Advisory Council

The AQYI’s Advisory Council is made up of a selected group of professionals who have experience in working on feminist, LGBT+ and human rights issues in the African region. The Advisory Council is responsible for providing advice and strategic guidance to the board of directors of the AQYI. Advisory council members do not function as members of the AQYI and are only mainly involved with the Board of Directors through a liaison.

Tiffany kagure mugo

Tiffany is the curator of HOLAAfrica!, an online Pan African queer womanist community dealing with sex, sexuality and all things woman. She is a writer, digital and social media consultant. Tiffany has spoken at Tedx Cape Town and is a freelance writer tackling sex, politics and other less interesting topics and has written a short story (or three) which are published in various anthologies. Tiffany is also a 2016 youth fellow for Open Society Foundation. She has been very instrumental to the leadership of AQYI and will serve on the advisory council as a liaison to the team.

Gabriel Hoosain khan

Gabrielcurrently works as a gender advisor at the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in southern Africa to ensure that humanitarian and development actions responding to conflict and crisis are gender sensitive. Prior to this, Gabriel managed the People’s Power project at Hivos South Africa. Gabriel specializes in developing creative interventions (e.g. art, drama, writings) to build leadership, collaborate with LGBT+ communities and develop strategic responses to injustice.

Khouloud Mahdhaoui

Khouloud is a journalist, camerawoman and audio/visual activist based between Tunis and Berlin. She is the president of Chouf, a feminist organization in Tunisia that began a project called Choufthouhonna, an International Feminist Art Festival in Tunis in 2014. Choufthouhonna was a response to the lack of public space available for women’s expression, a problem linked to the predominance of fundamentalist discourses in post-revolutionary Tunisia.

Joseph sewedo akoro

Joseph is a human rights [advocacy] strategist, bi-lingual in English and French. He is the former director of The Initiative for Equal Rights (TIERs) and works as a consultant at JSA Consulting Group. Joseph has worked with LGBT+ rights activists and NGOs in Ghana, Sierra Leone, Liberia, the Gambia, Cameroon, Mauritania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa. Joseph has a masters degree in Global Diplomacy at the School of Oriental and African Studies of the University of London.

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