Sangeet Kayastha
Bangkok-based Nepalese youth activist and Y-PEER coordinator

Sangeet Kayastha is a Bangkok-based Nepalese activist working in the area of sexual and reproductive health and rights for more than 14 years. He holds a master’s degree in development studies and a bachelors in social work. With experience from the grass roots to international organizations, he offers expertise in peer education, humanitarian contexts and gender issues to improve sexual and reproductive health and rights for adolescents and youth.
He is currently Coordinator of Y-PEER (Youth Peer Education Network) Asia Pacific Center in Bangkok, Thailand and has worked with the United Nations Youth Advisory Panel, Amnesty International and the Interagency Task Team on Young Key Populations. Mr. Kayastha also offers experience working with United Nations agencies, governmental and non-governmental organizations, groups and individual activists as an organizer of advocacy events, conferences, dialogues and activities related to sexual and reproductive health and rights and the Sustainable Development Goals. To advance the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), in 2019 he served as Coordinator of the Asia-Pacific ICPD25 Regional Youth Consultation and was a speaker at the Nairobi Summit for the session “A feminist approach to humanitarian action”. He was an organizing core member of the Midterm Review of the Asian and Pacific Ministerial Declaration on Population and Development as part of the APPC Youth Forum at the 2018 Asian and Pacific Population Conference; facilitator and speaker for ICPD Review Bali Global Youth Forum; and a facilitator for Post- ICPD and ICPD consultations.