Dakshitha Wickremarathne is a young researcher, independent consultant, activist and a development practitioner focusing on sexual reproductive health and rights (SRHR), gender equality, youth rights and reconciliation. He is an Asia Pacific trainer on SRHR and has extensive experience in working with most at risk and vulnerable populations. Wickremarathne was the Assistant Director – Office for National Unity and Reconciliation and also served as a Commissioner in the Lancet Commission on Adolescent Health and Well Being and as an Advisor to UN Women’s Global Civil Society Advisory Group. He is the Co-Founder of Youth Advocacy Network Sri Lanka, working to establish youth led accountability mechanisms. Wickremarathne was recently appointed as the Official Sri Lankan Youth Delegate to Commonwealth by the Government of Sri Lanka and was selected as one of Women Deliver’s Young Leaders in 2015. Wickremarathne has a Bachelors in Social Work and Post Graduate Diploma in Diplomacy and Global Affairs. He is currently earning his Masters in Development Studies