Introductory webinar to research ethics in Africa: featuring the role of community and advocates  invites its membership for a webinar focused on research ethics in Africa on Thursday 9th October 2019 at 3-4 Pm EAT. The discussions will feature;

  1. Introduction to research ethics in Africa
  2. What are the principles of research ethics in Africa
  3. What are the community considerations for research trial participation – minimum standards
  4. Where should the voices of community and advocates be focused
  5. Conclusion – call to action for advocates.
Meet our speakers:

Guest Speaker: George Owino

Affiliation: International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI)

George currently works with the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) as a Program Manager responsible for the Research Preparedness Program in Eastern and Southern Africa; this includes: Clinical Site Support, Socio-behavioral Research, Quality Improvement, Policy advocacy for Key Populations, coordination the MSM health research consortium and Monitoring Evaluation and Learning (MEL) functions.

George has published and presented at a number of international conferences such as, HIV Research for Prevention Conferences (2018, 2016 and 2014), World Pride Human Rights Conference 2014 – Toronto, HIVR4P Conference 2014 and 2016 – in Cape Town & Chicago, ICASA 2015 – Harare, AIDS Impact Conference – Amsterdam 2015, he was a key speaker at the Biomedical HIV Prevention Forum (2015) Roundtable, presented at IAS AIDS2010 Conference – Vienna,  IAS Pathogenesis Treatment and Prevention Conference – Rome – 2011, the Africa Same Sex Sexuality and Gender Diversity conference and  MSMGF pre-conferences 2010.


Name: Itumeleng Indiphile Mothlabane

Affiliation: Young advocate from the AfNHi Youth Cohort

Itumeleng is a young social activist from Fort Beaufort in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. She is an alumnus of the University of Fort Hare with a degree in Bachelor of commerce, industrial psychology and business management. She has acquired an NQF 6 certificate in Just Leadership from the University of Stellenbosch in 2018, has also been certificated in Civic Leadership by Young African Leadership Institute in online cohort 5. In 2019, she became part of Activate! A leadership network of change drivers.

She is a founder of Helping Hands, a student society in the University of Fort Hare aimed to assist HIV infected and affected students. Her love for activism landed her as director of Uzuko Foundation, a small NGO aimed at helping disadvantaged youth in the villages surrounding Fort Beaufort. Itumeleng is now serving as an organizer, an education activist at Equal Education. Her favourite thing is the idea of justice! What more, she also successfully applied for the AfNHi membership in June 2019 and was successful.


Oct 09 2019


3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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