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Call for Applications: : 2006 ARSRC Sexuality Institute
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17-24 November 2006
Cairo, Egypt

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.

Objectives: 

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 
of work.

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 
Darrassa,Cairo, Egypt
P.O.Box: 11651 - 1894 Cairo 
Tel :   +202-5122749  -Fax :   +202-5122749 
IICPSR Email:  mailto:iicpsr@iicpsr-alazhar.org 

Or 

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 
E-mail   mailto:opportunities@arsrc.org

Selection: Notification of the result of the selection will be made by 30th 
September 2006

Olusegun Sangowawa
Programme Officer Information Services
Africa Regional Sexuality Resource Centre (ARSRC)
17 Lawal Str, Off Oweh Str,
Jibowu, Yaba
Lagos State, Nigeria.
Tel: +234-1-7919307
Website: http://www.arsrc.org
Email: mailto:o.sangowawa@arsrc.org

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