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Technical advisor in NUFFIC projects
Macedonia (2015) – Updating the CSE curriculum of the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of St. Cyril and Methodius University
Uganda (2017) – Strengthening Education and Training Capacity in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights programmes in Uganda (SET-SRHR) project.

(Co)developer and trainer in CSE projects. Developing and implementing Rutgers’ comprehensive sexuality education program ‘the World Starts With me’ with Sanderijn van der Doef and colleagues of Rutgers in:

Uganda:
 The World Starts With Me! (WSWM), for secondary schools: www.theworldstarts.org
 A Positive World Starts With Me (WSWM+), for young people born with HIV and other young positives
 My World, My Life (MWML), the paper-based WSWM version for upper primary schools

Kenya:
 The World Starts With Me!, for secondary schools
 The World Starts With Me!, for disadvantaged (slum) youth
 My World, My Life (MWML), for upper primary schools

Ethiopia:
 The World Starts With Me! (WSWM), for secondary schools: www.wswmethiopia.org
 My World, My Life (MWML), for upper primary schools

Ghana:
 The World Starts With Me!, for secondary schools
 My World My Life, for primary schools

Malawi:

 The World Starts With Me!, for the Teacher Training Colleges: www.wswmmalawi.org
 My World My Life, for primary schools

Indonesia:
 DAKU! Dunia Remajaku Seru, for secondary schools
 DAKU Papua! for secondary schools
 MAJU!, for special education schools for audibly challenged and deaf youth
 Langhka Pastiku!, for special education schools for visually challenged and blind youth
 SERU!, for juvenile correction institutes and youth prisons

Thailand:
 The World Turns by My Hands!, for secondary schools in Bangkok

Vietnam:
 Journey to Adulthood, for the Teacher Training University Students of Danang University of Education
 The Teenage World, for secondary schools
 Equipped for Life, for junior high schools

Pakistan:
 The World Starts With Me!, for secondary schools

Bangladesh:
 The World Starts With Me!, for secondary schools

Burundi:
 Le Monde Commence Par Moi! for secondary schools

As an example, see www.wswmethiopiai.org

Mainstreaming Sexual and Gender Diversity (MSGD)

Indonesia, 2012 till present
Kenya, 2012

Capacity Building 

Regional Learning Forum of PSO in Indonesia (2011) and Vietnam (2012)

Training of Trainers (ToT) of Stop AIDS Now and RutgersWPF

(Co)facilitation in:

  • ToT for 18 trainers from Tanzania, Malawi, South Africa, Senegal and Zambia in being able to facilitate SRHR according to the Guide of the ToT project of SAN and RutgersWPF, Durban, South Africa, 23 – 27 June 2014
  • Regional Linking and Learning Meeting of the ToT project in collaboration with SAN and facilitation of the workshop on Sexual Diversity, Pretoria, South Africa, 12 – 14 October 2015

Training of Trainers (ToT) of RutgersWPF

  • CSE meeting on upscaling and sustainability of Rutgers’ CSE programs, Pretoria, South Africa, 15 – 17 October 2015

Study Tours, courses, presentations (selection)

  • Member of the Advisory Group of the KIT’s project on ‘Exploring new ways of improving the sexual health and wellbeing of young males in Bangladesh and Kenya through a motivational intervention approach’ since August 2013
  • Workshop for the course Health Psychology in Practice on Comprehensive Sexuality Education for young people, Leiden, the Netherlands, 14 March 2013, 19 February 2014, 24 February 2015, 10 February 2016 and 6 March 2017
  • Lecture on Sexuality education in different cultural contexts, VUmc, Amsterdam, 8 October 2012, 30 September 2014, 3 September 2015.
  • Workshop on Sexual and Gender Diversity in the NPC meeting of the Dutch SRHR Alliance, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 2 September 2015
  • Presentation of the Dutch approach in the Study Tour Program for African partners of Cordaid, RutgersWPF, Utrecht, the Netherlands, 19 November 2015
  • Presentation and workshop on SRHR and young people in the course for Consulent seksuele gezondheid at the RINO, Utrecht, the Netherlands, 23 May 2014
  • Co-facilitation of the Workshop on Sexual and Reproductive Heatlh and Rights for Dance4Life,
  • Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 28 August 2013
  • Course for students of the KIT (Royal Tropical Institute) on Health Promotion and Adolescents Sexual and Reproductive Health, KIT Building, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, March, May and October 2011, May 2012
  • Presentation ‘CSE in faith-based Settings’ for Cordaid staff. Den Haag, 13 September 2012 Presentation in the Study Visit of the Thai Delegations for Teenage Pregnancy Responses in United Kingdom and the Netherlands with high-level and practitioners of government officials from line ministries, NGOs, media representatives, private sector representatives, and academia working on young people related to sexual reproductive health especially on family planning and teenage pregnancy, Utrecht, The Netherlands, 22 November 2012
  • Presentation of Using the Intervention Mapping protocol for the systematic adaptation and transfer
    of school-based sexuality education from Uganda to Indonesia
    in the International Workshop on Researching Sexuality Education, Monash University , Prato, Italy, 14 and 15 July 2011

