“Strengthening the leadership of Regional Networks of Key Populations and People Living with HIV and Community-led Organizations in Community-led Monitoring in Asia and the Pacific”
On 27-29 September 2022, Regional Networks of Key Populations and People Living with HIV from Asia and the Pacific and UNAIDS Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific are organizing a regional workshop to foster cross-learning of good practices on CLM and to facilitate a discussion to increase buy-in and support for Community-led monitoring (CLM) from different stakeholders.
CLM is contributing to improving the delivery of HIV services and to strengthening the engagement of people living with HIV and key populations in national HIV responses.
Community leadership and ownership of CLM programmes and collaboration between different stakeholders, including regional and national networks of KP and PLHIV, government, donors and technical assistance providers are critical factors for the success of CLM.
- Promote a unified understanding of the conceptual framework of CLM including its definition, principles and steps in its establishment.
- Foster cross-learning of CLM models implemented in 13 countries across Asia and the Pacific.
- Learn about what Regional Networks of Key Populations and PLHIV are doing in the context of CLM.
- Strengthen leadership of CLOs in data analysis and evidence-based advocacy for CLM.
- Facilitate a discussion to increase buy-in and support for CLM from different stakeholders.
- Explore ways to operationalize CLM in the context of community-led HIV service delivery.
- Facilitate discussion on the future of funding for CLM and share good practices on sustainability mechanisms for CLM.
- Agree on the way forward, including what support is needed to strengthen CLM and from whom.
Photos courtesy of Youth Lead, UNAIDS Asia Pacific, @FahmidaIqbal