The Network for Adolescent and Youth of Africa (NAYA) is a youth led regional advocacy network founded in October 2001 by the African Regional Office of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA).
NAYA aims at enhancing the capacity of youth advocates, young people, youth led organizations and policy makers to undertake Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) advocacy at international, regional, national and counties in Kenya to improve the quality, affordability and accessibility of health including SRHR information and services.
A society where the reproductive health and rights of adolescent and youths are recognized, provided for and respected
Advocating for the implementation of policies and legislation on adolescent and youth sexual reproductive health through dissemination of information, championing and promoting their rights at national and community level
Contributing towards an enabling environment that will foster the empowerment of adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health and rights
NAYA uses the Participatory Advocacy Model for the Youth (PAMY). The PAMY model is built on the concept of meaningful youth participation and the commitment of NAYA in meaningful involvement of young people in program management cycle.
Meaningful Youth Participation means that young people are empowered to take an active role in decision-making at various levels in an organization and within different stages of a program.