In a compelling account of her own professional journey at Amref Health Africa – an international health non-governmental organization, Evalin Karijo shares the skills and wisdom she gained in her climb from a voluntary role, to leading multiple teams, directing an international, youth-focused, health initiative, and eventually to a strategic leadership position that paved the way for many young people to take up leadership roles within her organization and beyond. The trail she blazed within a decade is evidence that young people are uniquely qualified and essential in participating fully in leadership.
As she proudly exited the powerful demographic called youth, Eve wrote the book she wished for, early in her own professional climb. The Courage to Lead Young: A Memoir, is her hand-up extended to other courageous leaders ready to take up the leadership challenge.
About the author
Evalin Karijo is an award-winning leader, global health specialist, a strong advocate of youth leadership in Africa, and a lover of nature. She has received various recognition, including the Management Africa Magazine ‘Top Woman’ feature, and the #Top35Under35 Kenya 2020 award for her leadership role in the health sector. She holds a Masters degree in International Public Health (University of Liverpool), a Global Executive MBA in Health Leadership and Management (United States International University-Africa), and Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Health (Kenyatta University).