Mr. Evode NIYIBIZI is the current Program Manager for the African Youth and Adolescents Network on Population and Development (AfriYAN Rwanda) affiliated with UNFPA Rwanda. He is also serving as the national youth focal point at the Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health Technical Working Group (ASRH-TWG) of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Rwanda. He is committed and passionate about advancing Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights for Adolescents and Young people, ending Gender related issues and unpaid care work.
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”.