Capacity Development through long-term partnerships in Asia and the Pacific

A program to develop the capacity of individuals and organisations to contribute effectively to national and regional HIV responses through long term partnerships and linkages between organisations in the Asia and Pacific regions.

The HIV Consortium for Partnerships in Asia and the Pacific is a collaboration of nine Australian HIV organisations formed to foster strategic partnerships and linkages between Australia and the Asia and Pacific regions. The HIV Consortium is implementing the Regional HIV Capacity Building Program funded by the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID). The goal of the program is to strengthen the capacity of civil society organisations to actively participate in and contribute to national and regional HIV responses. The members of the HIV Consortium are key organisations in the Australian response to HIV from the healthcare, research and community sectors. These organisations seek to develop long-term relationships with counterpart organisations in countries throughout Asia and the Pacific. In collaboration with our partners the HIV Consortium supports skills building, organisational strengthening and leadership development. Our activities aim to recognise and identify existing capacity, and to build on this collaboratively through a partnership approach.

The four objects of the program are: ‘to strengthen the capacity of health care workers and their organisations (e.g. health services, professional associations) to actively participate in developing and maintaining effective systems for HIV prevention, testing, treatment and care’ ‘to strengthen the capacity of researchers and research institutions to actively participate in developing and maintaining an evidence base (social, behavioural, economic and epidemiological) which informs effective HIV responses’ ‘to develop the capacity of the most affected communities and their peer-based organisations to actively participate in national and regional responses to HIV ‘ ‘to strengthen the capacity of partners to collaborate across the healthcare, research and community sectors to contribute to effective HIV responses’.

Year of publication: 
2010
Collection: 
UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair
Country: 
CAMBODIA
Country: 
CHINA
Country: 
FIJI
Country: 
INDONESIA
Country: 
LAO PEOPLE'S DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC
Country: 
MYANMAR
Country: 
SOLOMON ISLANDS
Country: 
TIMOR-LESTE
Country: 
VIET NAM
Themes and sectors: 
Health sector

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