Yayra Adzofu is a Pan-African enthusiast and youth worker with over four years’ experience in the development sector. While working as the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer for Youth Without Borders Ghana (a local youth development organization), she helps build the capacity of young people in the areas of leadership and skills development to be responsible citizens in their communities. Previously, Yayra worked for seven years with the Ghana Health Service to improve the health of people living with mental disorders. She has over the past ten years volunteered as a Youth Leader, Health Provider, Women’s Rights Advocate and Facilitator for several organizations including Kairos Ladies Network Ghana, Children of the Nation Malawi, Ghana-US Alumni Association, and AU Club PAULESI chapter, Nigeria. The African Union Commission in 2015, named her an “African Youth Hero’ for championing the rights of women and girls in Africa. An accomplished leader and mentor, she currently represents Ghana and West Africa on the AU Youth Advisory Board, is a Mandela Washington Fellow, Global Shaper of the Ho hub and an AU Youth Volunteer. She has special interest in maternal mental health and ASRHR. She loves to inspire and connect young people to global opportunities. She is a firm believer of the AU agenda 2063 and envisions an Africa where women and girls have equal opportunities to fully realize their potential. Yayra is a Pan African Scholar with Master’s degree in Reproductive Health from Pan African University hosted by University of Ibadan, Nigeria.