07 Feb 2019
GNP+ Welcomes the Appointment of Raoul Fransen as Executive Director of ICSS
GNP+ warmly congratulates Raoul Fransen on his appointment as executive director of International Civil Society Support (ICSS). As a well-respected advocate in the global HIV community, and a person living with HIV himself, Raoul is uniquely qualified to lead ICSS’s critical work into its next phase.
Over the years, Raoul has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to advocating for inclusive, human rights-based responses coupled with ambitious target setting and resources mobilization to meet the needs of those hardest to reach. ICSS will continue to benefit greatly from the experience, passion, stability and commitment that Raoul’s leadership brings.
ICSS is a critical ally in the AIDS movement and trusted GNP+ partner, said GNP+’s Executive Director, Rico Gustav, “our staff has worked closely with Raoul for years and have always been greatly impressed with his vision and interpersonal style, as well as his practical and innovative ideas on strengthening our engagement between networks of PLHIV and key populations.”
GNP+ also wishes to recognize and celebrate ICSS’s former executive director, the incomparable, Peter van Rooijen, whose pioneering leadership and tenacious activism on behalf of people of living with HIV and key populations has paved the way for securing community spaces and equitable access to decision-making processes that will benefit millions of people for years to come.
Moving forward, the GNP+ family looks forward to continuing our ongoing collaboration with Raoul and ICSS as we work towards addressing the unmet needs and challenges facing PLHIV and key population communities worldwide.
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