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Adeolu Ogunrombi

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Ogunrombi Adeolu is from Nigeria and he is the founder of Community Youth Advancement Initiative Nigeria. He has over seven years expereince in youth development activities and currently works with the Youth Network on HIV/AIDS in Nigeria which is the coordinating body for youth-led organisations on HIV/AIDS, population and development activities in Nigeria.In 2007 He was the Nigerian Youth Representative to the United Nations review of African Youth Policies in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. In 2008, he co-authored the Nigeria Youth Shadow report on UNGASS declaration which was published by the Global Youth Coalition on HIV/AIDS with support from United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). In the same year, in recognition of his developmental effort he was nominated by the British Council of Nigeria as one of the Nigerian Young Professionals to Generations for Peace programme in Amman, Jordan where he was trained as a peace pioneer.His campaign on “End Poverty” earned him a recognition and commendation from the United Nations MDG campaign office. Recently, he was a nominee and runner-up in the maiden edition of the Nigeria Top-12 award and youth talent hunt exhibition 2009 based on his work on gender-based development. At the moment he is Africa representative on the International Working Group of Youth RISE( resources, information, support and education) on reducing drug related harm which is the only international youth-led network on harm reduction.

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