Contact: Andreas Runggatscher
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New York, NY 10017
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SPEAKER: Stephan D. Bognar – Jan 23
Exclusion, Extinction and Persons with Albinism
RCNY's Jan 23 speaker will be Stephan D. Bognar, Executive Director of the New York Dermatological Group Foundation, one of the leading health organizations in the U.S. His topic will be "Exclusion, Extinction and Persons with Albinism"


Stephan Bognar is the Executive Director of the New York Dermatological Group Foundation, one of the leading health organizations in the U.S. delivering humanitarian medical assistance to vulnerable and marginalized groups across the globe. His extensive experience (25 years) working on global development projects has helped shaped the foundation’s public health and human rights projects. Prior to joining NYDGF, Stephan Bognar worked (CEO) for the Maddox Jolie Pitt Foundation-dedicated to fighting rural poverty and environmental injustices across Southeast Asia.

Stephan’s work in global development included: food and nutritional security, environmental security, rural health care, gender empowerment and inclusion, sports, and education. His work in post-conflict zones also contributed to building a culture of dialogue amongst different groups and moving sensitive and difficult topics – such as conflict resolution, purposeful leadership and human rights for all – into the public sphere.

Special Environmental and Humanitarian Awards
• 2005 City of San Francisco-Environmental Citizen Award
• 2007 Recognized by L’Actualité (Quebec) as one of Quebec’s global citizens
• 2014 International Ranger Federation Commendation Award for work in human development and conservation
• 2015 Recognition Award by Cambodian Government for work in rural development
• 2015 Cambodian RED CROSS Blood Donor Bank Certificate for launching first NGO blood donor program in the northwest of the country
• 2019 Recognition Award by US House of Representatives for work in humanitarian affairs
• Appreciation Award by Office of Manhattan Borough President City of New York for working with vulnerable kids.

Children Books (Key Themes-Gender Empowerment, Conservation and Food Security)
• 2018 The Happy Cow-Publisher ACIAR
• 2012 Sophie and the Vegetable Patch-Publisher ACIAR


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