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Move together now! Community and youth mobilisation for HIV prevention among young people in Uganda

MINISTRY OF GENDER, LABOUR AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
2008

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This guide covers basic ideas on community mobilisation, youth participation and participatory tools with examples from Africa. It aims to equip users with competencies to develop the capacity of communities and young people to work together to address sexual and reproductive health (including HIV) needs of young people in Uganda. It provides tools and processes for mobilising young people and communities at various stages and planning activities for HIV prevention

Community advocates training manual : the HIV/AIDS prevention project for vulnerable youth in northern Nigeria

POPULATION COUNCIL
2007

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"The Community Advocates training manual is a curriculum developed by Population Council, Nigeria under the HIV Prevention Project for Vulnerable Youth in Northern Nigeria funded by USAID/Nigeria. The curriculum was developed as a tool for training community advocates to conduct advocacy activities on the issues of early marriage, HIV/AIDS and reproductive health. The curriculum is developed on the premise that community representatives can speak out on issues concerning their lives and community, if given the necessary skills"

Let's talk about HIV counselling and testing : facilitators' guide

International HIV/AIDS Alliance
December 2006

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This is a toolkit to help NGOs and community-based organisations working to mobilise communities to improve their awareness of HIV counselling and testing and to improve the up-take of HIV counselling and testing; advocating for increased access to quality HIV counselling, testing, care, treatment and prevention; or interested in providing HIV counselling and testing services. It is divided into eight sections: What is HIV and what is AIDS?; what is involved in HIV counselling and testing; who is providing these services in the community and who they are for; the advantages and barriers of counselling and testing; stigma, discrimination and confidentiality; the needs of people after being tested and ideas for community activities. Each section has an accompanying information sheet

Evaluating Stepping Stones : a review of existing evaluations and ideas for future M&E work

WALLACE, Tina
June 2006

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This publication aims to review monitoring and evaluation activities, methodologies and findings around the Stepping Stones (SS) approach. Over the last ten years, Stepping Stones has been used by many NGOs as an effective tool for HIV prevention, gender empowerment, community mobilisation and promotion of PLWHA rights. However, monitoring and evaluation documentation on SS is sparse and does not reflect the wealth of learning about the methodology. Key findings show that SS helps improve communication about health issues and supports behaviour changes, although evidence that it has led to a decline in HIV or AIDS incidence is less clear. The report calls for well-designed and systematic monitoring and evaluation activities, and for a strategic dissemination of findings and monitoring and evaluation data

Tools together now : 100 participatory tools to mobilise communities for HIV/AIDS

INTERNATIONAL HIV/AIDS ALLIANCE
May 2006

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This publication provides a comprehensive selection of participatory learning and action tools and interactive exercises to enable communities, organisations and groups to work together and effectively in the design, implementation and evaluation of HIV and AIDS programmes. It was specifically designed to use alongside "All Together Now! Community Mobilisation for HIV/AIDS". The what, why and how of each tool is clearly described, and comments and suggestions for facilitators are also included. Each activity is accompanied by a chart, diagram or illustration that can be replicated or adapted in workshops and group activities. Tools are arranged in sections, including mapping tools, time analysis tools, linkages and relationship tools, experiential tools, prioritisation and quantification tools, action planning tools and PLA training tools. Examples of tools presented include: body mapping, community mapping, story with a gap, negotiation card game, picture story, chapati diagram, impact matrix and trust game

Community conversations : empowering community action on HIV/AIDS

CHAAVA, Thebisa
DIOUF, Daouda
Eds
2006

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This is the recording of a session on Community Conversations methodology presented at the XVI International AIDS Conference in Toronto. [From rapporteur report - IAS] This skills-building session was intended to reinforce the capacity within individuals and communities to better understand the nature of epidermic, to reflect on individual experiences and to initiate changes to respond effectively. It also highlighted ways in which lesson learned from one project can be transferred to another community. Diouda Siouf from Senegal shared on the importance of finding ways in which people can work in the community effectively. These included being sensitive to the community, use of facilitation approach rather than intervention by experts, mutual learning and inclusion of all community members in the project cycle. It was noted that use of community conversation mostly does not require funds. The use of community conversation in Cambodia has helped in educating the community in different issues such as HIV/AIDS. The session was experiential and participatory and worked through a "community conversation" exercise. It was extremely emotional since the participants had to share their own experiences and views of HIV in the role plays during the session

