With over 10 years’ experience in Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health, Nkosikhona Mpunngose is considered as a champion of meaningful youth participation and inclusion. His community involvement lends itself to networking and alliance building; advocacy; training in peer to peer approaches; peace building as well as conflict resolution. Nkosikhona is a community Imam with a number of Higher Certificates in HIV counselling, Leadership, Management, IT Technical Support, Advocacy and Ethics of Education for Children. Some of the leadership capacities in which he serves include the Kwa-Zulu Natal Civil Society Organisation Coalition, where he is an Executive Youth Representative for youth organisations in the province. He’s also serving at the District level of the eThekwini AIDS Council. These roles have prepared Nkosikhona for Youth Inter-Active (YIA) – an organisation at which he is the Founder and the Executive Director. In 2015, he was selected as the Southern African Development Community Interfaith Youth Council Representative where he received a nomination to represent the African Youth in Geneva at the International Interfaith Youth Conference that took place in 2015 November. In the same year, he served in the Democracy Development Program (DDP) as a Youth Ambassador’s Mentor. Currently, he invests his efforts at Activate Leadership- a national organisation at which he is the Local Activate Station Head for the INK (Inanda, KwaMashu and Ntuzuma) region in eThekwini. Nkosikhona is also a member of the United States Consulate’s Youth- GeneratioNext Durban Branch where he serves as a Project Manager for the I CAN Leadership Project. He was elected as a steering committee member for the 21st International Aids Conference Durban Youth Force that was hosted July 2016. Through his commitment on HIV advocacy, Nkosikhona was voted to lead the Museum for HIV Memory and Learning, which was officially launched on the 12th of July 2016 as “South African Voices”. At the ASRI Future Leaders Program, Nkosikhona hopes to advance his leadership capabilities and gain exposure in other socio-economic contexts where he can apply his skills in resource mobilization, project management, event management and social media communication.