Dakshitha Wickremarathne
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Dakshitha Wickremarathne

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The expert is on the Advisory Group on Adolescent Health Metrics at the World Health Organization. His work is in the areas of health, gender and reconciliation. He is the Co-Founder and Programme Director of Youth Advocacy Network Sri Lanka. He is also a Women Deliver Young Leaders Alumni and a Youth Champion of Asia Safe Abortion Partnership. With UNFPA, as a Master Trainer, he has extensive experience in working with young people and most at-risk populations in Asia and the Pacific. He also served as the youngest Assistant Director for Office for National Unity and Reconciliation chaired by the Former President of Sri Lanka. He was a Commissioner in the Lancet Commission on Adolescent Health and Well Being and a Youth Advisor to UN Women Global Civil Society Advisory Group. He completed his Bachelors in Social Work winning the gold medal for the Best Academic Performance and received a Post Graduate Diploma in Diplomacy and Global Affairs.

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  • Organisation:World Health Organization
  • Designation:Advisor - Adolescent Health Metrics Advisory Group
  • Industry:Non Profit
  • Function:Research and Development
  • Location:Colombo
  • Delivery Type:Panel Discussion

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