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Edith Esinam Asamani

About Me: 

Edith Asamani is a Christian. She comes from Ghana where she has been an active youth volunteer with a child rights and youth media advocacy group called the Children and Youth in Broadcasting-Curious Minds for nine (9) years. Curious Minds uses the radio mainly as its tool for advocacy alongside newsletters (supported by UNFPA), colloquiums and community outreach programmes; she has therefore been actively involved in the planning and implementation of programmes in this respect and has been a strong panellist and host of radio programmes for youth held at the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (on Uniiq 95.7FM)- the most accessible station nationwide.

Through her work with the NGO (Curious Minds), she has networked with other community groups (like Theatre for a Change, Ananse Outreach Concept, Planned Parenthood Association of Ghana, National Youth and Adolescent Network on Population and Development etc.) and with young people living with HIV/AIDS to create awareness on SRH issues and help build the capacities of young people for advocacy at the community and national levels. Edith was the national focal person for the United Nations Rural Voices of the youth in 2009. She is a student at the Ghana Institute of Journalism reading a degree course in Communications. She has knowledge and skills in advocacy training, result based management, communication, monitoring, and evaluation. In March 2009, Edith was at the 53rd Commission on the Status of Women’s Meeting on “Gender and Care Giving in the context of HIV/AIDS” as the Ghanaian youth delegate at the UN Headquarters in New York.

She is currently the National Focal Person for the Global Youth Coalition on HIV and AIDS in Ghana and also a graphic designer. She uses her skills in designing as a tool for advocacy.

My Passions: 
Children, Young People, Women, People with disability, People living with HIV
My Challenges: 
internet access, i am the first born in my family and have younger siblings looking up to me and partially depending on me
My Vision for the Future: 
A world fit for all!
My Areas of Expertise: 
Communications, Advocacy, Policy, HIV and AIDS, media and young people
My Languages: 
English, Twi, Ga, Ewe

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