Kaviri Ali

Team Lead/Secretary to the Board

Ali is a DOT Youth, a Women Deliver Young Leader, a World Contraception Day Ambassador 2016 and 2017 120 Under Forty Winner recognized by the Bill and Melinda Gates institute for Population and Reproductive Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He is a dynamic youth activist and Youth Leader with over four years of experience being at the forefront of many issues that promote pro-poor values, gender equality, good governance and social justice.

Ali is the co-founder of the Youth Equality Center (YEC), http://yecuganda.org/, a youth led non-profit community enhancement organization that empowers young people, especially young girls, through enhancing their communication, technology, entrepreneurship, and life skills and educating them on sexual and reproductive health and gender issues. Ali has previously worked with the Uganda Youth Network (UYONET), a leading umbrella youth CSO network that works to mainstream young peoples’ engagement in development and governance processes. At UYONET, Ali served as the Gender point-person and as a Program Assistant for the Youth Advocacy and Engagement program. Ali was once the President of the Forum for Women in Democracy (FOWODE) Young Leaders Alumni Association (FYLAA), a youth non-profit with a membership of over 500 that grew out of the larger FOWODE. He has previously worked with Digital Opportunity Trust International where he taught technology, business, and life skills to grassroots youth and women groups.

Ali is a Founding Member with the “Young Leaders Think Tank for Policy Alternatives” an initiative of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Uganda to enhance youth participation in governance and policy formulation. He was recently appointed as one of the Board of Directors of the African Youth and Adolescents Network on population and Development (AfriYAN) in Uganda. Ali runs an online blog, http://kaviriali.wordpress.com/, where he writes about youth and women’s rights and issues as well as pro-poor values, gender equality, good governance, and social justice in Uganda. Ali holds a Bachelor’s degree in Community Based Rehabilitation from Kyambogo University and is currently pursuing a Master’s of Arts degree in Local Governance and Human Rights from Uganda Martyrs University.


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