|CAI Phase I advocacy workshops with Lao|
CAI, a capacity building project of AFAO and APCASO (Asia Pacific Coalition of AIDS Service Organisations) was implemented in Indonesia, Cambodia, China, Lao and Vietnam from 2009 - 2012.
The progress report was developed through a consultative process under the lead of the Centre for HIV/AIDS/STI (CHAS), on behalf of the National Committee for the Control of AIDS (NCCA), with the reporting team including CHAS, UNAIDS, WHO, UNICEF and an international consultant.
CAI Phase II is currently being implemented with a focus on the Investment Framework.
Excerpts about CAI from the report are reproduced below.
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Community Advocacy Initiative - an example of multi-sector partnership that works at community level
Under the theme "Key Affected Community as Partners, not Target Groups", LaoPHA has managed to involve the KAP to take part in the project as equal partners. All partners were enabled to contribute in each step of project's planning, implementation and monitoring processes. LaoPHA, with support from AFAO and APCASO conducted trainings to build capacity for key members of the KAP networks to manage and operate the project, as well have the essential skills to do their work with communities, to advocate and to reach out further to people in need.
To implement this initiative successfully, the people working at communities, as well as Lao PHA and donors have overcome challenges to win the recognition of their work from key government agencies as well as to fight stigma and discrimination within communities. This first example of strong partnership and collaboration between civil society organizations, private and government sectors that actually works for the benefit of the community as well as of KAP and PLHIV. It is "Building capacity for a good partnership" as a member of LaoPHA emphasised.
|AFAO, APCASO and LaoPHA with CAI Phase I |
CBO partners and a representative from the Center for
HIV/AIDS and STIs (CHAS)