Ken Morrison has cultivated a 30+ year career as a thought leader in health policy and programming, working globally to reduce stigma and discrimination in HIV service delivery and conceptualizing the role of social capital in building resilience for vulnerable groups.
Most recently, Ken and colleagues have pioneered a state-level HIV/STI strategic planning model thus far applied in 12 of 32 Mexican states. The model involves convening a critical mass of state-level stakeholders including representatives of key populations, service providers, state government, governance and security sectors and guiding them through a 10-month process of diagnostic, strategic planning and piloting elements of the strategic plan, with support for the multi-sectoral collective to convince government agencies to fund and implement the strategic plan.
Building on his earlier work to develop a conceptual model on HIV/AIDS and gender-related stigma and discrimination, Ken currently is focused on the dynamics of programming to build social capital and its role in promoting resilience for vulnerable populations.
Until recently, Ken coordinated Latin American and Caribbean regional training efforts for the National Institute of Public Health of Mexico (INSP), overseeing training course for national HIV/AIDS directors and technical officers on monitoring and evaluation, strategic planning and related topics.
The extensive list of projects and agencies that Ken has worked with includes the Health Policy Project, LINKAGES, International Council of AIDS Service Organisations, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, UNAIDS, UNDP, and the Global Forum on MSM. Ken also distinguished himself as an organizer of HIV/AIDS thematic conferences from the level of regional and global community forums to international scientific gatherings such as the 1998 Geneva AIDS conference. While Ken is a regional expert in Latin America and the Caribbean, he currently is cultivating several West African initiatives and has extensive experience in Asia and across Africa. Ken is Canadian, a long-time resident of Mexico, and speaks English, French and Spanish fluently.