Call for Applications: : 2006 ARSRC Sexuality Institute
17-24 November 2006
The Africa Regional Sexuality Resource Centre (ARSRC) in collaboration with The
International Islamic Centre for Population Studies and Research, Al Azhar
University, Cairo Egypt, is pleased to announce the third edition of its annual
Sexuality Institute and to invite suitably qualified professionals to apply.
Egypt - 17-24 November 2006
Theme: Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Within Marriage
Goal: To strengthen African intellectual resources and reshape sexuality
research, discourse and action on the continent towards healthy, pleasurable,
responsible and respectful sexuality.
The objectives of the programme are to:
1. Provide a forum for sexuality professionals in Africa to share ideas, update
their knowledge, set the agenda and devise strategies for dealing with sexual
and reproductive health and rights in marriage on the continent
2. Contribute to policy, programme and research actions in healthy and
responsible sexuality in marriage.
3. Build beneficial professional networks and constituencies among sexuality
professionals in Africa
Course Methodology: Incorporating both rigorous intellectual work and social
activities, the Sexuality Institute promotes sharing of ideas, team building
and collaborative work amongst participants in order to nurture relationships
that last beyond the institute.
Through experience-sharing with distinguished sexuality professionals drawn
across Africa, participants are exposed to the most current trends, thinking,
concepts and programming in sexuality. They work in integrated country-level
and cross-country teams on simulated plans as the vehicle for generating
strategic plans for their future work.
Eligibility: To be eligible, applicants need to meet the following conditions:
* Have a minimum of five years work experience in the area of sexuality, sexual
health and rights; reproductive health and right;
* Must be Africans working in Africa
* Must be at upper middle/senior level in their organisations
* Have a postgraduate qualification or demonstrated substantial work experience
Sponsorships: The ARSRC offers a few highly competitive, fully-funded
sponsorship that are open to qualified citizens of Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria or
South Africa, who are resident in the continent. ARSRC sponsorships cover
registration fees, roundtrip travel expenses, as well as, accommodation, meals
and incidental expenses.
Interested citizens of other African countries are encouraged to apply but will
need to seek funding from other donors to cover their travel, accommodation and
living expenses and registration fee.
Requirements for Application: Applicants are requested to submit the following:
1. Fully completed applications forms (free copies available for download from
www.iicpsr-alazhar.org or www.arsrc.org).
2. Reference Letters: Two (2) reference letters are to be submitted with
each application, completed by referees who must be familiar with the
applicant's work in the area of sexuality.
3. Curriculum Vitae: Each applicant is expected to submit detailed curriculum
vitae showing clearly the applicant's research, publications, awards or any
other activities attesting to their competence and achievements in their area
Deadline for the Receipt of Applications: All duly completed application forms
and other documentary requirements should be sent to either of the addresses
below by 20th August 2006 .
The 2006 Sexuality Institute
International Islamic Centre for Population Studies and Research. Al
P.O.Box: 11651 - 1894 Cairo
Tel : +202-5122749 -Fax : +202-5122749
IICPSR Email: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
The 2006 Sexuality Institute
Africa Regional Sexuality Resource Centre
17 Lawal St., off Oweh St., Jibowu, PO Box 803, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria.
Tel: +234-1-7919307 / Fax No: +234-1-3425470
Selection: Notification of the result of the selection will be made by 30th
Programme Officer Information Services
Africa Regional Sexuality Resource Centre (ARSRC)
17 Lawal Str, Off Oweh Str,
Lagos State, Nigeria.