Regional Youth Forum

IPPF ESEAOR engages young people in decision making and governance through the Youth Forum which meets annually. According to the constitutional provisions of the region, youth make up 20 per cent of the Regional Council (RC) and the Regional Executive Committee (REC). These representatives are elected every three years by the Youth Forum from among its numbers. The Regional Youth Representative also represents the regional youth at the Governing Council (GC) level.

The Regional Youth Forum comprises of youth representatives from 26 member associations (MAs) across IPPF ESEAOR. In addition to development of leadership skills and networking, the Forum provides an opportunity for the young people to exchange experiences and to discuss issues on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) of interest and concern to youth in the region.