Team Leader

Patrick Mwesigye

Patrick Mwesigye Sewa 26 years is from Uganda and is the Founder and Team Leader at the Uganda Youth and Adolescents Health Forum (UYAHF), a youth led and youth serving organization that advocates for the a quality life for adolescents and young people with equality and dignity.

Patrick is a passionate global, regional and national advocate and activist for adolescent health and well being with particular interest in health, gender equality and wellbeing issues of adolescent girls and young women from poor ad vulnerable backgrounds.

He holds a wealth of experience in designing and implementing youth led program and interventions aimed at promoting the survival, thriving and transformation of adolescents with an overall goal of supporting them to make right choices and realize their full potential.

Patrick has had exposure and supported meaningful youth participation at several national regional and internal conferences including among others the sidelines of the 71st United Nations General Assembly in New York in 2016.
Patrick has closely worked with his government in Uganda to advocate for meaningful youth participation and increased political prioritization and investment in adolescent health and wellbeing. He is a member of the National Adolescent Health Technical working group in Uganda hosted by Ministry of Health and he is also a member of the Inter- Ministerial Committee for the East and Southern African Commitments on Scaling Up Access to Comprehensive Sexuality Education and Youth Friendly Services for young people.

He is member of the Youth Advisory Panel for UNFPA East and Southern African Region Office and also seats of the Uganda Civil Society Core Reference Group for the SDGs. Patrick is a fellow of the Safe Mothers and Newborns Leadership Workshop hosted by the Maternal Health Task Force - Harvard Chan School of Public Health, IS Global Institute of Barcelona and the Aghakhan University East Africa. He is also a fellow of the Clinton International Summer School on Peace Conflict Resolutions and Entrepreneurship at Ulster University in Northern Ireland UK. He is also a founding member for the Adolescents and Youth Constituency for Partnership for Maternal Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH) and a Co-Convener of the Strategic Objective three of the partnerships 2016 -2018 work plan. At PMNCH Patrick also chaired the Patrick also chaired the stakeholder steering group that developed the Adolescent Health Knowledge Summary for PMNCH and today Patrick seats on the PMNCH as a representative of the youth constituency.

He is also a the Vice President of the Africa Youth and Adolescents Network on Population and Development (AfriYAN EAst and Southern Africa) a youth led and youth serving network that serves in over 20 countries in East and Southern Africa aimed at promoting meaningful youth participation in policy and decision making for SRHR.