Community capacity enhancement strategy note : the answer lies within

GUEYE, Moustapha
et al
2005

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Th is publication outlines the rationale and strategy behind the UNPD Community Capacity Enhancement (CCE) programme and provides a guide for its implementation. The programme is an integral part of UNDP's Leadership for Results programme and is based on a methodology known as Community Conversations. The CCE programme is aimed at dealing with the underlying causes of HIV/AIDS, be they power relations, gender issues, stigma or discrimination. Most community methodologies rightly focus on awareness-raising and discussion; CCE focuses heavily on interactive dialogue on the epidemic's deeper causes and, through a facilitated process, community decision-making and action. The note also contains implementation guidelines and describes key steps in facilitating Community Conversations

Community capacity enhancement handbook : the answer lies within

GUEYE, Moustapha
et al
2005

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This manual draws on the experience and practice of the UNDP Community Capacity Enhancement programme, known as CCE. The programme addresses the underlying causes of HIV/AIDS, including power relations, gender issues, stigma or discrimination. The programme makes extensive use of the Community Conversations methodology - an interactive and systematic dialogue with the community - as a means to policy making participation and action. This manual is designed for CCE trainers who will train others in the Community Conversations methodology, in addition to practising it themselves. Community Conversations provide a platform for people to think through all the repercussions of a situation, and the way their individual values and behaviours, and those of their family and neighbors, affect people's lives. Community Conversations create a space for mutual learning and result in new perspectives. They help reshape relationships in line with transformed values. They are inclusive processes for enhancing the capacity of all. If successfully facilitated, Community Conversations result in a series of decisions and agreements on ways to move a community forward. The development of skilled facilitators is therefore critical to successful implementation. This is a comprehensive resource, written in a very accessible language. The methodology can be easily adapted and applied to a variety of contexts

Upscaling Community Conversations in Ethiopia 2004 : unleashing capacities of communities for the HIV/AIDS response

UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME
2004

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This document focuses on the Community Conversations (CC) process - a component of UNDP's Leadership for Results Programme - in Ethiopia, and outlines both key aspects of the methodology and key results from its implementation in Alaba, SNNPR and Yabelo, Oromiya. The approach, using the expertise of skilled facilitators, aims to encourage people to talk openly to each other about the implications of HIV and AIDS in their communities, and to rethink cultural norms, community values and health behaviours in their relations to the disease. Some early results from Community Conversations include: communities taking responsibility for their own prevention; communities discontinuing traditional practices found to be harmful in the context of HIV and AIDS; communities able to influence local governments; communities using their own social resources to support children affected by AIDS, and orphans in particular; communities sharing their learning with other communities. The document outlines a strategy for upscaling community conversations, and looks in particular at issues around implementation and coordination, funding and mechanisms to address needs that may be identified during the CC process

Evaluation of UNDP's Community Capacity Enhancement Intervention

UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME
2004

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This is a brief summary of the findings of an evaluation exercise of the UNDP's Community Capacity Enhancement Intervention in Ethiopia. It gives a clear indication that the Community Conversations methodology has been instrumental in bringing into existence HIV/AIDS-related behavioral change processes and outcomes that had not existed in the target communities prior to its introduction

Let's teach about AIDS : communication in AIDS education

LAVER, S
1992

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Ideas and practical activities around HIV/AIDS communication, emphasizing the need to listen, encourage and share, and to build on what people already know. One in a series of six booklets developed in southern Africa for use by AIDS educators, describing participatory learning exercises that can be used with adults and young people. Other booklets in this series cover a range of issues, including drama, AIDS education and evaluation

Let's teach about AIDS : how to assess the community's understanding of AIDS

LAVER, S
1992

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Ideas and practical activities to help HIV/AIDS workers understand better how groups see the problem of HIV/AIDS. One in a series of six booklets developed in southern Africa for use by AIDS educators, describing participatory learning exercises that can be used with adults and young people. Other booklets in this series cover a range of issues, including drama, AIDS education and evaluation

Let's teach about AIDS : drama in AIDS communication

LAVER, S
1992

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Ideas, examples and practical activities and around using drama for AIDS communication. One in a series of six booklets developed in southern Africa for use by AIDS educators, describing participatory learning exercises that can be used with adults and young people. Other booklets in this series cover a range of issues, including how to use visual aids, education and evaluation

Let's teach about AIDS : assessing change

LAVER, S
1992

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Ideas, examples and practical activities and around project evaluation. Last in a series of six booklets developed in southern Africa for use by AIDS educators, describing participatory learning exercises that can be used with adults and young people. Other booklets in this series cover a range of issues, including how to use visual aids, education and drama

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