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Call For Applications: Africa Sexuality Leadership Development Fellowship Programme

in WORLD, 22/02/2013

The Sexuality Leadership Development Fellowship opens its call for applications. The curriculum will focus on sexuality, sexual health and rights, sexual diversity, pleasure, HIV/AIDS and vulnerabilities, gender and violence against women. Deadline for applications: April 30, 2013.

The SexualityLeadership Development Fellowship addresses 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.

Deadline for applications: April 30, 2013.

The two-week course is scheduled to take place in Lagos, Nigeria from July 14th -27th, 2013.

Course Content

The Sexuality Leadership Development Fellowship (SLDF) addresses contemporary issues and emerging best practice in policy and programming for sexual wellbeing. The fellowship is designed to:

  • Provide exposure to cutting-edge conceptual, theoretical and programming issues in sexuality, sexual health and sexual rights;
  • Create a better understanding of the interaction between sexuality, development and social justice; and
  • Facilitate the development of leadership, teamwork, public speaking and advocacy skills to advance the sexual wellbeing within communities.

Faculty and Training Methodology

The faculty for the fellowship is composed of a multidisciplinary team of experts in the field of sexuality, community leadership, advocacy and public health. The training approach incorporates a variety of participatory training methods that enable participants to acquire hands-on skills to start making a difference in their programmes and organizations. The sessions are structured to promote the sharing of ideas, team building and collaborative work amongst participants with the goal of nurturing relationships that last beyond the fellowship period.

Participants

This course is designed for young professionals in public service, civil society activists, programme officers/ managers in health and social development organizations including media practitioners. Applicants should be aged 35 years or below. Minimum educational qualification required is a Bachelor's degree or its equivalent and demonstrable experience/interest in the area of sexuality, sexual health and rights.

Course Fee and Other Costs

The course fee for the two-week programme is US$2,500. This subsidized fee covers registration and tuition costs, resource materials package, accommodation, and breakfast and group lunch on training days.

The fee does not cover round trip tranvel to Lagos, visa fees and other meals or incidental expenses. For more information, send an e-mail to opportunities@arsrc.org

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