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Five Post-2015 Consensus Youth Forums were held across Kenya. Each forum brought together 33 participants, engaging a total of 165 young Kenyans. 

The first Forum in Kenya was held at College of Biological and Physical Sciences, Chiromo Campus with the youth group Peer Educators, who after learning more about the costs and benefits of potential targets for the post-2015 development agenda, chose the following as phenomenal targets for the United Nations to prioritize.

• Universal access to contraception
• Eliminate violence against women and girls
• Cut TB deaths 95%
• Reduce forest loss 
• Vaccinate against cervical cancer 
• Reduce infant mortality
• End extreme poverty by money transfers
• Provide basic sanitation for 3 Bn. people

The second forum was held at the University of Nairobi with the literature students from the University of Nairobi. The second forum chose the following targets as phenomenal priorities.

• Universal access to contraception
• End extreme poverty by money transfers 
• Reduce civil wars
• Eliminate open defecation
• Reduce infant mortality
• Provide basic sanitation for 3 Bn. people

The third forum was held at Kenyatta University with the students of the tourism and hospitality department. Afterwards they ranked the following as phenomenal investments to prioritize.

• Eliminate violence against women and girls 
• 100% primary education Sub-Saharan Africa 
• Universal access to contraception
• Research to increase yields
• Reduce civil wars
• Reduce assaults
• Reduce infant mortality 
• Triple pre-school in Sub-Saharan Africa 
• Cut TB deaths 95%
• More male circumcision against HIV 
• Reduce forest loss
• Halve malaria infections 
• Reduce child malnutrition
• Open world markets for food and textiles

The fourth forum was held at the All African Conference of Churches with the young people of the Pan African Movement Kenya Chapter.  Afterwards they ranked the following as phenomenal investments to prioritize.

• Research to increase yields
• Halve malaria infections 
• Universal access to contraception
• Cut TB deaths 95% 
• Reduce child malnutrition
• Triple pre-school in Sub-Saharan Africa 
• Reduce infant mortality
• Open world markets for food and textiles 
• 100% primary education in sub-Saharan Africa
• Male circumcision against HIV
• Increase tobacco tax 125% 
• Reduce forest loss
• Prevent loss of coral reefs
• Make beneficial ownership info public 
• Better access to water for 2.3 Bn. people 
• Increase women’s economic opportunities
• Reduce assaults
• Ensure women’s rights to own and inherit
• Provide basic sanitation for 3 Bn. people 
• Exchange tax information automatically

The fifth and final youth forum in Kenya was held the United Nations Headquarters with the Kenya Model United Nations student group.  Afterwards they ranked the following as phenomenal investments to prioritize.

• Research to increase yields
• Halve malaria infections
• Open world markets for food and textiles 
• Universal access to contraception
• Reduce child malnutrition
• Triple pre-school in sub-Saharan Africa
• Eliminate violence against women and girls
• Cut TB deaths 95%
• Make beneficial ownership info public
• Reduce forest loss
• Prevent loss of coral reefs
• Male circumcision against HIV
• Increase women’s economic opportunities

The video and other media on this page were provided by our local Youth Forum partners, to give voice to Youth Forum participants and show individuals' views on priorities.