Civil Society Networks and Faith Actors in the HIV & AIDS Response in Four Countries

Global harvesting of lessons learned and joint planning in India, Dominican Republic, Indonesia and Jamaica.

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23 November 2022

  • Switzerland 14:00 – 15:00

  • Dominican Republic 09:00 – 10:00

  • Jamaica 08:00 – 09:00

  • Indonesia 20:00 – 21:00

  • India 18:30 - 19:30

This webinar will harvest lessons learned of joint planning between civil society networks and faith actors in the HIV/AIDS response in India, Dominican Republic, Indonesia and Jamaica.

The World Council of Churches with support from UNAIDS, conducted consultations between civil society actors and faith leaders, engaging and re-engaging them in the HIV response in India, Dominican Republic, Indonesia and Jamaica.

The consultations counted with the presence and input of the Ministry of Health, the National HIV Program, the Principal Recipient, Sub Recipients of the Global Fund and representatives in the Country Coordination Mechanism. Using the main recommendations of the Global AIDS Strategy and other global actors, we developed plans for a sustainable HIV response focusing in the inequalities that drive the epidemic. 

What did we learn from planning together? What is the way forward for the HIV response at country level? Why now and why together? These are some of the questions that will be analysed in this webinar.

Interpretation to Spanish and Bahasa Indonesia will be offered.

 

Proposed outline:

  • Introduction: Dr Manoj Kurian, WCC-EAA

  • Opening remarks: Prof. Dr Isabel Apawo Phiri, WCC deputy general secretary

  • Faith and civil society actors in the current HIV response: Jacek Tyszko, UNAIDS

  • Overall lessons of the project: Gracia Violeta Ross, WCC-EHAIA

  • Lessons from the countries: 

- Dulce Almonte, President Dominican Network of people living with HIV
- Dr Alphinus Kambodji, Chairman of Indonesian Interfaith Network on HIV-AIDS
- Ganesh Periera, Youth Group, Human Touch Foundation, India
- Jumoke Patrik, Executive Director Jamaican Network of Seropositives
- Peter Borges, President Human Touch Foundation, India
- Jaevion Nelson, UNAIDS Jamaica

  • Q&A from participants and panel

  • Closing remarks: Dr Manoj Kurian, WCC-EAA