Last March, our Youth Leaders for Nutrition, Florence Sibomana from Rwanda and Maxwell Mumba from Zambia, came to London for an advocacy tour with RESULTS UK. During their time with us, they were interviewed at the No Hunger Radio of Action Against Hunger, where they talked about their advocacy engagement in nutrition, and shared an important message regarding the next Nutrition for Growth Summit (N4G).
In this interview, Florence and Maxwell explained that nutrition, as a cross cutting issue with other development subjects (such as climate change, reproductive health, women and girls’ empowerment), should be addressed as a priority. They advocate on the importance of strong coalitions and partnerships on nutrition policy and programme implementation, as well as the involvement of all countries in the next NG4 Summit.
You can listen to the Youth Leaders here:
Florence Sibomana: Florence is a young medical doctor and youth leader for nutrition from Rwanda with a passion for global health and social justice. She volunteers with the Rwanda Non-Communicable Disease Alliance, and Amazon Nutrition Cabinet. Through the Nutrition Cabinet she has been working on a campaign to prevent malnutrition and non-communicable diseases. Florence has undertaken advocacy work with the Medical Students Association of Rwanda as an advocate and peer educator on sexual and reproductive health issues and in 2015 coordinated events for World Aids Day. She has been also the vice coordinator for the Rwanda village community promoter team with whom she was an advocate for social justice working with underprivileged communities from rural areas. She is a committed gender equality advocate and Girl Guide.
Maxwell Mumba: Maxwell is a Zambian youth advocate and psychosocial counsellor for children and youth living with HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis. In addition to being a Youth Leader for Nutrition, Maxwell is a Real Change Fellow sponsored by RESULTS and ACTION advocating on health and education issues in Zambia. His advocacy for Global Fund replenishment helped to bring about Zambia’s first pledge to the Global Fund.