Radu has been working for 16 years in the NGO sector. From 2012, he is the Executive Director of TechSoup Association, and previously, he was the Program Director of the Open Society Foundation. He graduated from the Faculty of Political Science, at the University of Bucharest, and is also a Board member of the Center for Legal Resources Foundation. He is a Fellow of the Marshall Memorial program of the German Marshall Fund of the United States and a Fellow of the Aspen Young Leaders Program of the Aspen Institute Romania. Radu is interested in everything related to the development of civil society and its role in balancing the power scale between citizens and the state.
“I support PACT Foundation because it’s the kind of organization that does not avoid hard work in pursuing its mission. Rural communities in southern Romania on which PACT has focused its attention are environments where chronic poverty can undermine the success of any NGO project – this is the reason why these communities are avoided by most organizations in development projects.
However, PACT’s team manages to produce constant change for the better and to reveal the potential of the people and of the community. This is possible through PACT’s hard and smart work, but mostly because the team is approaching these communities with the understanding that people deserve respect and trust, above all. The dignity of the people in these communities, however poor they may be, remains the central value in everything that PACT does.”