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".
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
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."
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.
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.
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.
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)"
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."
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,
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’
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