James Koryor

Inspire Intern, Virginia

James Koryor is a Liberian youth advocate and a USAID trained project manager. He has developed, managed and implemented many youth-focused projects and programs in Liberia and has over eight years of experience working with vulnerable, disadvantaged and war affected youths across his country.

Over the years, James has written a series of policy advocacy articles calling for more transparent and accountable government in Liberia. He has issued press statements calling for the elimination of female genital mutilation and violence against women and girls as well as providing access to educational support for disadvantaged girls and advocating for sexual and reproductive health rights of young people across Liberia.

He holds a postgraduate certificate in Human Rights & Drug Policy from the University of Ghana, School of Law as well as a certificate in Integrity & Anti-Corruption, Independent Corrupt Practices & Related Offences Commission  & Transparency International, Lagos, Nigeria. He is also a commissioned Anglophone West Africa Youth Integrity Ambassador.

James holds a Bachelor Degree in Public Administration from the University of Liberia. He has been the Founder/Executive Director of the Consolidated Youth for Peace & Development a registered nonprofit youth development organization operating in Liberia since 2008. Additionally, he is an executive member of the Federation of Liberian Youth and a US Department of State 2017 Community Solutions Program Fellow.

James joins the Inspire team in Virginia as part of an IREX CSP Fellowship.  He is very interested in learning how we communicate with young people in the U.S. to engage them in voting as he recognizes how important this tool is in shaping democracy.

Contact James at james.koryor@inspireus-va.org

 

 


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