Diliyan Manolov, PhD
Diliyan Manolov is a psychologist and independent consultant through his business, Albatross Center. After losing his vision at 14 Diliyan exchanged football and painting for writing and acting, and has won several national and international awards in these arts. His passion for everything visual made him the first blind TV host in Bulgaria. In 2016 together with other blind active people he founded Vizioner Foundation, a non-governmental organization (NGO) that empowers people with disabilities to acquire soft and hard skills, and coordinates a network of NGOs run by people with disabilities. Diliyan was a United Nations use delegate of his home country Bulgaria from 2018 to 2019, and has been a social and behavior change consultant for UNICEF’s Bulgaria office since May 2020.