Chrispin Mutehimbwa Kakuba

Chrispin Mutehimbwa Kakuba - 2017 Nominee
Position: Vice Chairperson
Organization: KYADNET - Kampala Youth Advocacy and Development Network
Current Location: Uganda, Africa
Community Based Rehabilitation from Kyambogo University
Awards Received:
  • Award:
    Bachelor's degree in Community Based Rehabilitation
    Awarding Organization:
    Kyambogo University
    Date Awarded:
    December 22, 2016
  • Award:
    Diploma in Community Based Rehabilisation
    Awarding Organization:
    Kyambogo University
    Date Awarded:
    December 21, 2012
  • Award:
    Diploma of Science in project planning and management
    Awarding Organization:
    Do It Virtue University
    Date Awarded:
    February 10, 2013
Chrispin is a family planning champion. He led a budget consultation process in Kampala in 2016 to advocacte for the increase of Family planning budget of financial year 2016/2017. This led to a 10% budget increase for family planing in Kampala. – Jennifer Achiro, Programme Officer at Sensitise Uganda
Describe your contributions to and achievements in family planning.

I have contributed to family planning through policy advocacy. In 2016 I led a team of youth activist and I did a budget consultation for the youth in Kampala and later I presented a youth position paper to Kampala capital city authority. During the district budget conference, I was so happy to hear that the health budget especially sexual reproductive health budget had been increased by 10%, this was a tremendous achievement. I also Led a team of youth and conducted a study on the status of sexual and reproductive health services in Kampala and a report will be presented in July. In different forums I have always presented and informed people on the need to have legal abortion because it's a woman's right to terminate a pregnancy if she feels so.

What sparked your passion for family planning?

What sparked off my passion for family planning in Uganda are: the 520 girls who become HIV positive every week, 28% of the girls who drop out of school drop out due to pregnancy related challenges, another 30% girls also drop out of school due to pregnancy related challenges, 30% maternal deaths are attributed to clandestine abortions, 70% of young people in Uganda has no access to sexual and reproductive health information. Those are some of the reasons.

Give one or two examples of how you display leadership in your family planning work.:

A leader is a reader. Before doing any form of lobbying or advocacy I do a lot of reading and research so that when I face the policy makers I'm speaking from an informed point of view.
I have also mentored other leaders through the leadership mentorship program with support from Uganda youth network so that we have a number of voices to push for family planning issues and not me alone.

If you are named a winner of 120 under 40, how will you use this new platform and the $1000 grant to advance your work? :

I will use the platform to network with other family planning champions all over the world, share ideas and experiences on how we can advance family planning issues.
I will use the money to produce a local documentary capturing the horrible effects of cladenstine abortions and later will use it to engage parliament and other policy makers to advocate for enactment of a law to legalize abortion. This is because 30% maternal deaths are due to clandestine abortion complications.

Video Introduction
Photos of the nominee in the field/at work
Chrispin Mutehimbwa addressing on the National youth manifesto 2016-2021 on the health thematic area, Chrispin Mutehimbwa assessing youth over Hot 100fm on sexual and reproductive health and rights in Kampala, Chrispin Mutehimbwa Kakuba

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