WHO WE ARE

Y-ACT, Youth in Action was formed at Amref Health Africa by a group of young innovators in 2017, to address challenges prioritized by the youth. Since then, Y-ACT has grown to become one of the most influential movements of youth in the region. Y-ACT provides tailored training, mentorship, coaching and coalition-building support to youth advocates and youth organizations in Africa.

Y-ACT believes that Africa’s youth have a huge opportunity to shift in-country and regional policy landscapes, to address challenges that the youth face and subsequently achieve their full potential.

OUR REACH

Embracing the diversity of youth across different geographies in Africa

Y-ACT in Kenya

848 Youth led organizations across Kenya

3486 Youth advocates registered on our platform

#YouthPowerHub in Africa

Over 60 Youth led organizations

21 Countries in Africa

Leveraging digital platforms and artificial intelligence for youth-led social accountability

Youth4UHC movement in Africa

Following of 2,000 Youth advocates worldwide.

Regional council of youth leaders from 8 countries in Africa.

MEANINGFUL YOUTH ENGAGEMENT

As Africa’s young population grows to a staggering 75%, Meaningful Youth Engagement (MYE) is garnering significant interest across the country from youth advocates and policymakers alike.
MYE exists when inclusivity and representation of the youth meet skilled, supportive, and transparent decision-makers

OUR MODEL

Youth-led | Youth-driven |  Meaningful Youth Engagement

VOICE

Convene and mobilize for bold youth-led advocacy campaigns 

Advocacy network: over 800 youth-led organizations in Kenya

#YouthPowerHub for youth-led social accountability: 21 countries in Africa

Youth4UHC movement to catalyze action for the achievement of Universal Health Coverage: 43 countries in Africa and beyond

SKILLS

Capacity strengthening of grassroots youth led organizations

Advocacy strategy development and implementation

Organizational development and empowerment

Monitoring, evaluation and learning (outcome harvesting)

PARTICIPATION

Resources and support to youth-led organizations to catalyze policy wins

Youth coalition building for common advocacy priorities

Access to policy makers to influence youth-priorities

Sub-grants to grassroots youth-led organizations

Youth-led social accountability for policy commitments

CHAMPIONS KWA GROUND

Youth voices: See what our members have been up to, their stories, challenges and wins in effecting policies

SAMBURU YOUTH: perspectives on meaningful youth engagement

SAUTI SASA Youth Speech by Rasheed Mutaha

SAUTI SASA Youth statement by Josephine Odhiambo

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