Presentations/workshops at Conferences (selection)

  • Women Deliver, 4th Global Conference, 16 – 19 May 2016, Copenhagen, Denmark. Participation and co-facilitation of the session Putting the Sexy in SRHR: The Role of Pleasure in Comprehensive Sexuality Education, Tuesday 17th of May 2016 in the Youth Zone and Wednesday 18th of May in the Holland House booth.
  • Conference “Finding common ground to dialogue on faith, sexuality and human rights” of the ICCO Cooperation and Norwegian Church AIDS, 18 and 19 Jnauary 2016. (Co)facilitation of the workshop on Mainstreaming sexual and gender diversity in Indonesia and Kenya, together with Sri Agustine of Ardhanari Institute in Jakarta. Utrecht, 18 January 2016
  • Expert Meeting on Sexual Diversity of ShareNet International. Introduction and co)facilitation of the workshop on Mainstreaming sexual and gender diversity in Indonesia and Kenya, together with Sri Agustine of Ardhanari Institute in Jakarta. Amsterdam, 14 January 2016
  • Organisation and (co)facilitation of the CSE managers week; the way forward of Rutgers’ programs. Rutgers, Utrecht, the Netherlands, 11 – 15 January 2016
  • Panel member as CSE expert in the the seminar “Back to the Future – Three Sustainable Development Goals and their links with Education”, Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Hague, the Netherlands, 17 December 2015
  • Panel member as CSE expert in the the seminar “Back to the Future – Three Sustainable Development Goals and their links with Education”, Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Hague, the Netherlands, 17 December 2015
  • Panel member as CSE expert in the Fair on Comprehensive Sexuality Education of Rutgers Indonesia and the Universitas Negeri Jakarta, Jakarta, 30 November 2015
  • Presentation on CSE for the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs: theme experts from Bangladesh, Yemen, Mali, Benin, Ghana, Ethiopia, Mozambique and Burundi and Permanent Representatives (PVs New York, Geneva) and staff of DSO-GA, Scheveningen, the Netherlands, 7 October 2015
  • Participation and Co-facilitator in the Workshop: Young Positives and Young MSM: global learning from involving young disadvantaged people in positive interventions. At the congress Soa*Hiv*Seks, 2 December 2013
  • Member of the panel and co-facilitator of the workshop ‘Are you on the right track? Measuring behavioural change’by STOP AIDS NOW! and Rutgers WPF at the event of Oxfam Novib Innovating the Triangle of Education, SRHR and Gender’, The Hague, 23 April 2013
  • Presentation and participation in the Conference Counselling services for LGBT and their families, Hanoi, Vietnam, 9 December 2012
  • PSO’s Closing workshop. Topic: A helicopter view at the TLP Mainstreaming Sexual Diversity – issues, dilemma’s and answers. The Hague,       23 November 2012 and PSO-Partos meeting ‘Is the Learning Agenda Alive?, workshop on the Topic: Experiences SRHR Alliance, The Hague, the Netherlands, 13 November 2012
  • Presentation on Dealing with sexual and reproductive health for within faith based institutions (schools and health centers) and participation in the expert meeting ‘Managing Ideals and Realities, the work of faith based organisations in reproduction and sexuality’ of ICCO & Kerk in Actie, Cordaid and Prisma, Utrecht, the Netherlands, 25 September 2012
  • Participation in the XIX International AIDS Conference, Washington, USA, 22-27 July 2012. Member of the panel on Urgent Support to YPLHIV, Meeting with international stakeholders for input in the Concept note on ‘A comprehensive support offer for young positives’, Washington, USA, 25 July 2012
  • Participation and Co-facilitation the Workshop It is possible to…talk about pleasure in sexuality education? at IPPF’s and RutgersWPF’s EXPO: “EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE”; an international expo of successful ways to improve the sexual and reproductive health of young people, Scheveningen the Netherlands, on 25-26 October 2011
  • Presentation and participation in the International Workshop on Researching Sexuality Education, Monash University , Prato, Italy, 14 and 15 July 2011

 

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