ICFP 2022 Youth Trailblazers


Fifty global youth leaders working in family planning and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) have been awarded the ICFP 2022 Youth Trailblazer Award.

More than 300 youth worldwide applied for the honor, which is named in recognition of the important leadership and innovation youth bring to family planning and SRHR. Awardees were selected from Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, and South America.

Learn more about this year’s exceptional cohort of trailblazers below.



The organizers of the 2022 International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) are proud to support the fourth ICFP Youth Trailblazer Award, formerly known as the Youth Travel Award. The ICFP Youth Trailblazer Award aims to amplify and highlight the voices of young leaders in the family planning and SRHR field through active planning and participation in the 2022 ICFP.

This year’s conference theme, “Family Planning & Universal Health Coverage: Innovate. Collaborate. Accelerate.” underscores our community’s belief that family planning should be a core component of universal health coverage.

Through the ICFP Youth Trailblazer Award, young leaders in the field of family planning and/or sexual and reproductive health and rights (SHRH) or adolescent health, aged 18-35 years old, are invited to submit creative short videos that integrate this year’s conference theme and highlight youth perspectives, experiences, and voices in family planning.

Youth selected for the 2022 ICFP Youth Trailblazer Award will play an essential role in providing a youth perspective, voice, and experience to the conference.

Young leaders who are awarded the 2022 ICFP Youth Trailblazer Award will be fully funded to attend the ICFP and the Youth Preconference in Pattaya City, Thailand 12-17 November 2022, including registration, travel, and accommodation costs.

Awardees will also be integrated into the planning of the ICFP, including integral participation on the ICFP subcommittee(s) of their choice, engagement as speakers and/or moderators at sessions during the Youth Preconference and ICFP, and other conference engagement opportunities that will magnify the voices, perspective, and experiences of youth in the family planning and reproductive health community.