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Beatrice Nyamwenge Okech SNF Dialoguer Profile

Beatrice Nyamwenge Okech

Member of the SNF Nostos Youth Advisory Committee

Beatrice Nyamwenge Okech is the Content Development and Knowledge Management Assistant at Amref Health Africa’s youth initiative, Y-ACT Youth in Action. As an avid reader and incredible writer, Beatrice has a way with words, which comes in handy when she is creating content for Y-ACT’s online platforms and its social media channels. Through her expertise she aims to drive digital engagement and increase online membership to improve Y-ACT’s visibility and raise user engagement value.

Beatrice believes in the importance of engaging young people and the power of technology in voicing issues that are crucial to them. She also believes in the principles of intersectional feminism and is passionate about advancing gender equality as well as sexual and reproductive health rights for young people.

“In a society where young people often face a lot of stigma and shame when seeking out sexual and reproductive health services" she believes that "self-care best practices will go a long way in giving youth the agency to make informed choices on their bodies. Self-care presents an opportunity for better health outcomes in the global south, which will in turn contribute to the UHC goals.”

Social media are a learning platform, and also my window into the outside world.