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The report documents an effort of UNDP South East Asia HIV and Development Project in collaboration of FAO and the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) to mainstream HIV resilience building in the agricultural sector through an experiment called Farmer Life Schools (FLS). The FLS approach translates farmers' analytical thinking from plant ecosystem-base into analysing an individual's life as a human ecosystem - with factors that strengthen or weaken his/her resilience to adversities, which includes HIV.
This note highlights the increasing risk of young people to HIV infection. It begins with an epidemiological overview and then analyses the factors that contribute to young people's vulnerability, including lack of information and access to youth-friendly health services, the needs of special target groups, and the links between drug use and HIV/AIDS. The paper then highlights the need for youth-friendly programmes and services, including peer-to-peer education and life skills. It also notes the importance of integrated youth health policies and high-level political comittment. …
Provides and overview of work with HIV/AIDS in Africa and Asia focussing on the challenge to find ways to asses its impact. While acknowledging their limitations of a) identifying specific behaviour changes and b) attributing it solely to their programme efforts, ActionAid offers a range of qualitative data that demonstrate different levels of change. Recognising its own need to increase monitoring outputs, the organisation also challenges the narrowness of the current monitoring and evaluation criteria and suggests a creative area that would accept a wider variety of data.