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Kefan Yang is an innovative educator promoting gender equality through education, a youth activist campaigning for equity, social justice and equality. He cares about the marginalized groups, especially religious ethnic children, adolescents and youth who are living with HIV, are subject to gender-based violence and violence based on gender expression and sexual orientation. Kefan is Dai (Tai Lüe) ethnic minority himself from Xishuangbanna, Southwestern borderland of China.
Currently, Kefan is leading a team of over 60 young change-makers introducing comprehensive sexuality education into villages and schools of Xishuangbanna. Prior to this, he was a Senior Fellow for ICT in Education at the UNESCO Regional Office for Eastern Africa in Nairobi. He had also worked for UNESCAP on Strategic Communications and the ILO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific on Gender Equality and Non-discrimination. Kefan holds a Master of Science degree in Media, Communication and Development from The London School of Economics (LSE). While studying in the UK, Kefan received the Leadership Award for 2015 LSE Faith & Leadership Initiative, which was presented by HRH The Prince of Wales at Clarence House.