Harry Phinda

Social Advocate and Co Founder of Youth For Change

London, United Kingdom
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Bio: Harry has been an advocate for young people in Global advocacy from the age of 15. This started by being selected to be part of the UK delegation to the G8 in Italy in 2009. Since then he has represented Unicef, British Youth Council and Restless development in High-level conferences advocating for the rights of young people. He has recently been awarded the Queens Young leader award for his services to bettering the lives of young people in the Commonwealth. He recieved this award from Her Majesty the Queen in June 2018. He has given numerous speeches in Parliament, Party conferences and Number 10 and has remained consistent in his messaging of ‘Young people are not just service users they are world changers’. In 2014 he Co-founded Youth for Change Global .The success of Youth for Change has spread globally with regional offices in Tanzania, Bangladesh and Ethiopia . Youth for Change has won numerous awards including the prestigious True Honour Award. At grass roots level he coordinated a National schools conference where they trained 200 school officials, teachers and police on Female genital mutilation and Early Forced Marriage to make schools a safer place. Since , Harry has worked as a researcher and consultant in UK politics. He has a held board position with Unicef for 5 years and is an official He for She ambassador for UN Women. He currently works in the Cabinet Office in UK government. His expertise is centred around national/international policy, global youth advocacy, Leadership, and Gender-based violence.


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