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 2006



Modupe Taiwo, Nigerian and a middle level manager in sexual and reproductive health and youth development programmes. She has a background in Counselling and Psychotherapy with a Masters of Arts (MA) in Guidance and Counselling from Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife and a Masters of Science (MSc) in Human Resources Management in the University of Sheffield, U.K. she has over seven years experience in the design and management of youth focussed sexual and reproductive health programmes in Nigeria. Her post-fellowship project is titled "Determining the access of in-school young people with physical disabilities to sexuality information in Osun State, South West, Nigeria".


Hanafeiah Mohamed El Sawy, Egyptian and medical doctor. He has a bachelor degree in Medicine and Surgery from Alexandria University. He is currently working as an Urologist and Sex Therapist for men at Damanhour Medical Institute and Alexandria University Hospital. He has special interest in HIV/AIDS and Sexuality in Egypt. His research project is on "The opinion of medico-social staff about AIDS-related stigma and how to reduce it."


Nokuthula Skhosana, South African holds a Masters of Arts (MA) in Anthropology from Wits University, Johannesburg. She is currently on a PhD trajectory at the same University. Nokuthula works as a social science researcher at the HIV/AIDS vaccine clinical trials division of the perinatal HIV research unit in Soweto, South Africa. Her research interests include the changing of HIV/AIDS, the gendered dynamics and coping mechanisms of living with HIV/AIDS in different contexts, adolescent sexuality in the era of AIDS as well as the power dynamics of knowledge production and usage. She has held several research advisory positions in South Africa and was a lecturer on sexuality at Wits (Dept. of Anthropology) 2002-2003. Her post-fellowship project explores the knowledge, attitudes and practices of school going adolescents in Soweto with regard to STD prevention and management. Nokuthula is very passionate about building networks of strength among emerging researchers.


Abongo Tom Ochieng, Kenyan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Political Science. He is the program director of Equality Now! Development Group Kenya. His area of work is in human rights activism (LGBT). He is experienced in HIV/AIDS pre-test counselling and home based care for HIV/AIDS infected patients. His research is on "Working for a pleasurable and healthy sexual life of the LGBT community."


Bala Emmanuel Bwala, Nigerian holds a B.Tech in Operations Research. He has worked as Youth Development Program Officer, Women and Youth Support Kano; Project Officer, Common Heritage Foundation Yola; and Programme Coordinator, Youth Development And Social Research, Yola. His post-fellowship project is titled "Facilitating the integration of Family Life and HIV Education in Adamawa state secondary school curriculum."


Emmah Nungari, Kenyan is a focus driven gender specialist. She is currently working with the Centre for Rights Education and Awareness (CREAW) as the deputy Executive Director. She holds a degree in Business Administration from Daystar University and a Masters degree in Gender and development studies from Nairobi University. She is competent in gender mainstreaming and integration project design review and analysis as well as Monitoring and Evaluation. She is conversant with Human Rights Based approach to development issues as well as Results Based Management. She is a good public speaker and facilitator, with great inter-personal skills.


Osezua Ogboadena Clementina, Nigerian, is a lecturer and a doctoral student in the department of Sociology/Anthropology, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria, Her research interest include Anthropology of women, Sexuality, Gender and culture. She was recently awarded the Carnegie fellowship of the Carnegie Corporation, New York, which she is utilizing in WISER, University of Witswatersrand, South Africa. As a fellow of the 2006 edition of the SLDF, Clementina is working on a project titled “Changing family structure among the Edos and the phenomena of women trafficking.


Malatji Mimi Eve, South African, Mimi holds a diploma in project management. She has been working in the NGO environment for six years, she worked with South Africa Red Cross, and she is at present a counsellor mentor and a project manager for Tsalanang Youth Development Organization, an NGO that is based in Limpopo province. It aims to promote healthy lifestyles of young people through reproductive health. She is also a facilitator and trainer for youth and adolescent health. And her post fellowship project is titled "Peer talks". She is a dynamic young woman who is very passionate about youth and community development.


