As a network, we commit ourselves to the following core values and principles in all we do
To advocate for the implementation of policies and legislation on adolescent and youth sexual reproductive health through dissemination of information, championing and promoting their rights at national and community level.
BACKGROUND The Network of Adolescent and Youth of Africa (NAYA) is a youth led advocacy network founded in 2001. NAYA aims at enhancing the capacity of youth leaders to advocate for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRH&R) advocacy by enlisting the support of policy makers, opinion leaders, development partners, the media and like-minded organizationsRead More
By Robert Aseda, (@Varaq) That being youthful is not just about age is one thing that Mr. Okello Gershon, a community health volunteer, has strongly exhibited. You are likely to meet in him in a meeting with the health minister just as you are likely to meet him in the night dens of Migori engrossedRead More
By Michael Oliech Okunson (@MikeOkunson) It’s a normal Friday afternoon in the boda boda city of Kisumu. The ubiquitous hot and wet Kisumu weather is unignorable, so is the smell of fish and dust from the road construction. I meet my usually jovial friend Otieno who wasn’t his cheery self today. I can tell somethingRead More
By Michael Oliech Okunson (@MikeOkunson) Melisa Anyango is 30 years old. She plays father and mother to her three kids, her husband having passed on. Paul is eight years old, Steve is five and Grace is nine years. As a mother of three young children, she knows the importance of equipping them with the rightRead More
(Photo: Our Country Team Leader with President Thambo Mbeki at a Side Event in Addis) By Robert Aseda, (@Varaq) Over the years, global development goals have been set by technocrats and experts. There was widespread belief that these processes were too complex for the average Joe to understand, let alone young Joe. Majority of theseRead More
By Robert Aseda, (@Varaq) As negotiations at the International Conference on Financing for Development continues, the importance of a strong Addis Ababa outcome document can never be overemphasized. This is because finances, capacity and technology are key in ensuring that our beautiful ideas and vision are transformed into programs and projects that uplift the livelihoodsRead More