The CSEM Advisory Group
Project Director, Y-ACT, Youth in Action
Ms. Evalin Karijo is a young, dynamic leader and a Public Health Specialist with 8 years’ experience in designing and implementing health projects focusing on women, adolescents and youth. She has led multifaceted health projects supported by the European Union, Comic Relief, the German Federal Enterprise for International Cooperation (GIZ), UNFPA and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
She is currently the Project Director of Y-ACT, Youth in Action, at Amref Health Africa – a national youth led initiative which promotes Meaningful Youth Engagement in policy and decision-making processes in Kenya, with a focus on Gender Equality and Sexual and Reproductive Health & Rights (SRHR). She served as the Chairperson of the Africa Health Agenda International Conference Youth Pre-conference 2019. During her tenure, over 400 youth from 23 countries launched the Youth4UHC movement, the first virtual Pan-African movement of youth aimed at advancing meaningful youth engagement in UHC policy design and implementation in the global south.
Ms. Karijo holds a Masters Degree in International Public Health from the University of Liverpool and a Global Executive MBA (Health Leadership & Management) from USIU-Africa. She has received various recognitions including Siasa Place and Management Africa for her leadership role in the development sector.