Sylvia Wamugi-Obaga

Deputy Director, Advocacy Communications and Partnerships - Y-ACT, Youth in Action

    Sylvia Wamugi-Obaga is currently the Deputy Director of Advocacy, Communications and Strategic Partnerships at Y-ACT (Youth in Action), a regional initiative of Amref Health Africa that aims to mentor, support and increase the capacity of youth advocates to influence youth policy and resource priorities in the areas of gender equality and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) in Africa. A creative at heart, she has led several regional digital advocacy initiatives including YouthPowerHub, Y-ACT movement, and the ICPD Online Caravan.

    Sylvia is passionate about social advocacy, communications and women’s right to health. She holds a Masters (Hons.) in International Communications Management (Development) from University of Warwick (UK), and a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations from the United States International University – Africa, with auxiliary qualifications in social & behavior change communications (SBCC), project management, technical writing and photography. She has over 12 years experience in the humanitarian sector, nine of which include leading advocacy communications in various organizations including Save the Children, Oxfam, IPAS and the Advocacy Accelerator. Her adaptability, curiosity and adventure-spirit has led her to work in humanitarian contexts such as Somalia and Sudan, and later in health development with a focus on SRHR.

    5:20pm – 6:20pm EAT

    Tuesday, 9 March 2021 Day 2

    Guided Networking Session: Techies for UHC

    Networking Platform (Will run concurrently with High-Level Roundtable)

    Guided networking sessions will provide a platform for participants to informally connect and engage around specific issues/topics. The networking sessions, convened as virtual happy hours, will include an inspirational ‘TED Talk’ feature and interactive networking between participants. Session topics include:

    Techies for UHC:

    • Moderator: Sylvia Wamugi, Deputy Director, Advocacy Communications and Partnerships, Y-ACT, Youth in Action
    • TED-Talk: Tiba-vent young innovators