Bryan Choong spent more than 15 years working on community health issues for the LGBTQIA+ communities in Singapore. He believes in empowering, mobilising and tapping communities’ knowledge and experiences to address social issues.
He is passionate about community programme development, implementation and evaluation, and is highly skilled in designing and implementing qualitative research, conducting evaluation and working with volunteers.
Bryan currently serves on Oogachaga’s Board of Directors and also contributed to other Singapore LGBTQIA+ organisations and projects such as The Greenhouse SG, The T Project and Same Same but Different Legal Guide.
In his professional life, Bryan is a management consultant at Empact, a social enterprise in Singapore and in his role, he collaborates with mission-driven organisations in Singapore to magnify their work for the under-served communities.
In recognition of his contribution to the nonprofit sector and leadership in LGBTQIA+ community work in Singapore, Bryan received a Chevening scholarship from the United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 2017. He has a Master in Public Health from the University of Edinburgh and a Master in Counselling from the University of South Australia.
What am I bringing into APCOM
“I am excited to be given a chance to work with the RAG members and APCOM team, as well as the LGBTQIA+ organisations in the Asia-Pacific region. I will bring my knowledge and skills as an LGBTQIA+ community organiser, and my professional experiences as a management consultant to support APCOM’s work.”
APCOM in its new strategic phase
“As APCOM moves further in its second decade, we hope to see continued innovative programs to reduce new HIV infections, end AIDS and create an enabling environment for gay men, other MSM, and diverse SOGIESC people in Asia and the Pacific achieve better rights, health and well being.”