Godano Yusuf

Youth Advocate, UNFPA Youth Advisory Panel

Ms. Godano Yussuf is a youth advisory panel member for UNFPA - Kenya. She is a Co-founder for Women Rising a Youth led Organization that advocates for the rights of Girls and Women. She is a renowned advocate in the fight against harmful practices among young girls in northern Kenya. She is also a film script writer, a blogger and a film director.

4:20pm – 5:20pm EAT

Tuesday, 9 March 2021 Day 2

Town Hall: Youth leading the future of Africa

Hosted by UNFPA

SDG Goal #3 seeks to ensure healthy lives and wellbeing for all at all ages. It aims to address issues of maternal mortality, new HIV infections, unmet need for family planning, adolescent births, and universal health coverage, among other things by 2030. Achieving this goal nonetheless calls for  nations and stakeholders in the region to leverage on youth leadership given that over 70% of the population comprises young people below the age of 35 years. In the spirit of leaving no one behind and reaching the furthest behind first, the session will provide an opportunity for young people in the region to engage and share their experiences on successes, challenges and opportunities to advance youth leadership in the health space in line with the mantra “Nothing for us without us”.