Who We Are
Y-ACT, Youth in Action is an initiative of Amref Health Africa that aims to mentor, support and increase the capacity of youth advocates to influence youth policy and resource priorities in the areas of gender equality and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) at national, sub-national and grassroots levels in Kenya. Y-ACT believes that Africa’s youth have a huge opportunity to shift in-country policy landscapes to address challenges in gender and sexual and reproductive health & rights (SRHR).
At regional and international level, Y-ACT pioneered the Youth for UHC movement that garnered membership of over 2,000 youth advocates from 43 countries since March 2019.
It’s the first virtual Pan-African movement with a focus on meaningful youth engagement in UHC and is one of the only two youth-led associations presented at the UHC2030 Global Taskforce.
Advocacy Diaries is the home for real, personal and reflective stories by youth advocates.
Youth COVID-19 Info Site
This site has been especially designed for youth and by youth in Kenya to provide accurate and up to date opportunities (employment, webinars, funding, courses, campaigns etc.) and protection services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Meaningful Youth Engagement
As Kenya’s young population grows to a staggering 70%, Meaningful Youth Engagement is garnering significant interest across the country from youth advocates and policy makers alike.
MYE exists when inclusivity and representation of the youth meets skilled, supportive and transparent decision makers