PACK project: 2016 –2020

TITLE: Prevention of HIV and AIDS in Communities of Karamoja (PACK) ) 2016-2020

DONOR: Irish Aid – Government of Ireland

IMPLEMENTATION ARRANGEMENT:

Civil Society Consortium: AMICAALL, NAFOPHANU, STF, TASO and UNASO

GOAL:

To contribute to reduction of new HIV infections among adolescents and young people (10-24 years) in the Karamoja sub-region over the period 2016-2020

OBJECTIVES:

  1. To increase demand and access to quality HIV and AIDS services for Adolescents (10-19yrs), young people (10-24yrs) and MARPs/key population over the period 2016-2020
  2. To empower communities to address social cultural barriers including violation of human rights, and access to justice to and prevention, care and treatment and social support over the period 2016-2020
  3. To develop the capacity of CSOs in good governance, advocacy, resource and community mobilization to deliver their mandate in the HIV and AIDS response  at national and local levels over the period 2016-2020
  4. To strengthen evidence based HIV&AIDS and SRHR programming and documentation of lessons learnt and best practices at national and local levels over the period 2016-2020

INTERVENTIONS:

  1. Improving knowledge and access to information on HIV and AIDS, Hepatitis B and SRHR services, policies and bye-laws among Adolescents girls, young people and MARPs/key population to demand and access service
  2. Improving delivery, access and uptake of HIV prevention, care, support, Hepatitis B and SRHR services
  3. Strengthening stigma and discrimination reduction interventions
  4. Improving knowledge of non-state actors on structural barriers to services
  5. Strengthening capacity of non-state actors to catalyze and effectively engage in social activism and advocacy for improved service delivery
  6. Promoting targeted campaign by Mayors and non-state actors on structural barriers to HIV and AIDS services support
  7. Strengthening institutional capacity of CSOs in leadership, planning, resource mobilization etc
  8. Building capacity of community structures on advocacy, social mobilization to create an enabling environment for service delivery and social accountability
  9. Strengthening the capacity of urban authorities to oversee the decentralized HIV and AIDS response
  10. Ensuring resources are mobilized, managed and effectively and efficiently utilized by the consortium
  11. Strengthening coordination, partnership and networking among Consortium members, district and lower local government and other CSOs involved in HIV and AIDS response in Karamoja
  12. Strengthening community management information system for improved service delivery and accountability
  13. Conducting population based studies; and strengthening M&E system for the consortium.

 

GEOGRAPHICAL COVERAGE:

  • Seven districts of Karamoja (Abim, Amudat, Kaabong, Kotido, Moroto, Nakapiripirit and Napak, )
  • Two municipalities and five town councils
  • 100% of the 44 sub-counties
  • 1,753 villages and 247 Parishes