Yevgen Poltenko is the Executive Director of the Legal Development Network (LDN), an association of Ukrainian non-governmental organizations working on improving access to justice including focal points on legal aid, legal education, legal empowerment, and community legal support. Currently, the Network includes 23 organizations operating in 15 national regions. Prior to joining the LDN, Yevgen worked for several charities, as well as financial and government agencies. He has more than ten years of experience in both local and national project implementation and in organizational development of NGOs. Yevgen has actively participated in several successful national advocacy campaigns aimed at a range of themes including corporate social responsibility, volunteerism legislation, and charity frameworks and regulations. Yevgen's professional interests include community based security initiatives, research on community legal needs, local initiatives improving access to justice, and the development and implementation of strategies for civil society groups. He holds a Master's degree in International Economics from Kharkiv National University and a Master's in Nonprofit Organizations Management from Ukrainian Catholic University. He is an invited lecturer at the Central European University (the Legal Empowerment Leadership Course).
Executive Director, Legal Development Network, Ukraine