Organisation of Africa Youth
Description: Organisation of African Youth (OAYouth) was formed in 2009, conforming to the provisions of African Youth Charter which was adopted by the African Union. The Charter defines African youth as people between the ages of 15 and 35. Since establishment the organization has built branches and has National representatives in different African countries. OAYouth serves as a platform for young people in Africa to assert their power in numbers, energy and imagination to transform Africa to be a beacon of hope for all its people. Our Mission is to be the umbrella organisation for all independent minded African youth, providing a platform for information exchange on diverse sustainable development issues, a forum for dialogue, debate and a network of emerging and future leaders in diverse sectors.
Address: 52506 00100 Nairobi Kenya
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YOUTH AND HEALTH PROJECTS
Youth health is our key area of focus given the tokenistic nature of youth engagement in health issues like governance, accountability, policy and service delivery. We believe that harnessing African demographic dividend is anchored on robust , equitable, affordable and rights based health care system.Our youth and health programs are largely based on SRHR, Maternal health and HIV. Our current programs include; Coordinated SRHR/HIV AdvocacyThe focus is accelerating the International Conference on Population and Development Implementation through co-ordinated Advocacy.We seek to realize this by revitilzing the on going OAYouth coordinated national youth-led movement to advance gender equality, sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, drug abuse prevention and ensure the issue remains global priority within and beyond the 2030 Agenda. Our strategies include;Network formation: Kenya Adolescents and Youth SRHR/HIV Youth NetworkThe network has 24 youth led organization members Expected Outcome ProjectContinued, deepened and strengthened role of the SRHR network of youth organizations in influencing key RMNCAH/SRHR processes in Kenya through;Coordination and Resource MobilizationCommunication and Coordinated AdvocacyPolicy, Data and Research Goal of the NetworkChampioning Adolescents and Youth SRHR through coordinated advocacy Objectives of the Network To capacity build members on SRHR ,, drug abuse prevention and other relevant areasTo put in place strategies to promote a youth led and coordinated SRHR/HIV advocacyIn 2 years, influence at least 5 major SRHR policies in KenyaTo have a research department/unit and continuously share strategic, relevant and timely data with members and stakeholders