Mr. Naphtal Barasa Etyang is The Youth Empowerment through Agriculture (YETA) Chief of Party in Uganda under NCBA CLUSA.
With more than 13 years professional experience in community development and training with specific expertise in youth empowerment. He was the Chief of Party for Winrock International on the Yes Youth Can! Project; a USAID funded youth empowerment project in Western Kenya that promoted empowerment through job creation, income generation, employability and youth access to finance, with special emphasis on cooperative development.
Under this program, he was responsible for mobilizing over 100,000 youth and supporting them organize into groups, gain entrepreneurship skills, and launch businesses.
Previously, Mr. Etyang worked with CLUSA Kenya for over 8 years on a variety of youth, agricultural and health programs. To date he brings to Y.E.T.A many valuable skills in terms of youth mobilization, networking and capacity building.
With training in the CLUSA approach and cooperative principles. He brings on board project experience in integrating health issues (i.e. HIV/AIDS, TB, and family planning) into community development and youth activities.