empowered youth, sustainable environment

a Few Words About Us

About LYA


Lamu Youth Alliance (LYA) is a membership organization established in the early 2009. Its membership comprises of CBOs, self-help groups, interest groups and youth groups that have a focus on youth empowerment and environmental sustainability and advocacy. LYA has a strong presence in Lamu county. This has been made possible by strong membership at the county level as well as building strong and lasting partnerships with county and national and institutions.

Our Vision

Empower Youth Sustainable Environment

Our Mission

To promote active youth participation in sustainable development through capacity building, advocacy and innovation.

Our Core Values

Commitment, Accountability, Transparency, Trust, Team Work, Professionalism

Strategic directions

LYA’s strategic plan is formulated around four strategic areas of focus that form the strategic directions upon which all actions will be focused and guided. The four strategic directions are the building blocks of LYA strategic plan and operational model.

Youth empowerment

To improve access to youth empowerment services through community participation in the delivery of youth-friendly services. To align program implementation with the county, national, Regional and Global priorities

policy advocacy

To have County and National governments commit and deliver on Global and regional Youth Empowerment declarations. To have stronger grassroots and youth-led initial byes that allow for the youth to increase demand for youth-friendly and empowerment services from the duty bearers.

Sustainable environment

To make LYA a stronger organization providing quality oversight in the delivery of sustainable programs promoting environmental sustainability. To support LYA membership to develop stronger organizational systems for effective implementation and management of natural resources.

Research, Learning & Innovation

To generate scientific sound evidence to inform program implementation and to provide useful information for policy advocacy

meet our team

Assistant M&E

Benson Maina

Monitoring and evaluation officer

Yasir Omar Mbarak

Programme officer

Najma Jafar Omar

Chief programme officer

Umulkheir Bakari Athman


Walid Ahmed


Feiswal Mkimina


Omar Bakari


Alwiya Ahmed Sagaf

Finance officer

Ahmed Mwenye Kulatain

Assistant finance officer

Ajelica Kananu Andrew

Admin officer

Hafswa Muhsin

ICT officer

Maalim Bwanamsuo

Field officer

Zainab Mohammed

our partners

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