The ICASA YouthFront is a coalition of youth serving organizations working on HIV/AIDS and Sexual & Reproductive Health and Rights of Young People in Africa. The core mandate of the YouthFront is to ensure effective and active participation of young people in the International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA). This is done through organizing the youth program for the conference thus ensuring young people have speaking roles, understand the sessions and can make meaningful contributions, include youth issues in the conference program and outcomes, lead advocacy campaigns on various issues which are of importance to the young people on the African Continent.
  • 2013

    Capetown, South Africa

    2013 brought a new chapter to the ICASA YouthFront. A vibrant team convened and facilitated wide-scale youth engagement at the Capetown, South Africa ICASA Conference.

  • 2011

    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

    In 2011, the YouthFront was a prominent feature of the Addis Ababa, Ethiopia ICASA Conference, having organized one of the largest youth pre-conference and gathering the largest number of young people in the history of the conference.

  • 2008

    Dakar, Senegal

    The YouthFront organized the youth program for ICASA 2008 in Dakar, Senegal.

  • 2005

    Abuja, Nigeria

    The YouthFront has been in existence since 2005 where it played a major role in supporting the conference organize the youth program for ICASA.

The Team

We thank and appreciate the efforts put in Youth Steering Committee team. Their time taken to volunteer and support the Youth Program at ICASA continues to inspire action from young people across the continent. Here are some of them.

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Contribute towards shaping the 2015 ICASA Youth Program Theme

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#Beyond5senses – a campaign to spotlight stories from young people and sex in the 21st century

An exciting new campaign run by the ICASAYouthFront and GYCA, with the support of IAVI. Watch, Like and Share the Videos with your friends and colleagues. You can find all the videos HERE.

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ICASA Conferences

Find out about past ICASA Youth Programs organized and facilitated by the YouthFront.


We appreciate the support from the partners supporting the YouthFront to mobilize and facilitate participation of young people in ICASA Conferences. Here are some of the sponsors who made young people's participation at ICASA 2013 possible.