Samuel Kissi

YC Member 2006 - 2014

From Ghana

Key Areas of Interest

Young people’s sexual and reproductive health and rights.

Relevant Experience

Samuel Kissi is a student and currently the President of a youth advocacy organization, called the Children and Youth in Broadcasting “Curious Minds”, which works mainly through radio and television. He is also a member of the UNFPA’s Media Advocacy and Communication Network, MCAN in Ghana and has worked for many years as a child advocate and represented Ghana at the 27th UNGASS on Children.

Samuel’s interest in young people’s sexual and reproductive health and rights begun when he became involved in the implementation of the African Youth Alliance (AYA) project which was funded by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation through UNFPA/PATH/PathFinder International. His close attachment to the Policy and Advocacy component of the project gave him a lot of insight into advocacy on youth Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights. He enjoys public speaking and writing and has written a number of articles and features on Youth SRR. He is currently the editor of UNFPA GHAYA, a widely distributed quarterly magazine on SRH, and population and development issues in Ghana.

Additional Information

Samuel hopes to continue learning more about international advocacy and SRR through the Youth Coalition and to contribute to bringing positive change into the lives of young people.