1. To promote and protect the socioeconomic rights of every Liberian, and those living in the region
2. To strengthen democratic governance in Liberia and region
3. To enhance capacity for good citizenship
4. To advocate for people’s centered development
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Youth Bridge Inc. is an independent, non-profit research and advocacy organization working to strengthen to good governance and promote human rights through research, capacity building and policy advocacy. The organization works to promote a peaceful society that values human rights, equality, participation and accountability.
Legally established in 2016, Youth Bridge Inc. is an independent, non-profit research and advocacy organization working to strengthen to good governance and promote human rights through research, capacity building and policy advocacy. The organization works to promote a peaceful society that values human rights, equality, participation and accountability.
Human rights violation, abuse of power, marginalization and discrimination on the part of marginalized groups remains a major concern in post conflict Liberia and the region at large. Youth Bridge advocates for the socioeconomic rights of power depressed people, women, disabled and overlooked population through policy advocacy, capacity building and networking.
Governance is a fundamental pillar to the maintenance of peace and stability in Liberia and the region. Corruption remains the biggest challenge facing Liberia and the region at large. Youth Bridge strengthens good governance through capacity building, monitoring & tracking performances, enhancing accountability, electoral integrity, participation and inclusive leadership.
Research and Policy Advocacy
Independent and quality data generation is needed to formulate policies for social development. Youth Bridge is heavily engaged with quality data generation and processing in its development works. The organization conduct fact based social and health related studies to support public policy decision making in Liberia and the region.
Natural resource governance remains a major problem in Liberia and the region at large. Youth Bridge strengthens economic accountability through capacity building, monitoring & tracking performances, enhancing trade accountability, corporate integrity, citizen involvement and complete control.
Youth Bridge is managed by a five-members Advisory Board and a management team. The Advisory Board develops policies and appoints the administrative team headed by the Executive Director. The Executive Director in consultation with the Advisory board, recruit and hire competant support staff that includes Program Officer, Finance and Administrative Assistance, M & E Assistant, Gender Assistant, Advocay and Training Officer, Clinical Research Officer and Volunteers.
Francis K. Zaizay
Mr. Francis Zayzay is serves as on-call finance manager for Youth Bridge. Mr. Zazay is a career financial and tax specialist from the University of America. Mr. Zayzay holds two masters (MBAs in Business Administration and Taxation from Clark Atlanta University and Minnesota University. Youth Bridge on-call finance manager has worked with the World Bank project in Liberia and served as senior financial expert in both the public and private sectors.
Amb. Robert K. Gboluma Jr.
Executive Director & CEO
Amb. Robert k. Gboluma, Jr. is the founder and the chief executive officer of Youth Bridge. Amb. Gboluma is a public health policy analyst and researcher. Amb. Gboluma holds post-study Certificate in project management and research from Catania University in Italy, Bachelor degree in Management from the African Methodist Episcopal University, and a Master degree in Public Health (Healthcare Policy and Management) from the Cuttington Graduate School and Professional Studies. Amb. Robert K. Gboluma, Jr. Amb. Gboluma is a smoke-free ambassador and a Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholar of KAC in London. Amb. Gboluma has over ten years of professional working relation with both the public and private sectors.
Mrs. Emmart Varfee
Emmert Varfee serves as the administrator for Youth Bridge. Madam Varfee is an administrator by profession. She holds a bachelor of Business in Management from the University of Liberia and earned outstanding certificate in human resource management from Business Skills Training Institute.
Charles G. Tiah
Charles G. Tiah serves as the program manager for Youth Bridge. Mr. Tiah is a researcher, programmer and human resource management consultant and a knowledge specialist with 10 years of experience in the named areas and 16 years of professional experience overall. He holds Mastery of Management Diplomas in Management of Human Resource and Organizational Understanding and Development, Cambridge International College, United Kingdom and Undergraduate Studies in Executive Business Administration in English and Administration and Higher National Diploma in Project Administration, Cambridge International College and the Institute of Professional Administrators and Managers respectively. Mr. Tiah holds Certificate in Problem-Driven Iterative Adaptation, Harvard University’s Centre for International Development, and Sponsored through USAID.
Dr. Yamah G. Chicoine
Research Pillar Lead
Dr. Yamah G. Chiocine serves as on-call research Pillar Lead for Youth Bridge. Dr. Chiocine is a licensed Medical Doctor and a health researcher schooled in Liberia, China and America. Dr. Chiocine holds a bachelor degree in biology and doctoral degree in general medical. Dr. Choicine has worked with major hospitals as surgery doctor, clinical medical doctor and health researcher with the government of Liberia.
Ms. Anges Kai
Democratic Action Pillar Lead
Anges Kai serves as Democratic Action Pillar Lead for Youth Bridge. Madam Kai holds a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from the African Methodist Episcopal University and an advanced certificate in governance and advocacy. Agnes Kai has worked with Activital under Actionaid-Liberia as governance officer.
Human Rights Pillar Lead
Henry Tumbey serves as Human Rights Pillar Lead for Youth Bridge. Mr. Tumbey holds a Bachelor degree in sociology from the University of Liberia and a certificate in human rights based approach form Global Action for Sustainable Development.
Economic Accountability Pillar Lead
Samuel Flomo serves as Youth Bridge economic accountability pillar lead. Mr. Flomo holds a Bachelor of Science degree in community economics.
Our partnership in support to our programs had been from international, national NGO and individual’s partnership.
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LCUNA Building, Bob Taylor Junction,Paynesville City, R/L West Africa
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