YESS Regional Representatives

Regional Representatives support the YESS community by sharing experience, special interests, situations, or information from their region. They are responsible for the growth of YESS in their region and serve as the contact point for specific regional questions, activities and tasks.

The YESS Regional Representatives are elected yearly by the YESS Council members. The YESS community currently has representatives for the following regions: Africa, Central Asia, Europe, North America, South America, South East Asia, South West Pacific.

The YESS Regional Representatives for the term 2017/2018:



          Hezron Awiti (Kenya)                                Victor Dike (Nigeria)

Central Asia


Dildora Aralova (Uzbekistan)           Muhammad Azhar Ehsan (Pakistan)



Vikki Thompson (U.K.)                      Jakub Walawender (Poland)

North America


     Palmira Cuellar (Mexico)                                Kevin Reed (USA)

South America


   Leandro Díaz (Argentina)                     Ariane Frassoni (Brazil)

South East Asia


Shipra Jain (India)                            Salauddin Mohammad (India)

South West Pacific


Erik Behrens (New Zealand)                  Mona Ziaeyan (Australia)

The YESS Regional Representatives for the term 2016/2017 are listed here.

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