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Christelle Kwizera, Youth Representative for Sexual and Reproductive Health, ICFP 2013

Product: PowerPoint

Author: Population Reference Bureau

Date: December 3, 2013

(December 2013) Christelle Kwizera is an activist from Rwanda majoring in mechanical engineering at Oklahoma Christian University. She is also the chief creative officer of Isaro Foundation, a nonprofit she helped to found that seeks to promote the culture of reading and writing in Rwanda; and head of the U.S. Chapter of Emerging Leaders and Entrepreneurs of Rwanda (ELE Rwanda), an organization that serves as a platform for youth innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship.

Kwizera advocates for youth involvement in development issues, particularly related to sexual and reproductive health. She was selected through a competitive online video application process to speak to delegates to the High-Level Ministry Meeting at the 2013 International Conference on Family Planning, in Ethiopia, to provide a youth perspective on policy for family planning and sexual and reproductive health.