Every year we gain a better understanding of the impact of HIV/AIDS on organizations, especially those providing front-line health and social services to people in need. The organizational challenges are tremendous, both for enhancing programmatic effectiveness as well as advancing leadership and management practice. It is clear that we must scale-up our capacity development efforts through improved individual action as well as through collaborative partnerships and networks.
There is a wealth of useful resources and training opportunities available, with more coming every month as talent and money is mobilized for action. This month’s newsletter highlights some of these resources. We hope you find them useful.
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Impact Alliance Director
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- SNV hosts the third Technical Design Meeting for the Local Governance Barometer: Impact Alliance collaborators meet to discuss their progress and challenges in an initiative for local governance monitoring and MDG localization. Read on
- Pact Tanzania launches the Jali Watoto Anti- Stigma and Discrimination campaign for youth and children: Pact, USAID, and Roots and Shoots begin an anti-stigma and discrimination campaign for youth and children in Tanzania.
- LWATI - The SANGONet Newsletter, August 2006: The monthly e-newsletter of the Southern African Non-Governmental Organisation Network (SANGONeT). Read on
- Facilitating multi-stakeholder processes and social learning: Application deadline extended. Wageningen International is hosting an international course for development facilitators in the Netherlands from 11 to 29 September 2006 (Applications accepted until 31 August). Read on
- Africities 4 Summit, 18-22 September in Nairobi, Kenya: The theme for this international gathering is “Building joint actions for the effective realization of the Millennium Development Goals in African Local Governments”. Read on
- Capacity building workshops during the Youth Employment Summit, 13-16 September 2006: YES 2006 is being organized as a learning event to build capacity to conceptualize programs and policies, and build partnerships to combat youth unemployment. Read on
- Peace building: Christian Organisations Research and Advisory Trust (CORAT) of Africa and Nairobi Peace Initiative (NPI-Africa) will jointly run this modular training course from 18 September to 13 October 2006. Read on
- Managing HIV/AIDS Programmes: The Centre for African Family Studies (CAFS) announces a modular training course to take place from 13 November to 1 December, 2006. Read on
- MDF-ESA releases 2007 training calendar: MDF Training & Consultancy has planned several courses in English and French for development practitioners in 2007, in Eastern and Southern Africa. Read on
- New announcements for training events: Visit the Events page for the latest on international training being organized by Impact Alliance members and other service providers. Read on
- The Google Grants Program: An opportunity for non-profit organisations to benefit from global advertising services. Read on
- Consulting opportunities with an AMREF/UNAIDS Programme: The new Technical Support Facility for Eastern Africa (TSF EA) is seeking talented professionals based in Africa and with a specialist background in HIV and AIDS. Read on
- Proposals invited for small-scale water projects: Foundation Ensemble is inviting proposals for projects that include components of environmental education and gender mainstreaming. Read on
- The Netherlands Fellowship Programme for short courses, Nuffic: This programme provides funds for three courses organised by MDF Training and Consultancy. Read on
- Tools Together Now! A toolkit on how to mobilise communities for HIV/AIDS prevention, care, support, and treatment and impact mitigation from the International HIV/AIDS Alliance. Read on
- Understanding and Challenging HIV/AIDS Stigma: A handbook to encourage individuals, groups and communities to think and talk about stigma and its causes. Read on
- Mentoring Leaders of HIV/AIDS Community Based Organisations: Reflecting on The Barnabus Trust’s approach in South Africa. Praxis Note 24 by Camilla Symes. Read on
- Building Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting (MER) Systems for HIV/AIDS Programs: This Pact publication is an easy-to-use manual designed to assist NGOs/FBOs/CBOs in developing a monitoring, evaluation and reporting (MER) framework for HIV programming. Read on
- Rewriting the Rules? Capacity Building in Times of HIV/AIDS: PSO/INTRAC paper on the response to HIV/AIDS by Civil Society Organisations involved in providing capacity building services and funding support. Read on
- Programme performance in times of HIV/AIDS: Implications for capacity building. PSO report that explores the relation between HIV/AIDS and capacity building. Read on
- Trainers’ Handbook on HIV and AIDS Mainstreaming: A publication from the Agency for Co-operation and Research in Development (ACORD). Read on
- We are one but we are many: New thinking from the Panos Institute on how communication can support HIV social movements to achieve inclusive social change. Read on
- Good Donorship in a time of AIDS: Guidelines from the Stop AIDS Now! network on support to partners to manage HIV/AIDS in the workplace. Read on
- Family Health International (FHI) tools and publications on HIV/AIDS: More than 3,000 publications on HIV/AIDS can be downloaded as full- text documents from the website. Read on
- UNDP HIV/AIDS Practice: Compendium of Resources 2005. A guide to HIV/AIDS related resources from UNDP. Read on