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[afro-nets] HIV Capacity Building Partners Summit, 16 - 18 March 2011, Nairobi, Kenya

  • From: "Kevin Mazorodze" <kevin@safaids.net>
  • Date: Tue, 9 Nov 2010 16:12:45 +0200

Event: HIV Capacity Building Partners Summit, 16 - 18 March 2011, Nairobi, Kenya

We would like to announce the first HIV Capacity Building Partners Summit which will be held in Nairobi, Kenya between 16 and 18 March 2011. The Summit comes at a time when Sub Saharan Africa still remains the epicenter of the global HIV and AIDS epidemic leading to intensified efforts to expand access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support. However, with only five years remaining towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), there is a clear need for scaling-up quality and effective HIV interventions if MDGs number 4, 5 and 6 are to be met. These efforts call for renewed commitment to developing the requisite capacity to develop and implement effective HIV interventions in the Eastern and Southern Africa region.

However, while there has been some focus on capacity building, there is lack of common understanding of best practices and cost effective approaches as well as lack of consensus on how to define and measure results of capacity building initiatives in the region. It is against this background that the HIV Capacity Building Partners Summit is being organised to take stock of progress, achievements and lessons in HIV capacity building, share best practices, innovations and lessons in critical areas affecting capacity building for effective HIV response in the region. It will further build consensus on a joint plan of action to secure a medium to long term policy and programme action that will strengthen and streamline investments.

Key Conference Dates:

28th January 2011 - Deadline for registration

21st January 2011 - Preliminary Forum Programs published

21st January 2011 - Notification of authors of accepted abstracts

15th January 2011 - Review of abstracts

15th December 2010 - Deadline for receiving abstracts

15th October 2010 - Call for abstracts

Organising Partners

The Summit is jointly organized by partners currently implementing HIV capacity building initiatives in Eastern and Southern Africa region. These include African Medical Research Foundation (AMREF), African Network for Strategic Communication in Health and Development (AfriComNet), The Eastern Africa National Networks of AIDS Service Organisations (EANNASO), Great Lakes Initiative on AIDS (GLIA), Health Economic and HIV/AIDS Research Division (HEARD), Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI), Network of African People Living with HIV and AIDS for Southern Africa Region (NAPSAR+), Regional Aids Training Network (RATN), The Southern African Development Community (SADC), Southern Africa HIV and AIDS Information Dissemination Service (SAfAIDS) and The Southern African AIDS Trust (SAT).

For more information, please visit: http://www.hivcapacityforum.org/

Kevin Mazorodze
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