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 2009



Obi, Helen Chukwunomnso (Nigeria), holds a BSc. in Applied Biochemistry from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State and is presently working on her MPH at University of Benin, Edo State, Nigeria. She is presently a Program Officer at the Women’s Health and Action Research Center (WHARC), Benin City, Edo State. She is also a Master Trainer for the Sexual and Reproductive Health and HIV/AIDS Prevention Project, UNICEF C Field office. Her goal is to become a public health consultant with specialty in reproductive and sexual health of Women and Children.


Tobrise, Eloho Ese (Nigeria), holds an M Sc and is currently working on her PhD both in Geography & Regional Planning. She is a Programme Officer at the Center for Population and Environmental Development, Benin City, Nigeria. She has attended a 2-day Sexuality Workshop organized by AHI. Her objective is to use the knowledge acquired to improve the Sexuality, Sexual Health and Rights project (HP4RY) which she is currently involved in.


Bagara, AbdulHamid Adbullahi (Nigeria), holds a B Sc in Chemistry and is working on a Post Graduate diploma in Community Development. He is Senior Programme Officer at the Community Health and Research Initiative, Kano, Nigeria. He is currently the second Secretary, Sahawa Youth Development Organization amongst other things. He has also attended various courses and trainings on sexuality, contraception and family planning. His goal is to widen his scope on Sexuality, Sexual and Reproductive health as well as aid in the development and implementation of future research and programmes.


Akinbolusere, Bosede Funmi (Nigeria), holds B Sc. in Agric. Economics as well as a Diploma in Gender Mainstreaming from the International Training Center of the ILO. She is currently the Project Coordinator, Development Initiatives for Community Enhancement (DICE) Abuja. She has participated in various training programmes like the Sexual Health and AIDS prevention for Adolescents, organized by Ofri Training Center, Jerusalem, Israel and Participatory Planning Monitoring and Evaluation (PPME) by Wageningen International, Netherlands. Her goal is to enhance her capacity in developing young leaders, especially in rural communities.


Allen-Alebiosu, Omolade Ibiyinka (Nigeria), holds a B Sc (1st Class) in Public Health from Babcock University, Ogun state. She is currently a Graduate Assistant/ Field Supervisor at Babcock University, and prior to that she was a Student intern at Association for Reproductive and Family Health. She was a facilitator at the Women’s Health Workshop held in Abeokuta, Ogun State. Her goal is to acquire the skill required in order to create intervention programs aimed at improving sexual health and sexuality issues in developing countries including Nigeria.


Zahradeen, Hauwa (Nigeria), holds a BA in Mass Communication/ Hausa, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Policy and Public Administration both from Bayero University in Kano State. She is a News Reporter and was a Producer and Presenter on Health programs, both for Kano State Radio Corporation. She is also the Auditor for the National Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ), Kano chapter. Her objective is to increase awareness to her listeners in Kano state and neighboring states and countries about their development by providing adequate information and knowledge on their health and rights through radio programmes.


Khavetsa, Christine (Kenya), holds a B.A. in Sociology from the Egerton University, Njoro, Kenya. She is currently a research assistant at the International Centre for Reproductive Health, Kenya. She has been involved in various programs concerning issues like Same-sex relations as well as Women’s sexual health and human rights. Through out her study period in the University she functioned as an HIV/AIDS peer counselor. Her goal, being young in the field of sexuality hopes that the fellowship would be a great opportunity for her to gather knowledge and experience around sexuality issues in Africa.


Nthiga, Peter Rugano (Kenya), holds a B.E in Science (Physics, Biology & Chemistry). He is an External consultant to the Master Trainer Adolescent Sexuality Project as well as a Consultant facilitator for Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health (ASRH). He has written, produced and directed award winning plays, poem and narratives. His main objective is to acquire the necessary skills required to advocate for space on discourse on sexuality in both formal and informal institutions in Kenya.


