Ms. Evalin Karijo serves as the Alternate Representative of the Global South to the UHC2030 Steering Committee, as part of the Advisory Group of the Civil Society Engagement Mechanism for the UHC2030 Partnership. Ms. Karijo is a young, dynamic leader and the Project Director of Y-ACT, Youth in Action, at Amref Health Africa. Y-ACT is a 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 Universal Health Coverage (UHC) policy design and implementation in the global south.
Ms. Karijo has over the past five years led multifaceted health projects focusing on women, adolescents and youth, supported by the European Union, Comic Relief, the German Federal Enterprise for International Cooperation (GIZ), UNFPA and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
She holds a Masters Degree in International Public Health from the University of Liverpool-UK and a Global Executive MBA (Health Leadership & Management) from USIU-Africa. She has received various recognitions including Management Africa for her leadership role in the development sector.