Kenly Sikwese

Kenly Sikwese, Zambia

Kenly Sikwese, Zambia

Kenly Sikwese was born in Chililabombwe, a Copperbelt mining border town to Malawian immigrant parents.
Kenly worked in the private sector for 15 years before moving to the UK in 2001. He is motivated by the AIDS related death of his two brothers and his own HIV diagnosis 2003. Kenly joined the HIV movement in the UK with the Uganda AIDS Action Fund and Terrence Higgins Trust (East). Returning to Zambia in 2007, he has volunteered in HIV treatment at Our Lady’s Hospice and worked at the Zambian Action Against HIV and AIDS in Lusaka, and the Network of Zambian People Living with HIV (NZP+). At the NZP+ Kenly worked as the Country Coordinator implementing the PLHIV Stigma Index and other research tools in partnership with GNP+ and World AIDS Campaign. He is a member of the African Community Advisory Board (AFROCAB) and collaborates with the Treatment Advocacy and Literacy Campaign to promote GIPA in the national HIV response. He has attended The National Institute for Public Administration (NIPA), Business School in Manchester, Thames Valley University, the Chainama College of Health Sciences and The Foundation for professional Development . He is a member of the International AIDS Society Steering Committee on Treatment as Prevention and a member of the Robert Carr Civil Society Networks Fund International Steering Committee among. He speaks in different forums on the issues affecting PLHIV among others. Kenly is married to his second wife Caroline and they have four children.