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 2007



Mbugua Njoroge (Kenya) holds a PGD in Mass Communication and at present is a Communications and Gender Officer with the Kenyan Police.   He has also taught English and Literature in a number of Secondary schools in the central province.

Project Title: "Coverage of Gender Based Violence In Kenyan Print Media (2000 - 2006)".


Khamati Shilabukha (Kenya) holds and MA in Social Anthropology from the University of Nairobi where he is a research fellow at present. He has also worked as a part time lecturer in Anthropology at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa in Nairobi.

Project Title: "The persistence of Female Genital Mutilation among the Abagusii and Maasi Communities of Kenya."


Sussy N. Nchogu (Kenya) holds an MA in population Studies from the University of Nairobi. At present she is a program officer at the African Institute for Health and Development. She has worked for the Wold Bank/ African Institute for Health and Development as a Research Assistant.

Project Title: "Circucribing women's views of female circumcision among the Kisii of Kenya."


Akeem A. Akinwale(Nigeria), holds an C in Industrial Sociology from the University of Ibadan where he is presently a lecturer.   He has also worked as a Field Officer for the Stop Aids Organisation.

Project Title: "Dimensions of Sexual Violence at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria."


Luqman M. Shaffii (Nigerian) holds an LLM from the Obafemi Awolowo University. At the moment he is self employed and works as the Head of the Corporate Affairs Department of Luqman Shaffi and Associates, where he is the Head of the Chambers. He is also the National Coordinator of the Civil Rights Initiatives Resource Centre.

Project Title:   "Eliminating Harmful Traditional Practices (HTPs) Against Women In Nigeria".


S Olufunmi Illevabor (Nigeria) holds a B.A in Classics from the University of Ibadan and a PGD in Public Relations. She is presently a Senior Programme Officer (Advocacy) at Action Health Incorporated.

Project Title: Her post fellowship project title is, "Constructing the sexuality of rape Survivors".


Olanrewaju M. Afolabi (Nigeria) is a Medical doctor with an MPH in Reproductive health from Obafemi Awolowo University. He is the Project Advisor of Living Hope Care, Ilesa and also a Consultant Family Physician at the Ladoke Akintola University Teaching Hospital

Project Title: "Sexual Needs of PLWA in Osun State."


Joyce Ahmadu (Nigerian) holds a BSC in Geography from Ahmadu Bello University. At the moment she works as a Project Officer at the Bauchi Field office for Save The Children UK. She has also worked as a Programme Assistant for the Inter-Gender Development Centre, Jos. Youth Development Officer at the Care and Action Research NGO Kaduna.

Project Title: "Building School Based Capacity On Violence Against Girls in Jos Nigeria."


Nafisat Z .Usman (Nigeria) holds a PGD in Community Mobilisation and Engagement from Kano State Polytechnic. At the moment she works as a Programme assistant at the Sustainable Development Initiative Centre. She also worked as a young Facilitator with the Adolescent Health and Information Project.

Project Title: "Islamiya & Sexuality Health of Health of Married Female Adolescents in Hotoro Northern Nigeria."


Mzikazi Nduna (South Africa) holds a Masters in Research Psychology. At present she works as a Lecturer at the University of Witwatersrand. Her main areas of interest are gender, sexuality and reproductive health specializing in Health Psychology.

Project Title:"Distress And Intimacy Among Young Men And Women In Eastern Cape."


Liesl Theron (South Africa) is an Activist focusing on transgendered people in South Africa. At present she is the Director of Gender Dynamix.

Project Title: "Access to Shelters by LGBT People in Cape Town."


Nkonzo J. Khanyile (South Africa) currently works as a Youth Programme Trainer for Engender Health under the Men as Partners Programme. He is also doing his BComm Degree at the University of South Africa.

Project Title: "Involving Young Men in Addressing GBV in South Africa."


Omnia E. Mehanna (Egyptian) holds a Bsc in Economics from Cairo University and at present works as a Development Coordinator with The South Group for Culture and Development in Cairo.

Project Title: "Sexuality Online: Obtaining knowledge And Counselling through a Faith Based Website in Egypt."    


Yasser A. Yasein (Egypt) holds a masters degree in Public Health & Community Medicine. at present he is an Assistant   lecturer at   the Faculty of Medicine , Al -Azhar University.

Project Title: "Female Genital Mutilation: Attitude and Motives among Egyptian Women."


Mina S. Ebid (Egypt) holds a Diploma in Dentistry and at present is a Programme Officer for the AIDS Intervention Unit of Caritas and a Councillor at the Voluntary Counselling and Testing Centre (VCT) Alexandria for the National AIDS Program in Egypt.

Project Title: "Knowledge and Needs of PLWA in Egypt."


Shewikar S. Farrag (Egypt) holds a PHD in Child Mental Health Nursing from the University of Sheffield. At present she is a Senior lecturer at Mansoura University . She has also worked as a Member and Consultant For the    parenting, education and Support Forum and has participated in many international events related to child and adolescent psychiatry.

Project Title: "The Sexual Violence among Egyptian Adolescent Families."


Claudia Shilumani (South Africa) holds a BSc in Medical microbiology and an C in Medical Virology and has just completed an MPH at the University of Pretoria. She has worked for the government of South Africa, Family Health International and The International Labour Organisation. She is now the Regional HIV/AIDS Advisor for Southern Africa with the United Nations Office of Drugs And Crime (UNDOC).

Project Title: "Changing Contexts of Sexuality Education among the Shangaan of South Africa."


Jane Wambui Njagi (Kenya) holds a BA in Education and Literature from Moi University and an MA in Linguistics from the University of Nairobi and another MA in Development Studies with a major in Women, Gender and Development from the Institute of Social Studies in the Netherlands and is working on her PHD which focuses on Gender and Livelihoods. She is presently a Lecturer at the University of Nairobi and also lectures at the Institute of Anthropology.

Project Title:"Orgasm in Kenyan Languages."