Fabrice Houdart

Fabrice works on the Free & Equal campaign, an unprecedented United Nations global public education campaign for LGBT equality. He also leads a project on global LGBTI standards of conduct for Business on tackling LGBTI discrimination with the support of more than 100 of the largest global corporations. The standards are being rolled out in the World in 2018. Previously, Fabrice was Senior Country Officer at the World Bank where he worked from 2001 to 2016.

At the Bank, Fabrice also managed a “Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Development” grant which provided a first estimate of the economic cost of homophobia and funded socio-economic surveys of LGBTI people. He has authored analyses on Yemen, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Tunisia and provided contributions to the 2012 Gender World Development Report (WDR) and the 2011 Conflict, Security, and Development WDR. He holds a B.A. in economics and management from Dauphine University in Paris and an MBA from American University in D.C. Fabrice is on the Board of Alturi, a non-profit organization devoted to elevating the LGBTI community globally and a Trustee of ICWA which identifies and cultivates rare potential by immersing promising young professionals in the study of a globally important issue. He lives in New York City with twin sons Maxime and Eitan. Email:[email protected] Twitter: @HoudartUN

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