Mulama Stella Muchiti, Kenyan, is a researcher/demographer and she currently works as the assistant program manager of “Straight Talk”, a school-based adolescent youth health IEC program in Nairobi, Kenya. She holds a background Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and Literature and a Masters in Population Studies from the University of Nairobi, Kenya. Her post fellowship project is titled “The sexuality education needs of teacher trainees in Kenya”. The main goal of this project is to carry out a needs assessment of what should constitute an effective sexuality education curriculum for teachers. She will use this information to come up with an advocacy program that will aim for the inclusion of sexuality as part of formal curriculum in teacher training colleges.


Chilwane Luphert, South African holds a Bachelors degree in Sociology from the university of South Africa. He has worked for various civil society Organizations, including the centre for the study of violence and reconciliation as researcher on various sexuality issues. Currently working for Gauteng provincial government (Department of Community Safety). His project would focus the reasons and practises of boy’s circumcision and sexuality in rural areas.


Fred-Adegbulugbe Chinyere Ulunma, Nigerian holds a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Linguistics from the University of Ibadan and she is currently undergoing a Masters in Public and International Affairs in University of Lagos. She is a journalist who has worked for six years in about three Nigerian daily newspapers. Presently she works at Punch newspapers, where for about three years, she has covered issues relating to women, children and sexuality. Her project is on "Nigerian media for sexuality"


Mancha Peter Dung, Nigerian holds a B.Sc degree in Accounting from the University of Jos and is pursuing a Masters degree in Business Administration from the same University. He has over the years worked with several NGOs and media outfits with remarkable and outstanding achievements as an office administrator, project officer, TV and radio presenter. He is currently working with Center for Peace Advancement in Nigeria (CEPAN), Jos as a programme officer and New Phase productions (an independent media outfit) in Jos. He will be working on "Youth awareness programme on HIV/AIDS and sexuality in Plateau State."


Odek Anthony Wando, Kenyan obtained a B.Ed in Moi University, Kenya and a M.A from University of Botswana. He has also received Sexuality, Gender and Sexual Health Education in Lagos. He has teamed up with a number of NGOs/CBOs in Kenya as a researcher and a trainer. He is currently a part-time lecturer at Moi University, University of Nairobi and African Institute of Development. His research interests include Sexual Health, Gender, Health and Development, Home Based Care program. He is currently researching on "Sexuality education and its health implications on the sexually active adults of Mageta Island (Lake Victoria)"


Oluwafunmilayo Theresa Adekola, Nigerian is a social worker with the Ministry of youth, sports and social development, Lagos state. She has a first degree in Sociology / Anthropology and a Masters in Social work. She is currently undergoing her Masters in Sociology. Her research interests include Sexuality, Youth and Gender. She has attended several training programs on paralegal advocacy, leadership and HIV/AIDS. Her post-fellowship project is titled "Building the capacity of social workers in Lagos state in addressing sexual and reproductive health issues among their clients."


Farlane Lindiwe, South African holds a B.Sc in Health Promotion and is currently undergoing her Masters also in Health Promotion. She has over the years worked with different organizations and she is currently a research assistant at Italian Cooperation. Her post-fellowship project is titled "Reproductive health aspirations of young black women living with HIV/AIDS. Experiences of support group members in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa."


Haithem Mahmoud Hassan, Egyptian graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, Al-Azhar University. He holds a Masters degree in Community Medicine and Public Health and also a diploma in Paediatrics. He is a medical practitioner and also an assistant lecturer in community medicine and public health department, Al-Azhar University. His post-fellowship project is titled "Sexual and reproductive health education in Egypt: teachers’ perspectives."


Mahmoud Samy Shaban is an Egyptian and a medical doctor. He holds a Masters degree in Public Health and Community Medicine. He is an assistant lecturer of public health and Community medicine in the Faculty of Medicine, Al-Azhar University. He is interested in HIV/AIDS and Sexuality in Egypt. He will be working on "Social impact of sexual violence among married women in Alexandria. (A Bio-Social Approach)"