Otgonbaatar Tsedendemberel

Formerly of the LGBT Center of Mongolia; Carnegie Council Pacific Delegate, 2016

Otgonbaatar Tsedendemberel is an MA student in human rights at the Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies (IHRP) of Mahidol University. He is the former executive director of the LGBT Center of Mongolia, where he helped lead the country's LGBT rights movement, and successfully advocated for LGBT rights internationally and domestically.

Previously, Tsedendemberel worked for the Mongolian Red Cross Society and the International Committee of the Red Cross, where he translated international humanitarian law into the Mongolian language and helped incorporate it into the national curriculum. As an instructor at the Educational Advising and Resource Center, he educated Mongolian students aspiring to study abroad. Tsedendemberel has been actively involved with advocacy on SRHR at the national level.

Currently, he is a program advisory committee member of the Asian-Pacific Resource and Research Center for Women (ARROW) and board member of the Mongolian organizations Open Society Forum and Youth Policy Watch. In 2011, UNAIDS Mongolia and the Ministry of Health awarded him the Bakharkhaliin (Pride) Award (individual category) for his HIV and AIDS work. Tsedendemberel received the Monbukagakusho Scholarship from the Japanese government, and earned an LLB in civil law from the University of Tokyo.