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  1. Gender and post-literacy: a non-formal education approach to HIV/AIDS prevention

    The HIV infection rate in Southern Africa is among the highest in the world. Despite the availability of information on the AIDS pandemic, people are still not changing their behaviour said Elizabeth Lwange of UNDP, Mbabane. From 5 to 14 February 2001, UNESCO organized a handson awareness-raising workshop in Mbabane, Swaziland for education, health care and communication professionals from Malawi, Swaziland and Zimbabwe to assist them in preparing post-literacy materials aimed at helping people, changing their behaviour towards practicing safe sex, and ultimately saving their lives. …

  2. Future Imperfect: protecting children on the brink

    This document looks at the impact and consequences of the HIV/AIDS epidemic on children. Different responses to the OVC crisis are put forward such as promoting public awareness and mobilising leadership and resources.

  3. Effective Responses to the HIV/AIDS Pandemic in the Education Sector: From Analysis to Action

    The conference was more than justified by the clear, urgent need to move from analysis and stock-taking to implementation of sector action plans that would give ministries of education the tools they needed to face the various challenges posed by HIV/AIDS in a concrete and effective manner. Specifically, this general objective was divided into four main goals: To assess the preparedness of countries in terms of sector policies and to highlight the needs of ministries of education, especially in capacity building. …

  4. Education sector responses to HIV and AIDS: learning from good practices in Africa

    This document summarises the key issues regarding HIV and AIDS and the education sector and is based primarily on a review of published literature and the Commonwealth Secretariat (Comsec) and Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) regional workshop held from 12 to 14 September 2006 in South Africa. Section 1 briefly reviews HIV and AIDS and the need for an accelerated response. Section 2 focuses on HIV and AIDS and Education Sector Responses.Section 3 highlights the evidence regarding mass campaigns for HIV and AIDS prevention, education and advocacy. …

  5. Education sector's response to HIV/AIDS in Nigeria. Report and framework for action from the National Workshop on HIV/AIDS and Education

    With the Workshop on HIV/AIDS and Education and with this publication which issues out of it, UNESCO, UNAIDS and the Federal Ministry of Education signal their commitment to assist Nigerian educators to move from the periphery to the centre of the international effort to ensure that the impact of HIV/AIDS on the delivery of education services is known, understood and considered within the framework of education planning and reform. The report notes with some satisfaction, that work has already started in one or two states regarding measuring impact. …

  6. Education research response to HIV/AIDS in West and Central Africa

    HIV/AIDS has hit Africa hard with infection rates are as high as 36 per cent in Botswana and 38 per cent in Swaziland. Can ERNWACA member countries,where HIV infection rates vary from .5 per cent in Senegal to 9.7 per cent in Cote d'Ivoire and 11.8 per cent in Cameroon adopt a strategic response and curb its impact on development and in particular on educational systems? What contribution has educational research made and where should it go from here? …

  7. Consultation on HIV/AIDS and education

    UNESCO Nairobi Cluster Office Report of the Consultation on HIV/AIDS and Education. 4 to 6 March 2003, Kigali, RwandaThe purpose of the consultation was twofold: (1) to raise awareness and understanding on how HIV/AIDS affects education and how education affects HIV/AIDS; and (2) to identify the way forward with regard to a strategic response to HIV/AIDS in and through education. …

  8. Conference on HIV/AIDS and the education sector: Report and sector plan of action

    The Conference on HIV/AIDS and the education sector - the Education Coalition against HIV/AIDS- was held from 31 May to 1 June 2002. The Conference was held in recognition of the fact that the education sector is under siege from HIV and AIDS and the impact on learning institutions and sub-sectors can no longer be ignored. It was agreed that there is an urgent need to place education's response at the centre of the national response to the epidemic. The richness of the discussions and the commitments that emerged from the Conference are reflected in this report. …

  9. Children in Distress: The AIDS Legacy of Orphans and Vulnerable Children

    This document outlines the impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic that has plunged millions of children into orphanhood and poverty. It also discusses how families and communities are coping and puts forward structures for responding to the crisis.

  10. Accelerating the education sector response to HIV/AIDS in Nigeria

    This report records the proceedings and outcomes of two workshops on "Accelerating the Education Sector Response to HIV/AIDS in Nigeria". The first of these took place in Abuja for the staff of the Federal Ministry of Education (FME) and its parastatals. The second took place at National Institute for Educational Planning and Administration (NIEPA), Ondo for state government officials from Enugu, Kaduna, Oyo and Taraba. …

  11. Accelerating the education sector response to HIV/AIDS in Mozambique. Report of a seminar sponsored by the Mozambique Ministry of Education (MINED) with technical assistance from the Working Group of the UNAIDS Inter-Agency Task Team (IATT) for Education, 9-13 February 2004, Maputo, Mozambique.

    The Ministry of Education (MINED) held a national seminar from 9-13th February 2004, in Maputo, at Joaquim Chissano Conference Center, with the objective of accelerating the sector's response to HIV/AIDS. During the workshop, the current initiatives and responses at the national and provincial levels of the Education sector were presented and debates and discussions took place over the following four key issues: Planning and Mitigation; Prevention; Access to Education for orphans and vulnerable children; Workplace policy

  12. A report on education sector employer's workshop 22-23/4/2002. VSO Mozambique RAISA (Regional AIDS Initiative for Southern Africa) Project

    The purpose of this workshop was to share information on HIV and AIDS in the formal education sector in Mozambique. The following conference objectives were spelt out: a) The employer to learn more about Mozambique's strategic aims; b) The employer to learn more about the importance of the 3 way partnership (Volunteer-Employer-VSO); c) To get a general view of how HIV and AIDS is perceived by employers; d) To analyze the impact of HIV and AIDS in the placements; e) And to monitor the integration of HIV and AIDS activities.

  13. A pep-talk too far. Reflections on the Power of AIDS Education

    Plenary presentation by Mary Crewe, Centre for the Study of AIDS - University of Pretoria, at the XV International AIDS Conference in Bangkok, 11-16 July 2004.

  14. A Cultural approach to HIV/AIDS prevention and care : UNESCO/AIDS research project, Proceeding of the Nairobi International Conference, 2-4 October 2000

    This report presents the proceedings and results of the Nairobi International Conference that was held from 2 to 4 October 2000 on "The Cultural approach to HIV/AIDS prevention and Care", a UNESCO and UNAIDS Project. Its main objectives were to summarize lessons learnt from Phase I of the Project (1998-1999), ii) to present activities in progress during phase II and iii) defining orientations for networking and a possible Joint Action Plan for years to come.

  15. International symposium : social sciences and AIDS in Africa : review and prospects. Volume 1 Papers

    This document is a compilation of papers presented at a international seminar. The seminar examined issues of HIV/AIDS from a social sciences perspective. The themes discussed are organized into two volumes. The first volume covers: 1) the epidemic and its social, cultural and political implications; 2) models and projections with regard to HIV/AIDS and ideological methods and challenges; and 3) social practices, living conditions, and vulnerability. The second volume deals with issues of responsibility for AIDS --- actors, institutions, etc. and scientific and ethnical concerns. Papers presented at roundtables organized during the seminar are also contained in this volume. These cover such topics as: AIDS in extreme situations; assuming responsibility for, and associating with persons living with HIV/AIDS, institutional and non-institutional actors in the control of AIDS.

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