Qabale Duba is a nurse by profession based in Marsabit County. She is the owner and founder of (Qabale Duba Foundation) that advocates against harmful cultural practices such as Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and child marriage. She is a Mandela Washington for Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) fellow 2016 and Associate Fellow of Queens Young Leaders Award 2016.
Collins is a results-oriented and people focused professional with experience in Advocacy, Strategic communication, SRHR project implementation and engagement with policy makers. He has been a youth champion for Together for Girls Organization, Every Hour Matters program and acted as an Advisory member in developing the Youth Toolkit on post-rape service care. He is also a young leader for Women Deliver and currently works with a community based organization called Socially Organized Educative Team (SOET) operating in Bungoma County where they equip youth with accurate information on SRHR.
Dominic is a poet based in Kajiado County who writes and produces poems on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), teenage pregnancies and child marriage. He is a Program Associate at NAYA (Network of Adolescents and Youth of Africa) Kajiado County and leads innovative and creative approaches to ending FGM, teenage pregnancy and child marriage. He was awarded Best Urban Swahili Poet at the “KUMIKUMI” Awards held in Nairobi Kenya, as well as Anti FGM activist award by the Guardian UK under the Global Media Campaign.
Dorothy is a motivated and highly dynamic professional with strategic programming expertise, extensive social development skills and proven skills in managing and coordinating development projects. She is the programme manager of Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO); an NGO working in Kenya to combat gender inequality and extreme poverty in urban informal settlements. She is currently supporting SHOFCO in the inception and roll out of the SHOFCO Urban Network Movement in Mathare informal settlements.
Kate Kiama is passionate about the law and in addressing social injustices that affect women and adolescent girls globally. She holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of London and is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya. She is an alumnus of the Vital Voices, Atlas Corps and Moremi Fellowship programs and currently works at Akili Dada as the Director of Programs.
Katherine works with Africa Youth Network for Empowerment and Transformation (AYNET), Africa which is a mentorship program where she trains high school youth about Sustainable Development Goals. She holds a Masters of Arts in Social Transformation and a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations. She has also worked with Amref Health Africa in the Health Systems Advocacy Internship Program where she assisted with research, data collection and sensitizing the media on health issues.
Sandra is an organized, detail-oriented and highly motivated project management professional that has worked in both corporate and non- profit sectors. She has over four years’ experience working with youth based organizations and is a founding member of UNYA Kenya where she spearheaded different programs and projects through the use of theatre to sensitize communities in Mombasa on SRHR issues.
Evans Ouma is a Programs Manager at Stretchers Youth Organization who believes in hard work and stewardship to ensure performance. He works part time with DSW as a family planning champion for the youth, volunteers with Family Health Options Kenya as a youth resource person and was once a Vice President of Youth Action Movement where he educated the youth on Life Skills and Comprehensive Sexuality Education. He has 5 years’ experience in leadership management and is a leader at the Youth Advisory Council- Mombasa.
Jonah Chinga is currently the Executive Assistant at the Gay and Lesbian Coalition of Kenya (GALCK), with extensive experience in coalition building.His diverse background and focus on community collaboration and on HIV vaccine advocacy has led him to a number of community leadership roles and work with notable organizations such as the Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC) as an associate with the equality and non-discrimination thematic program. On a more personal level, his commitment and passion in advocacy towards a safe and enabling environment for minorities is both impeccable and admirable.
Tabitha is the founder of Wezesha Dada initiative that seeks to curb teenage pregnancies by empowering young girls, making them self-aware and equipping them with knowledge on reproductive health. She has been a Vice President of the Strathmore Student Council and a lead peer mentor in the Rainbow Room Teen peer mentoring program where she mentor’s young girls from Bungoma county on self-awareness and reproductive health. She is also a member of the Kectil Program which seeks to empower and build the capacity of young leaders from developing countries.