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  1. Improved access to education for orphans or vulnerable children affected by HIV/AIDS

    Children and youth affected by HIV/AIDS face many stressors and competing priorities regarding family, health, education, protection and economic stability. The policy environment created by the Dakar Framework for Action–Education for All created an entry point for governments to respond to the educational needs of orphans and vulnerable children based on locally driven context. The international community has made financial and programming resources available to support education for orphans and vulnerable children affected by HIV/AIDS at the country level. …

  2. Education sector policy for orphans and vulnerable children

    The goal of this policy is to ensure that an increased number of OVC are able to access, remain in, and complete general education of good quality. The objective of this policy is to ensure that all OVC of school-going age attend school and are not deterred from full participation through lack of financial means, material or psychosocial need, stigma, discrimination or any other constraints, and to ensure that out-of school OVC are brought back into school or provided with appropriate alternative educational opportunities.

  3. Accelerating education’s response to HIV and AIDS

    A review was conducted to assess key achievements of the Accelerate Initiative, lessons learned and possible ways forward. The output of this review is a technical paper titled ‘Accelerating the Education Sector Response to HIV and AIDS: Five Years On’, which describes how UNESCO, UNICEF, the World Bank and other partners have been working together since 2002 to help countries in sub-Saharan Africa develop strong leadership in the education sector response to HIV and AIDS.

  4. Life skills for national development in Lesotho: Can ODL do it?

    Regardless of their diversity in culture, economic conditions and social and political structures, developing countries share a set of common and well defined goals. The introduction of Life skills education at both basic and tertiary education was meant among other things to improve all aspects of the quality education, ensuring equitable access to appropriate learning and facilitating Education for All (EFA) and Millennium Development Goals (MDG) initiatives. …

  5. Can we use young people’s knowledge to develop teachers and HIV-related education?

    Despite recent progress in meeting the goals of the Education for All agenda, certain groups of young people are particularly vulnerable to exclusion and underachievement, including children with HIV/AIDS, children living in poverty, and children with disabilities. HIV/AIDS has reduced many young people’s rights to access education, to live a full and healthy life, and to have a life as a child. …

  6. Life skills-based HIV education and Education for All

    Education including life skills-based education has a positive role to play in contexts where messages have been accurate, HIV education coverage in schools has been high, and implementation has been sustained and to scale. At best however – and importantly – school-based HIV education is just one component of what UNAIDS calls combination HIV prevention, in which a range of actions provide a comprehensive mix of approaches. HIV education remains work in progress. …

  7. Lack of education in South Asia: the devastating liability to combating HIV/AIDS

    This paper examines the relationship between education and HIV/AIDS with special reference to South Asia. The paper offers an overview of major regional trends in HIV/AIDS. It looks more closely at the links between education and HIV/AIDS as well as lessons learned. The focus here is on global experience to date, although local experience within South Asia is drawn upon where it has been documented. Finally, it considers the implications of HIV/AIDS for education and development within the region - both in relation to the attainment of EFA goals and challenges ahead.

  8. Zimbabwe national strategic plan for the education of girls, orphans and other vulnerable children 2005-2010

    Guided by the overall principles of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, the Zimbabwean education act, the national policy on gender, the Orphan Care Policy and National Plan of Action for Orphans and Other Vulnerable Children, the proposed five year National Girls' Education strategic plan aims to accelerate Zimbabwe's progress towards UPE in the context of gender and other social asymmetries in accessing education. …

  9. HIV and AIDS and quality education for all youth

    Le document comprend les présentations faites au cours du séminaire qui a s'est tenu la veille de la 47ème session de la Conférence Internationale de l'éducation (CIE) qui a réuni une dizaine de Ministres de l'éducation et plus de 70 délégués ministériels de haut rang venus du monde entier pour assister à la 47ème CIE. …

  10. Rapport et Déclaration d'engagement des ministres de l'éducation de la CEMAC et des partenaires techniques et financiers

    Les Ministres de l'Education des Etats de la CEMAC se sont réunis à Douala, les 28 et 29 octobre 2008. Organisée conjointement par la CEMAC et l'UNESCO, cette réunion sur la validation des documents politique et pédagogique harmonisés d'Education au VIH et sida avait pour objectif de développer des stratégies communes d'intervention au niveau régional et sous-régional pour plus d'efficacité dans la lutte contre le sida en milieu scolaire. …

  11. HIV/AIDS impact on education in Africa: an analysis of conferences, workshops, seminars, meetings and summits focussing on HIV/AIDS impact on education in Africa - December 1999 to June 2001. Session 4: Tackling HIV/AIDS: Mass-media and international conferences

    This analysis has been carried out in preparation for a conference of the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA). The purpose of the analysis is to provide a coherent and comprehensive picture of the outcomes of meetings on HIV/AIDS and education in Africa held over the period December 1999 - June 2001. A total of 171 such meetings were identified for analytical purposes and have been analyzed in this document.

  12. The national HIV and AIDS strategic plan for the education sector 2007-2012

    Through a consultative and participatory process, the Ministry of Education has developed a five-year costed strategic plan (2007 - 2012), to provide a framework for the entire Education Sector, to guide its accelerated response, mitigate the impact of AIDS and strengthen HIV prevention education. …

  13. Educational planning and management in a world with AIDS. Volume 1: setting the scene

    This series of modules has been developed to help build the conceptual, analytical and practical capacity of key staff to develop and implement effective responses in the education sector. It aims to increase access for a wide community of practitioners to information concerning planning and management in a world with HIV and AIDS; and to develop the capacity and skills of educational planners and managers to conceptualize and analyze the interaction between the epidemic and educational planning and management, as well as to plan and develop strategies to mitigate its impact. …

  14. Teachers and HIV and AIDS: reviewing achievements, identifying challenges. Web Forum report

    Teachers have an instrumental role to play in the achievement of the Education for All (EFA) goals, which aim to meet the learning needs of every child, youth and adult by 2015. Without teachers, the endeavour to provide EFA cannot be achieved. Teachers also have a critical role to play in school-based HIV prevention efforts. …

  15. Education and HIV and AIDS in Southern Africa. Policy and Programme Action Brief

    Both general education and HIV and AIDS-related education have a role to play in protecting girls from infection. Two recent estimates of the scale of the effect are similar and suggest that each additional year of education leads to a 6.7% (Uganda) or 7% (South Africa) reduction in likelihood of acquiring infection. The protective effects of education may be particularly strong for girls.

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