Muzira Tonny 27, is a very resourceful Ugandan Young Leader for Family Planning and SRHR as an Advocate he has participated in Improving the Environment for Young people to Access Contraceptives Through Policy Advocacy forintance under his organization Uganda Youth Alliance For Family Planning And Adolescent Health, He was among the few exceptional young leaders who were consulted on about the scorecard for Reproductive Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health (RMNCAH) strategy that was developed by the Ministry of Health (2015-2020).
Muzira has been so instrumental in the formulation of the Sexuality Education Frame work that looks at Giving ‘’Sex Education and Sexuality to young people in schools” This frame work was launched in May 2018, Muzira gave in expertise that helped in coming with the right information for the young people due to his experience of engaging young people in school outreaches. Under the UNFPA Campaign ‘’LET GIRLS BE GIRLS”.
In January 2018, Muzira was elected by young people to become the country coordinator for International Youth Alliance For Family Planning Uganda Chapter a position that he will hold for two years.
Muzira his currently implementing a Project called Empowering Evidence Driven Advocacy (“EEDA”) is a three-young project (2017-2020) implemented by population Reference Bureau (PRB) and International Youth Alliance For Family Planning supported by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. This project aims at achieving goals by increasing youth advocates capacity to measure policy implementation and hold governments accountable, increasing decision makers’ use of evidence.
In February 2018, Muzira was selected as a Youth Champion under the “RISE PROJECT” to do Advocacy in order for policy makers to allocate resources in the Health Budget For Family Planning particularly to increase Access to contraceptives for Young People.
Through his insightful Advocacy skills, Muzira has brought to national and international attention SRHRs issues for adolescents and teenage mothers in Uganda, refugees, women with disabilities and those in hard-to-reach areas, which has increased advocacy for increased uptake of family planning services.
Through his evidenced approach of Advocacy using Research, This has informed policy makers about the need to increase uptake of Family planning services for Young people by providing Youth Friendly services.