14th Annual Sexuality Leadership Development Fellowship Training

July 14 - 27, 2019

The Sexuality Leadership Development Fellowship addresses historical and contemporary sexuality issues and emerging best practice in policy and programming for sexual well-being in Africa. The curriculum focuses on sexuality, sexual health and rights, sexual diversity, pleasure, HIV/AIDS and vulnerabilities, gender and violence against women.

Fellows Class of 2004



Olufemi Steve Adebayo (Nigeria) has a B.Sc. in Demography and Social Statistics and a Masters in Demography and Social Statistics with specialization in Child Health, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Contraceptives from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Osun State, Nigeria. He works with the Centre for Research on Family Health Promotion as a programme officer in Osun State, Nigeria.

Project Title: "Adolescent Sexuality Education and Contraceptive Awareness Among Young Adolescents."


Roshdy Ahmed Aziz (Egypt) has an MBBS in Gynaecology and Obstetrics from Al Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt. He has been an Assistant Lecturer of Gynaecology and Obstetrics with the same institution and is currently the key responsible for the assisted reproductive technology unit at the International Islamic Centre for Population.

Project Title: "Sexuality Education for In-school Young People in One Districts in Cairo, Egypt."


Thando Cengimbo (South Africa) has a Diploma in Health Education and Adult Basic Education and Training in Health Project Management from the University of Toowoomba, Southern Queensland, Australia. He has worked as a Health Promotion Officer with the Department of Health, Mount Frere, South Africa. He is currently working with Health Systems Trust, Johannesburg, South Africa as a Project Facilitator.

Project Title: "Creating Dialogue and Awareness About Issues of Sexuality and Sexual Reproductive Health."


Lucy Wambui Kangara (Kenya) has a B.A. in Sociology and Religious Studies from Egerton University, Kenya and is currently studying towards an M.A. in Development Studies from University of Botswana. She has worked as a Senior Customer Service Officer with Royal Credit Cards/Diners in Nairobi Kenya and is currently a Teaching Assistant with the University of Botswana.

Project Title: "Youth, Church and Sexuality in Kenya"


Lilian Nabwala Kilwake (Kenya) has a B.A. in Community Development from Daystar University, Kenya. She has worked with the Catholic Diocese Development Office in Kenya as Capacity Building Promoter, and is currently a Project Coordinator with the International Medical Corps in Kenya.

Project Title: "Studying the Sexual Behavior and Patterns of Deaf Children in Kenyan Schools."


Joyce Njoki Mbugua (Kenya) has a Masters degree in Community Health and Development and B.A in Community Development and minor in Communications (Public Relations) from Daystar University Nairobi, Kenya.

Project Title: "Access of Sexuality Education Among The Adolescents of Informal Schools in Kibera Slum, Nairobi, Kenya."


Ashraf Moawad (Egypt) has an M B. Bch in Obstetrics and Gynaecology from Al Ahzar University, Cairo, Egypt. He has been a Resident, Tutor and Assistant Lecturer of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and is currently a Lecturer of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the Faculty of Medicine, Al Azhar University.

Project Title: "Sexuality Among Infertile Couples (in Two Infertility Clinic)."


Ehab Hasanin Mohamed (Egypt) has an M B. Bch in Medicine and General Surgery from Al Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt and Masters in Obstetrics and Gynaecology from the same university. He has been Rotating House Officer and Resident in Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department of Al Azhar University Hospital and is currently an Assistant Lecturer of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Al Azhar University.


Mohamed Ali Mohamed (Egypt) has an M B.Bch. in Medicine and General Surgery from Al Azhar University Cairo Egypt and a Masters of Medical Science in Obstetrics and Gynaecology from the same university. He has been a Rotating House Officer and Resident in Obstetrics and Gynaecology with various hospitals in Cairo, and is currently an Assistant Lecturer of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Al Azhar University.

Project Title: "Secret Marriage Among Youth in Cairo."


Nancy Nteere (Kenya) is a freelance journalist and has a Diploma in Communication Arts from Daystar University, Nairobi, Kenya. She also holds a Certificate in Information Technology from Wanton Computer College. She has worked in a local movie production and as an Editor and Reporter with the Kenyan Broadcasting Corporation. She has been a delegate to many conferences on health and sexuality issues including the All Africa HIV/AIDS symposium and the Sex and Secrecy conference both held in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Project Title: "Sex-Trade Among the Under-Age at The Kenyan Coast."


Uchenna Rowland Onyeizu (Nigeria) holds a Bachelor's degree in Agricultural Economics from the Federal University of Technology, Imo State, Nigeria and is currently studying towards a Masters of Science in Environmental Management. He has worked for Women's Health Education and Development (WHED) Abuja, Nigeria and is currently working as a Programme Co-ordinator (Youth AIDS Curriculum) for Education as a Vaccine Against AIDS, Abuja, Nigeria.

Project Title: "Organizing Dialogues to Supporting the Provision of Comprehensive Sexuality Education in Abuja, Nigeria."


Jacinta Agbarachi Opara (Nigeria) holds a National Certificate of Education from Rivers State College of Education and a B.Sc. in Health Education from University of Nigeria. She also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Management and Masters degree in Education from Rivers State University of Science and Technology. She has worked with the Nigerian Gender Action Network as a Programme Officer and is currently. She is currently a lecturer teaching Biology, Population, Gender and Sex Education courses at the Federal College of Education (Technical), Rivers State, Nigeria.

Project Title: "Creating a Better Understanding of Human Sexuality in Omoku, Rivers State: A Cultural Perspective."


Olufunke Abike Osindele (Nigeria) holds a B Sc. in Mass Communications and has worked with various media houses in Nigeria including, DBN Television and Plateau Radio Television Corporation. She is currently working as a reporter/researcher with Minaj Broadcast International Television in Nigeria.

Project Title: "Mobilizing the Media for Sexuality Education."


Victor Nnamdi Sebastian (Nigeria) holds a Bachelor of Medicine and a Masters of Public Health. He is also a member of the West African College of Physicians (Community Health) and the National Postgraduate Medical college of Nigeria. He has worked in reproductive health and child welfare services and is also a general medical practitioner. He is currently a Senior Resident in the Department of Community Health, Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Nigeria.

Project Title: "Promoting Healthy, Pleasurable and Responsible Sexuality Among Adherents in Faith 
Based Organisations."


Sizwe Shezi (South Africa) holds a National Diploma in Journalism and is currently studying towards a degree in Social Development at University of South Africa. He is a Senior Project Co-ordinator for the Male Sexuality, Reproductive Health and HIV/AIDS Project at the Health Systems Trust, a non-governmental organisation supporting health systems development in South Africa.

Project Title: "The Promotion of Involvement of Secondary Schools in Kwazulu Natal, South Africa in The Promotion of Responsible Sexual Behaviour, Respect for Human, Sexual & Reproductive Rights and in The Fight Against HIV/AIDS."


Mary Fatima Taidi (Nigeria) has a B.Sc. in Economics with specialization in Industrial Economics from Bayero University Kano State, Nigeria. She has worked with AIESEC in Nigeria, an International Exchange Organisation as Corporate Relations and Administration Officer, World Health Organisation as WHO-AIESEC Liaison Officer and is currently working as Programme Associate (Training) with Development Research and Project Centre in Kano State, Nigeria.

Project Title: "Narrowing the Gap Between Policy and Practice in Implementation of Sexuality Education in Niger State of Nigeria."