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» 2011 Sexuality Leadership Development Fellowship


The Africa Regional Sexuality Resource Centre (ARSRC) announces the eighth edition of its annual Sexuality Leadership Development Fellowship (SLDF) Programme. The two-week course is scheduled to take place in Lagos Nigeria from July 17 - 30, 2011.

Course Content

The SLDF addresses contemporary sexuality issues and emerging best practice in policy and programming for sexual well-being in Africa. The curriculum will focus on sexuality,sexual health and rights, sexual diversity, pleasure, HIV/AIDS and vulnerabilities, gender and violence against women. The fellowship is designed to provide participants with:

* Exposure to cutting-edge conceptual, theoretical and programmatic issues in sexuality, sexual health and sexual rights in Africa;
*  A better understanding of the interaction between sexuality, development and social justice; and

*  The opportunity to develop essential leadership, teamwork, and advocacy skills to advance the sexual well-being of the communities they serve.

Faculty and Training Methodology

The SLDF Faculty is made up of a multidisciplinary team of experts in the field of sexuality, sexual health and rights and advocacy. The course is conducted in English and the team utilizes classroom instruction, group work, case studies, simulation exercises, reading and films. The fellowship is structured to promote the sharing of ideas, teambuilding and collaborative work among participants in
order to nurture relationships that last beyond the fellowship period. Participants This course is designed for young African professionals in public service, civil society activists, programme officers/ managers in social development organizations or media practitioners. Applicants should be aged 35 years or below.

Minimum educational

qualification is a Bachelor's degree or its equivalent and demonstrable experience/interest in the area of sexuality, sexual health and rights, gender and HIV/AIDS.

Course Fee

The course fee for the two-week programme is US$2,500. This subsidized fee covers registration and tuition costs, resource materials package, accommodation including breakfast from and group lunch on training days. The fee does not cover round trip travel to Lagos, visa fees and other meals or incidental expenses. The ARSRC will offer a very limited number of highly competitive scholarships on a cost-sharing basis. This scholarship will cover tuition, accommodation and meals while airfare/travel and visa costs will be the responsibility of the selected awardees. Only applications received by April 30, 2011 will be eligible for sponsorship consideration.

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