Favorite Quote: “I am a Black Feminist. I mean that I recognise that my power as well as my primary oppressions, come as a result of my blackness as well as my womanness, and
therefore my struggles on both of these fronts are inseparable.” Audre Lorde
Dr. Kizanne James-McCarthy ( MSc. MBBS. B.Med.Sci. BSc.) is a multi-award-winning, development professional, Chevening Scholar, reproductive health consultant, and physician, with a passion for global health. She has a wealth of experience leading SRHR campaigns and community development programmes geared towards the advancement of youth and vulnerable populations in the Caribbean that spans 16 years. Growing up in poverty has made her a passionate advocate for youth development,
especially for youth from underprivileged backgrounds. While at university she founded, Caribbean Youth for Philanthropy, a network of Caribbean youth leaders and a hub of opportunities for young people from the region. Kizanne believes in the power of young people to change their communities and their world. She is one of 10 World Contraception Day Ambassadors, a 120 Under 40 Global Family Planning Champion (Bill and Melinda Gates Institute), and Women Deliver Alumna. She holds a Masters degree with distinction from the University of Southampton, U.K. in Leadership and Management in Health and Social Care (Chevening Scholarship), and attended the University of Oslo, Norway, completing postgraduate studies in International Community Health, Accessibility, Equality, and Human Rights. She is an emerging thought leader in SRHR, as published in Marie Claire UK, Family Planning Voices, PSI Impact, among other local, regional and international media platforms. In 2017 she shared insights into the use of mobile health technology to advance SRH in developing countries as a TEDx UK Speaker. In her spare time she enjoys Listening to Reggae music, researching tattoo designs & learning about African Culture.