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Esmael Omar


Title and Organization: Regional Focal Point, East Africa, Global Youth Coalition on HIV/AIDS (GYCA)
Gender and Age: Male, 28
Country of Residence: Kenya Kenya
Country of Birth: Kenya Kenya
Languages: English
Website: Website http://www.stayingaliveconnected.org/ikyi
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Esmael, 27, is the current Regional Focal Point for East Africa for the Global Youth Coalition on HIV/AIDS after serving as a National Focal Point for his country for GYCA . He has worked tirelessly with marginalized population on the issues of sexuality, human rights, HIV/AIDS education and advocacy. Coming from a community deeply affected by HIV, Esmael’s vision for change is rooted in service and community engagement.
Esmael is the Founder of a non-profit, AFYAFRIKA, which received the 2009 and 2010 MTV Staying Alive Foundation awards for using creative approaches to combat HIV at the community level. With a three-year grant from SAF, Esmael has been managing a project focused on ensuring effective HIV prevention, treatment, care and support for sex workers, including their active participation in project design and implementation.
In 2011, Esmael served as the Rift Valley Province Focal Point for the organization Y-PEER. In 2010, he was selected as a Sexuality Leadership Development Fellow at the Action Health training in Nigeria, where he was trained on reducing sexual violence against women and girls. He also worked as a volunteer youth leader for USAID’s AIDS Population Health Integrated Assistance II Project in the Rift Valley, which established a regional network of youth-serving organizations and adult partners. Esmael was trained in harm reduction, community interventions, HIV management, behavioral survey surveillance, counseling, data quality assessment, and behavior change communication. He is a trainer of trainers, an advocate against female genital mutilation. Esmael holds a Bachelor of Arts in Social Studies from Atlantic International University, and was a Sauvé Scholar in Montreal Canada. Moreover, he is currently pursuing International Relations studies at the United States International University-Africa.
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