ACDI/VOCA gender specialist Lydia Mbevi

Lydia Mbevi

Lydia Mbevi is based in Kenya and has fifteen years of development experience in Africa, Middle East and Asia. She has a Master’s in gender and development and is currently the Regional Gender and Youth Advisor for ACDI/VOCA. Lydia’s youth passion comes from holding leadership positions as a teenager in her community, and being a change agent trusted with raising thousands of other youth. She has continued to engage youth in agricultural development and humanitarian crises in different countries and contexts.

ACDI/VOCA Uganda USAID-funded RWANU youth participant in agricultural field

Challenging Our Assumptions on How Best to Engage Youth

In 2016, I visited northern Uganda to assess the impact on youth of the Resiliency through Wealth, Agriculture, and Nutrition …