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Clifton Cortez

Team Leader, Bureau for Policy and Programme Support, UNDP

Clifton Cortez is Team Leader, Gender, Key Populations and LGBTI – HIV, Health and Development Team/Democracy and Peacebuilding Group, Bureau for Policy and Programme Support, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), New York, where he leads the team responsible for leadership of UNDP’s HIV and health-focused policy and program contributions to sustainable development, including as relates to inclusive growth, governance, and gender. He simultaneously serves as the UNDP global senior manager responsible for policy and program direction on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) inclusion. Clif has over 20 years of experience in programming in middle- and low-income countries related to inclusive growth, governance, HIV/health, displaced people/refugees, people living with disabilities, disaster risk reduction/climate change and gender. His expertise includes the integration of LGBTI as a crosscutting concern in capacity development and development knowledge management.