Strengthening institutional capacity for effective response to HIV and AIDS

Project description

 HIV and AIDS discrimination HIV/AIDS remains a significant development challenge for Botswana. The HIV and AIDS problem in the country has a distinct gender dimension.

The project is aimed at strengthening coordination, planning and management capacity for effective HIV/AIDS and health service delivery.

Activities under this project are aimed at; developing plans for service acceleration and managemet, harmonizing and strengthening funding and programming efforts, institutionalizing mainstreaming efforts as well as the establishment of information management systems.

Project accomplishments

So far, the project has largely contributed to the determination of the national strategic direction of the HIV response through the production of the Second National Strategic Plan (NSF II) and its National Operational Plan (NOP); strengthening the capacity of NACA for its policy advisory role by supporting a Technical Assistance function and partnership building. To facilitate implementation of the national HIV response strategy, the project has supported in developing the capacity of main structures and lead functions such as national technical working groups, district structures and related other structures in their oversight, coordination and, monitoring and evaluation functions. Capacity building entailed training on results based management and related other areas results. Support was also offered in the review of implementation progress for the response, conducting of a bottleneck analysis and devising mechanisms to accelerate progress and mainstream cross-cutting issues e.g. gender.

Project funding and implementation

The project is funded through a cost-sharing arrangement between UNDP and the Government of Botswana. It is implemented by the National Aids Coordinating Agency (NACA) and the Ministry of Health. It was initiated in 2010 and is expected to run till 2014.

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