Emmanuel Dennis Ngongo is from Kenya. He is 29 years old. He is the Country Leader of YES Kenya Country network and the Coordinator of the YES Africa Regional Hub. Emmanuel is a distinguished and experienced young leader. He has shown his tremendous passion and dedication to the youth of Kenya by investing in their creativity and ideas. Emmanuel believes that "young people need a youth-branded platform, from where they can speak powerfully, take appropriate action, and inspire belief that will have a catalytic impact all over the world through youth-led development initiatives."
Emmanuel is currently a member of the Open Society Institute Youth Initiative International Advisory Board that plans and strategizes development in empowering youth to become active citizens willing and able to influence public life. He joined the Kenya Red Cross Society and became a life-long member in 1994, Developed the Nairobi Branch Youth Strategy on Peer Education. He joined the Kenya Alliance for Advancement of Children (KAACR) a rights advocacy for children and youth in 1995 and in 2002 became the Program Officer for the Kuria District, he was part of the African delegation to Petition the Canadian Government to increase its ODA to go towards helping Least Developed countries to fight HIV/AIDS and Poverty in 2003, He was also on the front line of advocating for the Rights of Adolescent Children through child participatory methods. In 2000 he founded the Child Rights Defenders Movement (CRDM), a rights advocacy youth movement in Kenya since the year 2006.
Emmanuel has been involved in the YES Campaign since its inception and played a lead role to establish a YES Kenya Country Network in 2002 and there by became its Chairman. YES Kenya has grown to a national organization with over 8400 members and it puts youth at the forefront of creating solutions to their own problems that they encounter. He was appointed as the Country Coordinator for YES Kenya in 2006 and since then he has been involved in harnessing the involvement of the larger civil society movement in Kenya in supporting youth lead initiatives. He has also been involved in a number of Government Processes including The Road Map to Youth Employment, Diaspora and External Remittances Policy and the Action Plan to Youth Employment for the Ministry of Labor and Human Resource Development and the Ministry of Youth Affairs respectively. Mr. Emmanuel Dennis played a key role in organizing for the third Global Youth Employment Summit YES Kenya 2006 in Nairobi that brought together more than 200 delegates from over 100 countries under the theme “Creating Markets…Unleashing Entrepreneurship”. Prior to the Summit he was very instrumental in discussions that lead to the Government of Kenya under the Chairmanship of His Excellency President Mwai Kibaki hosting the Summit and also establishing the Ministry of State for Youth Affairs.
Emmanuel is also the Convener of the National Youth Convention, the Ultimate Leadership Platform for Young people in Kenya gathering more than 1000 youth every year to articulate their issues in the national agenda.
In August 2008 Emmanuel was a key speaker in the YES Alexandria mid Term Forum in Egypt in sharing best practices from YES Kenya and strategies for replication on Youth Employment. Later in September 2008 he was also invited as a Key speaker in the Closing ceremony of the International Youth Forum in Sharm El Sheikh Egypt a gathering of over 2000 delegates from over 100 countries themed “The Power of Youth for Peace” where he shared inspiring thoughts on Youth Leading Development.
He has since September 2007 been appointed the Coordinator of the Youth Employment Systems Campaign Inc. Africa Region whose hub is based in Nairobi and he leads the YES Networks in Africa in coming up with quality and innovative mechanisms of creating sustainable livelihoods for the youth in the expansive Africa Continent. In December 2007 Emmanuel represented the YES Campaign in the third Global Knowledge Partnerships Conference in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia as a leading case to share experiences from the YES Campaign point of view on how learning and sharing among YES Networks is promoted in creating communities of Practice for change around the world.
Emmanuel has been involved on consultancy in many local and international initiatives for young people including, Kenya Country Business Incubator, Straight Talk, Legal Resources Foundation, Youth Agenda, UNHABITAT, UNICEF, UNEP and International Computer Development Network (ICDANET). He has a wealth of experience in Youth Development work. He is a humble and inspiring yet dynamic young person who can be relied upon for any responsibilities. Emmanuel Dennis Ngongo is from Kenya. He is 29 years old. He is the Country Leader of YES Kenya Country network and the Coordinator of the YES Africa Regional Hub. Emmanuel is a distinguished and experienced young leader. He has shown his... (more)
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