Faida Juliette Nsensele

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Faida Juliette Nsensele - 2017 Nominee
Position: Africa Regional Adolescents and Youth Advisor
Organization: IPPF
Current Location: Nairobi, Kenya -Nairobi
i have two Masters from Public Law & Sciences of Education
Additional Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor in Public Health ( Public Health school of Nancy - France )
Certificates - Strategic Investment in the Sector of Education ( World bank Institute- Washington DC )
Certificate- Adolescents and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health ( Mashav Institute - Jerusalem )
Leading a regional IPPF youth programme in Africa which created a positive movement and mobilized young people to advocate for their SRH&R to have conducive policies and have access to quality SRHR services. Mentored hundreds of young people! – Nominator
Describe your contributions to and achievements in family planning.

Set up Continental Technical Committee of ASRHR stakeholders to coordinate and increase Yp access to contraceptives.
Developed Youth leadership programs and directly coached over 1000 young leaders and indirectly many more across Africa as advocates, champions and Peer providers who have significantly advanced Young people access to contraceptives agenda at national and regional levels
Supported development of innovative programs In Mozambique, Mali, Ethiopia, etc. for marginalized groups of Yp, social media applications such Tic-tac- Ado ( Congo Brazza), Smart VYBZ (Kenya), Clic-ado (Senegal) which have contributed to access of over a million Young people to Contraceptive information and services across Africa. Under my leadership, Contra services provided to YP X by over in 4yrs

What sparked your passion for family planning?

I was working for UNICEF as an Education Specialist, when I resigned to join a FP Organization in 2012. Preliminary findings from the OSCA study led by UNICEF was pointing out SRHR issues, particularly teenage pregnancies & unsafe abortion among top causes of school drop out, poor school performances, etc. After a review of YP Contraceptives related indicators in Africa, I realized I would make more difference advancing YP SRHR. I My journey as a FP champion started there!

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

I have generated, tested and selfless shared new ideas and concepts to promote Young people access to quality contraceptive services & choices
I have built leadership capacities of YP & supported them to develop small projects, to mobilise ressources and implement innovative ideas with the aims of increasing young people access to quality and choices
I have initiated Continental and regional platforms to coordinate interventions in that area of YP access to FP & Contraceptive

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 1000 USD as a contribution to produce a short booklet - on the impact of various Youth empowerment and leadership initiatives ( initiated by myself) to promote an increased access to quality contraceptives services and choice for Young African. I will then leverage on platforms & opportunities such as the annual IPPFAR Regional Youth Forum, AUC Summit and others to dissemination the stories so to emulate new champions among Youth leaders

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