Ognyan Isaev has knowledge and experience in designing, implementing and monitoring of projects/programs, focused on inclusive and intercultural education, community development and organizing, empowerment of the oppressed communities, overcoming of specific forms of racisms, professional debate, ethical Media and journalism and affirmative actions at grassroot, regional, national and international levels. As well as, he is experienced in delivering soft skills trainings on: cultural dimensions, human rights, discrimination, communication, negation and advocacy. He has publications for several Bulgarian and foreign Media outlets on topics related to: equal opportunities, social justice, and challenges that Roma community in Bulgaria face.
Prior to joining the Trust, Ognyan served as а Country Facilitator for Bulgaria at Roma Education Fund – Budapest, where responsible for Bulgarian portfolio at Grant program of the foundation. Тhe scope of his work and expertise include: access to quality education, educational desegregation, early childhood development, institutional partnerships, public fundraising, policy analyzes and advocacy, project management, community work and etc.
Ognyan graduated from the Konstantin Preslavsky University of Shumen with BA degree in Journalism. He also graduated from the St. Cyril and St. Methodius University of Veliko Tarnovo with MA degree in Psychology. As well as, he completed Bulgarian School of Politics “Dimitar Panitsa”.