Project Title: Strengthening the Capacity of Local Governments and Civil Society Organizations for HIV prevention in Karamoja (SCALAP-K)
This project is supported by Irish Aid.
Project Location: Karamoja Region
Project Goal: A strengthened institutional capacity of Amudat, Kaabong, Kotido, Moroto, Abim, Napak and Nakapiripirit local governments, resulting into quality, equitable and timely HIV service delivery in the districts.
Project coverage : The project is implemented in seven districts of Karamoja region and 28 sub counties, and 7 urban local governments
- To build the technical and institutional capacity of local governments in the Karamoja sub-region to plan, manage, monitor and provide oversight to HIV response in their respective areas of jurisdiction.
- To strengthen the coordination of multi-sectoral response to HIV by local governments in Karamoja sub-region.
- To enhance advocacy, sustainable leadership and commitment for HIV response in the 5 selected local governments.
- To create a sustainable enabling environment that mitigates the underlying socio-cultural, gender based and other structural drivers of the epidemic.
- To develop and implement a functional Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) System at AMICAALL and the implementing districts for improved HIV information management.
Objective 1: To build the technical and institutional capacity of local governments in the Karamoja sub-region to plan, manage, monitor and provide oversight to HIV response in their respective areas of jurisdiction.
- Facilitate a regional HIV&AIDS review meeting.
- Provide technical assistance for mentoring and coaching AIDS committees in their roles and responsibilities
- Facilitate 7 Districts and 7 Urban Council HIV/AIDS Focal offices to coordinate project implementation.
- Facilitate project staff to undertake short courses in key project management and implementation areas
OBJECTIVE 2: To strengthen the coordination of multi sectoral responses to HIV/AIDS in the 5 local governments in the Karamoja region by May 2016
- Support 7 district partnership and advocacy fora;
- Revitalization of the District, Town Council and Sub-County AIDS committee
- Conduct one regional visit to promote networking, experience sharing, peer learning and replication of best practices.
- Facilitate quarterly district and sub-county HIV coordination meetings for District and sub-county AIDS Committees to review project progress.
- Supporting DACs aligning their strategic plans to the new NSP for HIV&AIDS
- Conduct HCT outreaches with support from SACs and sub county leadership.
- Facilitate operations of the regional Project Coordination Office
OBJECTIVE 3: To enhance advocacy, sustainable leadership and commitment for HIV response in the 75selected Local Governments by May 2016.
- Facilitate quarterly dialogues with local government leaders, religious leaders, cultural leaders, kraal leaders, youth and women on socio-cultural issues and other factors that are key drivers of HIV&AIDS in Karamoja region.
- Support reproduction and dissemination of I.E.Cs materials and rebranding of billboards
- Support to drama groups
- Conduct quarterly radio and bi- annual TV advocacy programs promoting HIV&AIDS response in Karamoja region.
- Facilitate districts to organize and conduct HIV&AIDS advocacy days including, World AIDS Day, Candlelight Memorial, Philly Lutaaya Day and other AIDS related events.
- Document HIV&AIDS activities through quarterly Newsletter and Bi-annual articles
Objective 4: To create sustainable enabling environment that mitigates the underlying social cultural, gender based and other structural drivers of the epidemic.
- Coordination of PHA networks to address stigma
Objective 5: To develop and implement a functional Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) system at AMICAALL and the implementing districts for improved HIV information management by May 2016
- Facilitate field office staff and HIV&AIDS Focal Persons to conduct routine monitoring and support supervision
- Conduct and facilitate quarterly National level field Monitoring and Support Supervision by AMICAALL, ULGA and other National level stakeholders
- Facilitate quarterly monitoring visits by DACs to SACs
- Quarterly project review by ULGA, TASO and AMICAALL management team
- Support SACs to carry out monitoring, support supervision and community mobilisation targeting hot spots
- Equip the monitoring & Evaluation Unit to enhance its operations
- Baseline assessment of Social, Cultural and Economic factors affecting HIV/AIDS prevention in Karamoja region