Conference Organisers

Jimmy Wilford

Jimmy Wilford

Conference Convener

Jimmy Wilford is the Executive Director of SAYWHAT. He has been working with the institution since its inception in 2003. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Human and Social Sciences with a major in Development Studies (UNISA), a Masters in Public Policy and Governance (Africa University) and a Master of Science in Global Health (Maastricht University-Netherlands). He has gone through various in-house leadership training’s.

Conversations with SARSYC Convener

Spiwe Dongo

Spiwe Dongo

Executive Assistant to conference converner

Spiwe Dongo is the Executive Assistant to the Convener of the Southern African Regional Students and Youth Conference (SARSYC). She is responsible with the coordination of the SAYWHAT regional platform – she is the lead person is connecting the tertiary students in the region. She holds a Bachelor of Science Honors Degree in Rural and Urban Planning and a Master’s Degree in Social Ecology with the University of Zimbabwe. She is currently studying for a post Graduate Diploma in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights with Lund University. She also sits on the African Union Youth Advisory Board, representing SAYWHAT.

Mutsa Kozah

Mutsa Kozah

Regional work Graduate Intern

Mutsa Kozah is a vibrant young lady who is passionate about the field of Social Development, and has a keen interest in gender, human rights and marginalized groups. She recently completed a Bachelor of Science Honors Degree in Sociology and Gender Development Studies at the Women’s University in Africa; after transferring credits in Social Work and Psychology from the University of Cape Town. She is a Regional Work Graduate Intern. Her responsibilities include supporting the regional work program team and the Southern African Regional Students and Youth Conference on sexual and Reproductive Health.

Natasha

Natasha

University of zambia

Natasha Seketa is a 22 year old Zambian 4th year student at the University of Zambia pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration as a major and minoring in Development studies. Natasha is a passionate and vibrant peer educator under the University of Zambia HIV/Aids Response Program who believes that young people can create the Africa they want by discovering their purpose in life and using it for the betterment of society. It is this passion that has drove her to becoming a certified Grass root Soccer HIV Positive living expert in 2016. In that very year, Natasha was accorded the opportunity to facilitate the Girls Inspire program held at Olympic Youth Development Center in Zambia under Girls Unite Empowerment Movement.

Over the years, Natasha has continued to work with various organizations in the promotion sexual and reproductive health rights for young people. In 2017, Natasha Seketa represented the University of Zambia HIV/Aids Response Program at the 2nd Edition of the Southern Africa Regional Students and Youth Conference held in Johannesburg, South Africa on 13th July to 15th July 2017.Natasha Seketa currently serves as Secretary General of the University of Zambia HIV/Aids Response Program Peer Educators Executive.

Chisha Chola

Chisha Chola

University of zambia

Chisha Chola, is a third year student at the University of Zambia studying Social Work, and Currently serving as the Chairperson of UNZA RESPONSE, an association and program that looks at advocating and enhancing the Sexual Reproductive Health And Rights of the University Community. Apart from being an advocater of social change, Chisha Chola is also an Entrepreneur, Media Personality ( Radio and TV Presenter/Producer) and an Entertainer (Actor, Drama Director, Events Manager, Comedian, Director of Programs) and uses these skills and talents as an additional tool for social change.

Mark

Mark

University of zambia

Mark Simweleba is a 3rd year student at the University of Zambia studying Sociology and Demography as my minor.

He is the current Events coordinator for Unza Response team which is comprised of peer educators dealing with Sensitization on sexual and reproductive health Rights on campus.

Wankumbu

Wankumbu

University of zambia

Wankumbu Simukonda is aged 24. Wankumbu is a third year  Media and Communication studies student with a minor in Political science, currently serving as Media Personnel for UNZA Response(UNZA Response is a group of peer educators doing sensitization on Sexual Reproductive and Health Rights on campus) as well as serving the University of Zambia at Sports and Recreation Council Secretary General.

Apart from that he is serving as UNZA Radio Operations Director for the University’s teaching Radio station. And an executive member of the National Task Force on student governance in Zambia. Wankumbu is passionate about students rights and Sexual Reproductive and Health Rights mostly towards female students, especially when there is much Talk around feminism and women involvement in decision making.

Among other things he is motivated to do voluntary work.

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