Who We Are

Y-ACT, Youth in Action, was formed at Amref Health Africa in 2017 by a group of young innovators to address challenges prioritized by the youth. We have become one of the region’s most influential youth-led movements. Y-ACT provides tailored training, mentorship, coaching, and coalition-building support to African youth advocates and organizations. We believe Africa’s youth have a tremendous opportunity to shift in-country and regional policy landscapes, address their challenges, and achieve their full potential. Our three geographical locations are in East, West, and Southern Africa.


The Y-ACT Team

We’ve enlisted a dedicated team of Qualified Professionals with deep industry experience and technical expertise to manage a multitude of tasks ranging in complexity and size.

Bitania Lulu

Programme Director

Faith Boit

Regional Program Manager-Organizational Capacity Strengthening

Gloria Nyanja

Advocacy Outreach Coordinator: Nairobi and Kilifi Counties.

LilianMaria Wambui

Program officer- Advocacy coordination

Winnie Olwal

Regional Programme Lead

Valarie Musavi

Program Advocacy officer(Multi-country)

Steve Kagia

Film maker and Graphic Designer

Cameline Kinyua

Administrative Assistant

Collins Kibet

AOC Bungoma and Kakamega Counties

Calan Omuse

Grant Assistant

Sharon Maitha

Communications Assistant

Vuyolwethu Balani

National Advocacy Coordinator South Africa

Rabecca Kausa

National Advocacy coordinator- Zambia

Technical Support Team

While they’ve transitioned from their official roles at Y-ACT, these incredible experts periodically provide technical insights to Y-ACT, empowering us to be more formidable than ever.

Vania Kibui – Our Learned Friend

Policy Advocacy Specialist (2019 – 2021)

Evalin Karijo

Project Director (2017 - 2021)