Posted on: April 04, 2017
Ali is providing timely, accurate, and up-to-date family planning information for adolescents and young people through a variety of online and mobile tools
Ali Kaviri - WCD Ambassadors
Ali is providing timely, accurate, and up-to-date family planning information for adolescents and young people through a variety of online and mobile tools. By advancing the conversation around the barriers that young people face when accessing contraception, Ali is raising awareness and increasing knowledge of the availability and location of family planning services for young people in slum areas of Kampala, Uganda.
Through his project, Ali will:
- Interview 5 young people about their experiences accessing contraception
- Create a website and mobile app with family planning information, including an online helpline
- Hold 2 public advocacy events and plan social media campaigns around key international family planning events to raise awareness of young people’s needs among government representatives
Ali is the founder of the Youth Equality Center, 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 also works the Uganda Youth Network (UYONET), a leading umbrella youth network that works to mainstream young peoples’ engagement in development and governance processes. At UYONET, Ali serves as the Gender point-person and as a Program Assistant for the Youth Advocacy and Engagement program. Ali was President of the Forum for Women in Democracy (FOWODE) Young Leaders Alumni Association, 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 runs an online blog, 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.