One of four handbooks derived from the country assessments carried out under UNESCO's 'Cultural approach to HIV/AIDS prevention and care' programme. This handbook presents methods for building culturally-appropriate strategies and policies. It first describes current approaches, and then methods for building a culturally-appropriate response. It details action priorities around communication, prevention education, community-based responses, mobilisation of institutional networks and civil society, and capacity building and sensitisation
One of four handbooks derived from the country assessments carried out under UNESCO's 'Cultural approach to HIV/AIDS prevention and care' programme. This handbook presents culturally sensitive approaches to fieldwork. It describes the cultural approach and the major challenges defined by UNAIDS: risk, vulnerability, prevention, care, support and impact reduction. It reviews current trends in fieldwork, especially around community and participation. It then presents key points in building local responses, and action priorities including building partnerships between institutions and the field, culturally-appropriate communication strategies, sensitisation and capacity building
This handbook is based on a UNESCO project on cultural approaches to HIV and AIDS, which focuses on culture as the core element in ensuring relevance, efficiency and sustainability of prevention and care policies and projects. The handbook is intended to be an instrument for taking a cultural approach to HIV/AIDS in the India. It presents a set of methodological and learning approaches to be implemented in planning and training activities. It also presents a series of case studies demonstrating the approach in projects targetting settled and migrant communities in Delhi, female sex workers, men who have sex with men, street children, and drug users. It concludes with lessons learned and recommendations
This checklist has been compiled to provide individuals involved in HIV and AIDS prevention programmes and policies with a tool to assess whether their work is sensitive to the needs of women, men, girls, and boys. The checklist can be used in the development and/or implementation of an HIV and AIDS prevention programme or policy. In addition, the checklist can be used to assess the gender sensitivity of organisations that implement such programmes and policies. It would be useful to programme and policy developers and health trainers
This manual provides "a step by step guide for planning advocacy initiatives, as well as advice for successful implementation. They are intended for country office program managers who wish to include advocacy in their programs. These guidelines will help you to: Learn about advocacy concepts and advocacy vocabulary; Analyze policies that lie at the root of poverty and discrimination; See how advocacy can help you increase your impact; Devise a strategy to achieve your advocacy aims; Acquire essential skills to help you become an effective advocate"
This publication aims to assist individuals and organisations in planning and evaluating interventions in a flexible, comprehensive and participatory manner. Comprehensive participatory planning and evaluation (CPPE) makes use of both casual and dynamic models and offers a high degree of participation, with increased sense of self-esteem and ownership. It is implementation-orientated and can be applied to a number of situations, including programmes and projects. This guide is clearly written, and the CPPE approach is effectively illustrated in simple steps. Covers a range of topics, including problem assessment, intervention identification, planning, setting up a monitoring and evaluation system and proposal writing. The annexes contain two case studies, practical suggestions for planning workshops and a useful checklist
This report puts forward a gender perspective in sexual and reproductive health, and on finding constructive ways to build partnership between men and women. One way of achieving this is through a better understanding of manhood. The report provides an overview of current theoretical and operational knowledge; it proposes programme directions, suggests programme indicators, discusses programming considerations, and informs about innovative approaches used in gender-sensitive reproductive health services and in communication interventions that aim to build partnerships with men. It provides both the rationale for comprehensive and more complex strategies and illustrates recent government, NGO and private sector initiatives. It also underlines the importance of using gender tools on a continuing basis to evaluate service and communication programmes.
This report focuses on the experience of practitioners to explore field-level issues, and to review community participation as an important element in post-conflict programming
A highly participatory strategic planning process in Dominica is involving all sectors of society in a community-based national response to HIV/AIDS
An introduction to the basics of evaluation, its role and importance. Based on a 1997 workshop, this short paper takes a self-evaluation or learning-oriented approach with the emphasis on learning lessons for the future. It includes a discussion of qualitative versus quantitative methods, deciding on indicators, the involvement and input of different stakeholders, and issues for implementing an evaluation plan
A useful handbook looking at the basics of monitoring and evaluation through the examples of SCF projects internationally. Deals with all stages of planning monitoring and evaluation for project design and in particular participatory methods, which it identifies as most appropriate to interventions with young people
These guidelines can be used to design DOTS-Plus projects that are eligible to procure lower priced anti-TB drugs through the WHO Green Light Committee. See also Instructions for applying to the green light committee for access to second-line anti-tuberculosis drugs
Describes the recently developed Accountability, Learning and Planning System (ALPS), an innovative reporting mechanism which promotes learning and adapatation at all levels of organisational practice
This document is a broad national strategic plan designed to guide South Africa's response to the HIV/AIDS and STI epidemic. It presents goals for each of the 4 priority areas - prevention; treatment, care and support; research, monitoring and surveillance; and human rights
This is a report on the UNV pilot project to support people living with HIV and AIDS. The inclusion of PLWHA in prevention, sensitisation and support activities is vital to the success of programmes and policies. The project aimed to ensure that the expertise of PLWHA contributed to decision-making, to strengthen the strategic planning and management of their organisations, to recognise the role of volunteers in the national response to HIV and AIDS. The report looks at all the phases of the project, from country selection, capacity building, training and monitoring and evaluation. The document also assesses the UN support to GIPA in South Africa
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