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 2010


Bello Sikiti Garba


Dr. Bello Sikiti Garba (Nigeria)
He is the Director, Treatment, Care and Support at the Nasarawa State AIDS Control Agency. He coordinates all HIV/AIDS treatment activities in the state as well as builds capacity of officers at the treatment site. He also provides mentoring and leadership roles at the various sites. Previously, he has also been involved in clinical evaluations and treatment of AIDS patients as well as provided family planning for women including HIV+ persons. He holds a Bachelors of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree with specialization in public health from the University of Jos.

Ifeyinwa Genevieve Okolo


Ms. Ifeyinwa Genevieve Okolo (Nigeria)
She is currently a PhD student at the University of Ibadan. Her research explores areas like eroticism; sexual identities and orientations; the relationship among sexuality, language, morality and politics; and its symbiotic relationship with society, i.e. sexuality as part of a changing discourse. She has presented papers at international conferences which are explorations of gender issues – gender politics and oppressions (areas subsumed in sexuality).

Sadiya Suleiman Zahradeen


Ms. Sadiya Suleiman Zahradeen (Nigeria)
She is a Programme Officer at Youth and Environmental Developmental Association (YEDA) and her duties include: supervision at the vocational training centers and monitoring of community outreach activities. She also had earlier engaged in mobilization, message and material development and social marketing of condoms. She hopes to contribute to the reduction of maternal and childhood deaths resulting from pregnancy complications and illnesses as well as dreams to wake up one day to see the absence of VVF rehabilitation centers. She has a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics from Bayero University Kano.


Mr. Dennis Akpona Oyijioma (Nigeria)
He is a Program Manager – sexual health unit (Men's Health Network/Population Council Nigeria). His major duties include supervision of key opinion leaders as well as provide support for the intravenous drug users (IDU) project. He has previous experience in the implementation of HIV/AIDS related activities and projects. He possesses a Bachelor in Accounting.

Alex Kiwanuka Craig


Mr. Alex Kiwanuka Craig (Uganda)
He is a field coordinator at the Reproductive Health Uganda (RHU) formerly Family Planning Association of Uganda, an affiliate to International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF). His works focus on the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Youth Friendly Services Project in Higher Institutions of Learning. Thus, he conducts Integrated SRH camps, free standing HIV Counseling and Testing (HCT) services and dissemination of IEC/BCC materials to peer educators. He also organizing needs and rights based-training programs on SRHR issues. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Social Sciences and a Master of Arts in Sociology from the Makerere University.

Asuquo Eme Olukemi


Ms. Asuquo Eme Olukemi (Nigeria)
She is a lecturer at the University of Port Harcourt where she engages in teaching of clinical medical students. Earlier she has been involved in organization of trainings on HIV/AIDS prevention, communication skills, counseling and formation of healthy life style clubs secondary schools as well as served as a facilitator in various capacities. She also has experience in maternal and child health issues having provided health education activities for pregnant mothers in relation to their sexual and reproductive health. She holds a Master of Public Health from the University of Ibadan.

Debbie Kangombe


Ms. Debbie Kangombe (Zambia)
She is a Programme Assistant at the Young Women Christian Association (YWCA). She ensures efficient and effective dissemination of YWCA's work to stakeholders. She also participates in report writing and proposal development as well as identifies research and documentation needs arising from the community. Through her involvement in peer to peer counseling, she contributes to building the leadership of young women in issues of sexual reproductive health and rights. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Developmental Studies.

Esmael Omar Njuguna


Mr. Esmael Omar Njuguna (Kenya)
He is the Programme Coordinator of Impact Kenya Youth Initiative. He coordinates the organization's sex work project in Narok, Kenya as well as participates in the peer education training of young male and female sex workers. He provides technical assistance on harm reduction in the project as well as makes relevant preparations of and submissions of work plans and reports. He also has experience in monitoring and evaluation of peer-led activities and data quality assessment. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Sociology from Kenyatta University.

Jedidah Muthoni Maina


Ms. Jedidah Muthoni Maina (Kenya)
She is a Programme Officer at Trust for Indigenous Culture and Health (TICAH). She manages TICAH's "Our bodies, Our Choices" sexuality program, project portfolio development and evaluation. She also undertakes proposal development, organizes workshops and management of logistics, community trainings and outreach as well as report writing. She also monitors reporting requirements and evaluates ongoing project activities and had earlier been involved in advocacy programmes to policy makers, law enforcement agents and health service providers. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Sociology from the University of Nairobi.

Nelisiwe Kuzwayo


Ms. Nelisiwe Kuzwayo (South Africa)
She is a field coordinator at the Centre of the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA). Her major duties include coordination of field work, supervision of field staff, site preparation and networking with schools. She has also acquired previous skills in community mobilization as well as training of health promotion facilitators. She holds a Master's degree in Health Promotion from the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal.

Nakalo Winfred


Ms. Nakalo Winfred (Uganda)
She is the Country Representative, Princess Diana Institute for Population and Development. She directs, assesses and facilitates the 'strengthening linkages between sexual and reproductive health and HIV/AIDS services. She partakes also in monitoring and evaluation of key programmes as well as engages in fundraising activities. She also has experience in the development of information, education and communication materials. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Sector Planning & Management from the Makerere University.

Ese Akpede


Ms. Ese Akpede (Nigeria)
She is a Programme Officer at the Centre for Population and Environmental Development (CPED). She specializes in report writing; proposal development; monitoring and evaluation as well as project management. She is the field coordinator of the HIV Prevention for Rural Youth (HP4RY) and focuses on advocacy to gate keepers of participating communities as well as their mobilization. She engages also in the training of National Youth Corp Members, to help build AIDS competent communities. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Delta State University.

Grace Owusu Aboagye


Ms. Grace Owusu Aboagye (Ghana)
She is a Pharmacist and HIV/AIDS Adherence Counselor at the Korle-bu Teaching Hospital. She holds an International Executive Masters in Business Administration from the Paris Graduate School of Management with specialist in Healthcare Management. Her major duties include provision of counseling services for HIV/AIDS patients as well as training of healthcare providers on the scaling-up of HIV/AIDS programme in Ghana. She had in the past also involved in the symptomatic treatment of clients with sexually transmitted infections.

Omolola Anne Famuyiwa


Ms. Omolola Anne Famuyiwa (Nigeria)
As a media specialist, cultural enrichment facilitator and child development expert, she is currently the Editor/Project Consultant, Cares Global Network (Publisher of Willows Magazine). She is also a specialist in staff management and concept development as well as in mentoring and leadership skill coaching, behavior management, curriculum planning and client servicing. She holds Master of Education (Cultural Studies) and Master of Arts (International Affairs) from Ohio University.

Eyo Francis


Dr. Eyo Francis(Nigeria)
He is an intern at Action Health Incorporated and holds He holds a Bachelors of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree from Lagos University, Teaching Hospital. His special assignments include provision of sexual and reproductive health information to young people, medical consultation and counseling at the youth-friendly clinic.