National Consultations on operationalizing the UNAIDS Business Case to empowering young people to protect themselves from HIV
A consultation on operationalizing the UNAIDS Outcome Framework and the Business Case on Empowering Young people to Protect Themselves from HIV was held in Malawi from 9-16 May 2010.
The purpose of the meeting was to review the national response to the HIV epidemic and young people including progress and challenges and come to an agreement on how to scale up the response to reduce new HIV infections among young people, using the Outcome Framework and Business Case as an impetus.
In preperation for the meeting, a situation assessment on HIV and young people in Malawi was conducted.
As a result of the meetings, the JUNTA developed an action matrix and the three “bold results” (Increasing knowledge of HIV among young people; doubling young people’s use of condoms; doubling young people’s use of HIV counseling and testing services) have been incorporated into the National AIDS Integrated Annual Work-plan for 2010/2011.
In May 2010, a consultation on operationalizing the UNAIDS Outcome Framework and the Business Case on Empowering Young people to Protect Themselves from HIV was held in Namibia. The report of the consultation can be downloaded here.
As a result of the meeting, the Joint UN Team on AIDS (JUNTA) in Namibia developed an action matrix/plan complete with outcomes, outputs, activities and budgets, to guide their implementation of the Business Case at the country level.
The Ghana UN Joint Team on AIDS (JUNTA), working in the Priority Area on Empowering Young People to Protect Themselves from HIV in collaboration with the Ghana AIDS Commission (GAC) and the National Youth Authority organised a consultation to operationalize the Joint UNAIDS Outcome Framework and the Business Case on Empowering young people, 20-21 April 2011.
The main purpose of the consensus building workshop was to review the situational assessment report on young people as well as other relevant literature with the view of developing an evidence based action plan to empower young people to protect themselves from HIV.
The specific consensus building objectives were to:
- Present and discuss the key findings of the assessment of the state of the HIV epidemic and young people in Ghana
- Present and discuss an overview of the National Strategic Plan (NSP-2011-2015) and Operational Plan (OP-2011-2013)
- Identify critical areas of concern to be addressed in a youth HIV strategy.
- Develop an action matrix that targets young people and reflects joint action on programmes, partnerships, coordination and resources.
The final report of the consultation can be downloaded here.