HAJJARA SANYU
Board Chair,Uganda

Hajjara is a sex worker, a queer feminist, a human rights activist and defender. Besides that, she is the Executive Director Lady Mermaid Empowerment Centre. She is the alternate representative of Key Affected Population on the Global Fund Uganda Country Coordinating Mechanism, a Board Assistant Treasurer at Most at Risk Populations Network and Community Advisory Board.

AMAKA ENEMO
Board Member, Nigeria

Amaka Enemo is the national coordinator of Nigeria Sex Workers Association (NSWA) and also the Executive Director of Passion and Concern for Women Welfare and Empowerment Initiative (PACOWWEI),

Kerena Mavinga Wete
Board member,Angola

Kerena is a feminist and human rights activist who specialises in the human rights of women, girls and sex worker’s community. She is currently the Coordinator of the Doce Para Semper-SW -an organisation that advocates for the rights and the bodily autonomy of Women and sex workers in Angola.
She is focused on administering the strategic, programmatic, operational, and management of the sex work and women rights’ movement building in Angola.
Kerena has passion and vast experience in advocating for the reduction of violence, stigma and discrimination against women and sex workers.
She also advocates for the recognition of sex work as decent work. She is also HIV / AIDS advocate. Her other goal is to improve sex workers’ and women’s access to health care, achieve gender parity in institutions and in communities. She also advocates for women to achieve women’s economic independence.
As a gender activist Kerena has been very active in gender activism within Angola.She is currently working on gender-based violence and human rights violations towards women and sex workers. With these foundations and principles, she prioritises leadership development, human rights, social justice, emancipation of movement building as well as health & wellbeing of women and sex workers.
She completed Economic and Legal Sciences Course.She also graduated in Sex Workers Academy (SWAA). She worked as a Peer Educator and administrator in the PSI / Angola Proactive Project.She also worked as a Human Rights Activist at Accao De Solidariedade Esaude Comunitaria (A.S.S.C) in Angola.
Kerena writes and speaks Portuguese and Lingala / Kicongo very clearly.
Kerena is a feminist and human rights activist who specialises in the human rights of women, girls and sex worker’s community. She is currently the Coordinator of the Doce Para Semper-SW -an organisation that advocates for the rights and the bodily autonomy of Women and sex workers in Angola.
She is focused on administering the strategic, programmatic, operational, and management of the sex work and women rights’ movement building in Angola.
Kerena has passion and vast experience in advocating for the reduction of violence, stigma and discrimination against women and sex workers.
She also advocates for the recognition of sex work as decent work. She is also HIV / AIDS advocate. Her other goal is to improve sex workers’ and women’s access to health care, achieve gender parity in institutions and in communities. She also advocates for women to achieve women’s economic independence.
As a gender activist Kerena has been very active in gender activism within Angola.She is currently working on gender-based violence and human rights violations towards women and sex workers. With these foundations and principles, she prioritises leadership development, human rights, social justice, emancipation of movement building as well as health & wellbeing of women and sex workers.
She completed Economic and Legal Sciences Course.She also graduated in Sex Workers Academy (SWAA). She worked as a Peer Educator and administrator in the PSI / Angola Proactive Project.She also worked as a Human Rights Activist at Accao De Solidariedade Esaude Comunitaria (A.S.S.C) in Angola.
Kerena writes and speaks Portuguese and Lingala / Kicongo very clearly.

Muhammad Gaji
Board Member,Kenya

Muhammad Gaji is a Transwoman Sex worker activist based in Kenya. She is the Executive Director and a founder of a Sex Worker Led Organization named Muamko Mpya CBO based in Lamu Island, North Coast of Kenya. She advocates to accelerate sex work activism through community based approach and individual capacity building.
She advocates for sexual and reproductive health rights for Sex Workers, Sex Workers Empowerment, HIV awareness and ending stigma and violence among sex workers.
Moreover, she is a Bachelor’s degree holder of Banking and finance.

Nshombo Aime Furaha
Board Member,Democratic Republic Of Congo (DRC)

Nshombo Aime Furaha is the Executive Director Umande in the republic of D.R.Congo. She is a Former Board member of NSWP- Global Network of Sex Work Projects.
She is passionate about working for health and human rights around the DRC and in Africa.
She is dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women in DRC.She is a champion for sex workers and the marginalised women in defending their rights where she accelerates the progress on meeting their health and rights needs.
She works well with governments and civil society to advocate for change in laws, policies, programmes and services needed to ensure that sex workers’ rights are upheld.

