Gogontlejang Phaladi is a philanthropist and development practitioner from Botswana. She is the Founder and Executive Director of a non-profit organization called the Gogontlejang Phaladi Pillar of Hope Organization (GPPHO) which is a member of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) African Youth and Adolescent Network (Afriyan) and a member of the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH) Adolescent and Youth Constituency. GPPHO is mandated in community capacity-building, human rights advocacy, promotion of gender equality, and doing humanitarian work. Her work with Afriyan focuses on population and development, where she leads the demographic dividend thematic committee. As an African woman, Gogontlejang Phaladi is passionate about transforming lives and believes in the possibility of a world free of poverty, where equity and dignity is possible when youth drive the development agenda as agents of change. She is a seasoned human and social development expert who has served as a member of the African Union High Level Advisory Group on Humanitarian Effectiveness in Africa and Presidential Task Team of Vision 2036. She has also been the UNICEF Botswana Child Ambassador, a former Radio Presenter, a current member of the World Health Organization external advisory group on the Accelerated Action for the Health of Adolescents (AA-HA) Framework, and a Motivational Speaker. She is also a trained educator and campaign facilitator in sexual and reproductive health and rights, Comprehensive Sexuality Education, and HIV and AIDS. She was worked on several campaigns aligned with UNFPA (United Nations Population Fund) and United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) objectives. She is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Law as an undergraduate alongside her humanitarian work and entrepreneurial ventures and consultancy in development. During her spare time, she mentors girls and women through an initiative dubbed #SIMI (She Is My Inspiration) and enjoys farming.

  

Articles:

CanWACH- Time for Adolescents Today!

International Youth Day

PMNCH Board Opens the Door to Young People for the First Time

Rest in Peace, Accountability through Goodwill