Elizabeth Talatu Williams has six years’ experience in the development sector and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Lagos, Nigeria. Currently, Elizabeth is the Executive Director of the Sustainable Impact and Development Initiative, passionate about advancing the Sexual Reproductive Health (SRH) of young people.
As the Youth Coordinator of the UNFPA Youth Participatory Platform Lagos, she advocated for the integration of comprehensive sexuality education into the curriculum of non-formal vocational training in the state. This was successfully adopted in 2019 by the State Government. Elizabeth has empowered over 5000 young people across Nigeria on SRHR through school and community outreaches, peer educator training, and social media.
Elizabeth is the Deputy National Coordinator of AFRIYAN Nigeria, coordinating 25 youth-led organizations working on the SDGs. Elizabeth served as a panelist at the International Center for Research and Women (ICRW) side-event in New York and a speaker at the ICPD25 Conference in Kenya advocating for the SRHR of young people. Elizabeth was named by Global Citizen as one of ‘6 Young Activists In Africa Working To Save The World’ and ‘100 Women Creating a Better Africa’ by WeForGood. Elizabeth aspires to advance her career in SRHR and Youth Development.