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» 2012 Sexuality Leadership Development Fellowship (July 15 - 28, 2012)




The Africa Regional Sexuality Resource Centre (ARSRC) announces the ninth edition of its annual Sexuality Leadership Development Fellowship (SLDF) Programme. The two-week course is scheduled to take place in Lagos Nigeria from July 15 - 28, 2012.

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.


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. For more information, send an e-mail to

For more information and application procedure, visit

Application Deadline: April 30, 2012

Comments from Sexuality Leadership Development Fellowship (SLDF) Alumni

"I liked the different approaches/methodologies used by the faculty members which included the Power walk, field trips and videos. I was also really pleased that individuals were allowed to share experiences from their respective countries-I really learnt a lot from that. Subsequently, I have incorporated the ideas of young people in development with regards to sexuality and reproductive health in my work at TICAH based on the knowledge I acquired from SLDF"

Ms. Jedidah Maina Programme Officer, Trust for Indigenous Culture and Health (TICAH), Kenya. (2010 Fellow)

"I never knew that the link between culture and the expression of sexuality was so strong. Acquiring this better understanding has had an impact on me at a personal level. Also, based on what I learnt at the SLDF, I was able to make the connection between development and sexuality in a proposal my organization developed for programming on sexuality issues in Zambia. We got the funding and the implementation of the project began in 2011 and continues in 2012".

Ms. Debbie Kangombe, Programme Assistant (2010 Fellow), Young Women Christian Association (YCWA), Zambia