, and other factors. Regional coordinators are not expected to coordinate region-wide memorials. Regional coordinators may not serve consecutive terms unless they represent the only viable choice from that region.

Currently the International Advisory Board consists of the following regional coordinators

East Africa Regional Coordinator

 

Bernadette Otieno (Kenya).
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Alternate

 

Martin Okia (Uganda).
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Southern Africa Regional Coordinator

 

Peter Wonderlik (South Africa).
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Alternate

 

Kahabi Isangula (Tanzania).
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Western Africa

Regional Coordinator

 

Mayowa Joel (Nigeria)
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Alternate

 

Stephen Mc Gill (Liberia)
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Central Africa Regional Coordinator

 

Vacant
North Africa Regional Coordinator

 

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Africa Indian Ocean Regional Coordinator

 

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Middle East Regional Coordinator

 

Hector Nihal (Pakistan)
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Alternate

 

Vacant
South East Asia Regional Coordinator

 

Nabeel MK (India).
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Alternate

 

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Western Pacific Regional Coordinator

 

Eamonn Smythe (New Zealand).
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Alternate

 

P.R. Selvarajan (Malaysia).
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Caribbean Regional Coordinator

 

Merlene Blackett (Barbados)
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O’Leo Lokai (Trinidad and Tobago)
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Alternate

 

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Latin America Regional Coordinator

 

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North America Regional Coordinator

 

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West/Central Europe Regional Coordinator

 

Ivo Procházka (Czech Republic).
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Alternate

 

Vacant
Eastern Europe Regional Coordinator

 

Vacant