Nkosikhona Mpungose is a community development activist who is the founder and chairperson of Youth Inter-Active (YIA). YIA facilitates leadership, peer education, career guidance, and art and sports development. Currently, he has served as theExecutive Youth Representative for the Kwa-Zulu Natal Civil Society Organization Coalition; the Project Manager for the I CAN Leadership Project which operates under the United States Consulate’s Durban branch; as well as the Activate Station Head for the INK (Inanda, KwaMashu and Ntuzuma) region in eThekwini. He has over 7 years of experience in adolescent sexual and reproductive health and is considered a champion of meaningful youth participation and inclusion. He is the Chairperson of the eThekwini AIDS Council (District level) youth sector and is 1 of 8 African representatives for the HIV Vaccine Network Team (HVNT) which is based in Washington. He is a member of a Community Advisory Board (CAB) at CAPRISA where he advises researchers and doctors on how to approach young people regarding new HIV prevention strategies. He is the Activate! KZN Health Champion Leader, where he leads health advocacy and policy development for youth/ adolescents to have access to quality health care.