Muchoki Samuel M. (Kenya) holds a B.A and a M.A in Anthropology. He has held various capacities in different organizations over the last five years. He has worked as a program manager for the Good People World Family (GPWF), and as a researcher with GROOTS (Kenya) and Cultural Heritage Department of the National Museums of Kenya. Samuel has undergone a series of professional trainings in the areas of sexuality organized by La Trobe University (Australia), International Associations for the Study of Sexuality Culture and Society (IASSCS) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) among others. Samuel won the 19th World Association for Sexual Health (WAS) best manuscript award for his paper titled “ An Interplay of Individual Motivations and Socio-Cultural Factors Predisposing Men to Acts of Rape in Kenya” during the World Association for Sexual Health Conference held in Gothenburg, Sweden between June 21st and 25th 2009. His objectives are to
1. Get grounded in sexuality theories and gain an in-depth understanding of sexuality issues,
2. Develop skills in undertaking research in the field of sexuality and to create a wider network with sexuality researchers and practitioners all over the world.


Dr. Nayiga Joy Hilda (Uganda) holds an M Sc in Population and Reproductive Health and is working on a Masters in Public Health. She is currently the Senior National Programme Officer at the Population Secretariat, Ministry of Finance Planning and Economic Development. She is working with Legislators in East Africa and Uganda, giving them the necessary information needed for the advocacy of issues on Sexual health and rights. She has also worked as a medical coordinator in a refugee camp focusing her attention on areas of medical health and rights, her main objective is to use the knowledge acquired to develop culturally significant comprehensive programs in the area of sexuality and sexual health rights in Uganda.


Jaga, Wilson (Uganda), holds a B Sc in Development Studies from Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda. He is the CEO of Child Care & Rescue Programme in Kampala, Uganda. While working with the Association of Ugandan Women Medical Doctors, he was instrumental to the establishment of the Kawempe Teenage Center, which up to date is one of Uganda’s model teenage centers that provide free sexual and reproductive health services to young people. His goal is to acquire the necessary skills required for him to lead his team towards the planning and creation of strategic interventions needed to address the pressing sexual and reproductive health concerns of women and young girls who have not seen peace in the last two decades.


Kamunga, Cibangu Franck (DRC), holds a Masters in Democracy, Development and Rule of Law from Stanford University, USA in addition to, amongst other degrees, a Graduate degree in International Public Law and International Relations. He was the coordinator of the Africa Democracy Forum and even served as the state monitor (Ekiti State, Nigeria) for EU External Monitoring Mission to the Nigeria Census in 2006. He has also served in the Electoral Institutes in various countries. His goal is to enhance his capacity to work more efficiently on Sexual rights and sexual health programs in his country, and in the long run influence national policies on the sexual health sector of DRC.


Nuha Mohamed Abdalla (Sudan) holds a B Sc of the Basic Medical Sciences from Omdurman Islamic University. She has participated in training courses on Gender and Reproductive Health for Middle East and North Africa. She worked as Program Officer for Youth Peer Education on Reproductive Health focusing on HIV/AIDS with the PPFA. Currently, she is the Development Advisor for Civil Society Organizations at the Sudanese Development Initiative (SUDIA). She is responsible for capacity development of 11 local organizations, 3 of them are active actors in the field of Development & Advocacy for ASRH policies in Sudan. Her objectives are to share country experience and also have a chance to learn about Sexuality issues in other African countries.


Ali, Dalia Abd El-Hameed (Egypt), holds a B Sc in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Cairo University and. She has also attended various training courses in Human rights studies. She is currently a Pharmacist at the El-Galaa Educational Hospital, Cairo, Egypt and also a Research Coordinator at New Woman Foundation. She volunteered t produce the Arabic version of Reproductive Health Matters Journal. She hopes to learn from the experiences and background of others, also to network and exchange opinions with other activists of similar interest.


Kouassiaman, Bosson Caroline (Ivory Coast & USA), holds a masters degree in Public Administration from Syracuse University, New York in addition to a BA in Economics, Diplomacy and World Affairs with major emphasis on International development and Asian studies. She is the Project Coordinator of Innovations for Poverty Action – Ghana. She hopes to become an effective activist-development professional-researcher in areas where gender, sexuality and development meet.