Leeroy Mkhokheli Gumpo
Member, Zimbabwe

Leeroy Mkhokheli Gumpo is a young man aged 25. He is an aspiring development practitioner who defines development as a multisectoral approach to humanity. Leeroy Mkhokheli Gumpo is a Human Rights Activist who applies a human rights-based approach in all whims of life. He is a Feminist hence making him a very vibrant sex worker advocate and activist. He drives a mantra that speak against the stigma and discrimination of human beings that can be based on sexual orientation, sexual identity, gender expression and identity. Diversity is the best term that can define Leeroy Mkhokheli Gumpo in a nutshell. He is currently the Southern Africa Sex Workers Alliance (SASWA) Regional Coordinator.

Leeroy Mkhokheli Gumpo has been highly involved in advocating for the recognition of key and vulnerable populations mainly in Zimbabwe. In 2019 he was trained in Nairobi Kenya for the Global Fund Technical Expertise and was further tasked to be the Lead facilitator on Global Fund Technical Expertise to all sex worker civil society organizations in Harare Zimbabwe. The following are spaces that echo Leeroy Mkhokheli Gumpo’s passion in sex workers advocacy: In 2019 he worked for Pow Wow (a sex worker organization that seeks to enhance the respect and recognition of sex workers in Bulawayo) as a Programmes officer implementing a project called Sex Workers Empowerment Advocacy Project (SWEAP) which was funded by the Red Umbrella Fund in collaboration with Mama Cash. He then transitioned in 2020 to being the Pow Wow Coordinator.

Leeroy Mkhokheli Gumpo is a sex worker representative in the Young Key Populations Steering Committee and Advocacy Working Group in Zimbabwe, he has been highly engaged in a project dubbed “Linking Policy to Programming for Young Key Populations in Southern Africa”, a project that was implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in partnership with African Men for Sexual Health and Rights (AMSHeR) and the University of Kwa Zulu Natal (HEARD). Through this exposure he has gained undoubted expertise in key populations programming, facilitation and coordination of any key population or HIV programming related aspects. Leeroy has participated in regional and global conventions that highly influence sex workers advocacy and activism some of the examples of these conventions are the International AIDS Conference and the International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA)

Nehemiah KAKPO
Board Member: Benin

Nehemiah has a Master's Degree in Entrepreneurship and Project Management (EGP)

He is a community expert in the implementation and support of HIV/AIDS programs among key populations in West Africa Region.

He was the Monitoring and Evaluation Manager on the Project ``Universal access to services for the prevention of HIV infection, care and treatment and community-based support which was funded by Global Fund and PLAN INTERNATIONAL

He is the Robert Carr/NSWP/ASWA focal point to support the ongoing efforts to build evidence of the impact of the COVID-19 and HIV crisis among sex workers in West Africa.

As NSWP consultant, he was involved in the development of the terminology guide on sex work and sex workers to mitigate the consequences of misinformation around sex work and sex workers.

He is a strategist in resource mobilization.

As a consultant he was involved in the collection, analysis and processing of data on the Project ``ITPC Regional Community Observatory on Treatment’’ in West Africa to increase access to HIV services among people living with HIV 2017-2019 funded by the Global Fund,

He was the Program and Monitoring-Evaluation Officer at the Association Solidarite in Benin.

He was the Manager of the Capacity Building Project for members of the NGO Solidarity on issues of rights and reproductive health among female sex workers funded by the Health Equity Project.

He is a Trainer of Trainer (T.O T) where he trained Peer Educators in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) and Gender-Based Violence (GBV);

Wadjo noupa Moïse
Board member, Cameroon

Wadjo is a young Cameroonian LGBTIQ sex worker and injecting drug user human rights and health advocate. He is the coordinator of HIV/AIDS, STI, Tuberculosis, liver, sexual and reproductive health, mental health and COVID-19 activities for the CHAMP project.

He graduated from the Sex Workers Academy Africa (SWAA) in 2016.He graduated from the academy for the prevention of torture in Cameroon in 2018. He is the regional coordinator in HIV activities for MSM for the Global Fund.

He is the director of programs at Alcondoms Cameroon.

He has presented several abstracts on MSM, Sex work and drug use at the international level.