Joseph Akot

Individual Member

Joseph has dedicated his work to the betterment of young people, representing them as the chair of the South Australian peak body Youth Advisory Group the Women's and Children's Health Network and implementing a governance structure that puts the voice of young people at the center of decision making. Joseph has gone on to lead the consumer health forum of Australia's Youth health forum, the national peak body. Within his time the Youth health forum had funded different initiatives across the country to find solutions to gaps in health service. 

Joseph is passionate about the voice of young people, and continues to fight for their best interests because he sees himself in them. Joseph had spent a long time as a teenager within health services and hospitals. From his experiences he wants to ensure that our young people do not have to suffer the same fates he did.


Picture of YNOT board member Joseph Akot smiling with the background of a hedge.