Alvin has over 18 years of working on anti-exploitation in Africa. Reared by a single mother in Liberia, he faced the harsh reality of patriarchy and harmful cultural practices which are detrimental to the wellbeing of women and children. It was at that point that he realized that he must challenge the power and control wheel so that women and children are protected against all forms of exploitation. He believes that when children, women, and men are protected against exploitation and perpetrators are accountable for their actions; sexual violence would be adequately addressed. And this niche of standing for the vulnerable connects him to the values of NCOSE. Coming to NCOSE, he is of the view that he will learn so much that would enhance his work in educating duty bearers, caregivers and right holders on the harms of pornography and sexual exploitation. Also, he comes at a time when NCOSE is elevating its programs at the international level which he would serve as one of the catalysts in preventing and responding to sexual exploitation across Africa.
Alvin is an ideal advocate, facilitator, and mobilizer against exploitation. He did his undergraduate studies in Mass Communications at the University of Liberia in 2001, and graduate studies in educational administration and supervision at the University of Liberia Graduate Program in Education in 2019. He is a 2019/2020 Humphrey Fullbright Fellow sponsored by the United States Department of State. The program brings to the United States the brightest across the world experienced professionals interested in strengthening their leadership skills through a mutual exchange of knowledge and understanding about issues of common concern in the U.S. and Fellows’ home countries, He is presently undergoing studies in “Trafficking in Persons, Policy, and Prevention” at the American University Washington College of Law.
Alvin serves as Program Manager of African Network for the Prevention and Protection against Child Abuse and Neglect and a Fellow at National Center on Sexual Exploitation. He has worked on lots of anti-exploitation projects in Africa and is presently developing an educational project about public health harms of pornography in Africa.