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Accelerating the education sector response to HIV : five years of experience from Sub-Saharan Africa /
Donald Bundy ... [et al.].
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Washington, DC : World Bank, c2010.
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xxxiv, 93 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
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0821379321 (alk. paper), 9780821379325 (alk. paper)
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Washington, DC : World Bank, c2010.
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0821379321 (alk. paper)
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Promoting leadership by the education sector and creating sectoral demand for a response to HIV & AIDS -- Harmonizing support among development partners to better assist countries and reduce transaction costs -- Promoting coordination with the national AIDS authorities and enhancing access to AIDS funds -- Sharing information on HIV/AIDS with specific relevance to the education sector -- Strengthening the technical content and implementation of the education sector response to HIV/AIDS -- Conclusions and the way forward.
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7134351
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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The education plays a key "external" role in preventing and reducing the stigma surrounding HIV/AIDS, It also plays an important "internal" role in providing access to care, treatment, and support for teachers and education staff, a group that in many countries represents more than 60 percent of the public sector workforce. The education sector can also have a critically important positive effect on the future: Even in the worst-affected countries, most schoolchildren are not infected. For these children, there is a chance to live lives free from AIDS if they can be educated on the knowledge and values that can protect them as they grow up.
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This book explores the experiences of the education sectors in 37 countries in Africa to respond to HIV/AIDS within the Accelerate Initiative. It demonstrates that strong education sector leadership and full participation of stakeholders has improved the education sector responses across the region.
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The education sector plays a key Sexternal role in preventing and reducing the stigma surrounding HIV/AIDS. It also plays an important Sinternal role in providing access to care, treatment, and support for teachers and education staff, a group that in many countries represents more than 60 percent of the public sector workforce. The education sector can also have a critically important positive effect on the future: Even in the worst-affected countries, most schoolchildren are not infected. For these children, there is a chance to live lives free from AIDS if they can be educated on the knowledge and values that can protect them as they grow up.The authors of 'Accelerating the Education Sector Response to HIV' explore the experiences of education sectors across Sub-Saharan Africa as they scale up their responses to HIV/AIDS within the Accelerate Initiative Working Group, established in 2002 by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) Inter-Agency Task Team on Education. This book demonstrates that leadership by the ministries of education and commitment from key development partners are crucial for mobilizing activities and that full participation of all stakeholders is required for effective implementation.This book summarizes the experiences of technical Focal Points from the 37 ministries of education in Sub-Saharan Africa, which are represented on the sub-regional networks for HIV and Education. These experiences prove that the education sector response can play a crucially important role in the multisectoral national responses to this epidemic.
Main Description
The education sector plays a key "external" role in preventing and reducing the stigma surrounding HIV/AIDS. It also plays an important "internal" role in providing access to care, treatment, and support for teachers and education staff, a group that in many countries represents more than 60 percent of the public sector workforce. The education sector can also have a critically important positive effect on the future: Even in the worst-affected countries, most schoolchildren are not infected. For these children, there is a chance to live lives free from AIDS if they can be educated on the knowledge and values that can protect them as they grow up.The authors of 'Accelerating the Education Sector Response to HIV' explore the experiences of education sectors across Sub-Saharan Africa as they scale up their responses to HIV/AIDS within the Accelerate Initiative Working Group, established in 2002 by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) Inter-Agency Task Team on Education. This book demonstrates that leadership by the ministries of education and commitment from key development partners are crucial for mobilizing activities and that full participation of all stakeholders is required for effective implementation.This book summarizes the experiences of technical Focal Points from the 37 ministries of education in Sub-Saharan Africa, which are represented on the sub-regional networks for HIV and Education. These experiences prove that the education sector response can play a crucially important role in the multisectoral national responses to this epidemic.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. ix
Forewordp. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Abbreviations and Acronymsp. xxiii
Overviewp. xxvii
Introductionp. 1
Background to the Accelerate Initiativep. 3
Goals and Objectives of the Accelerate Initiativep. 4
Implementation of the Accelerate Initiativep. 5
The Evolution of the Accelerate Initiativep. 6
Review of the Accelerate Initiative: Five Years Onp. 7
Promoting Leadership by the Education Sector and Creating Sectoral Demand for a Response to HIV/AIDSp. 9
Mainstreaming HIV/AIDS in the Education Sectorp. 11
Evaluating the Accelerate Initiative Processp. 13
Harmonizing Support among Development Partners to Better Assist Countries and Reduce Transaction Costsp. 15
Promoting Coordination with the National AIDS Authorities and Enhancing Access to AIDS Fundsp. 21
Sharing Information on HIV/AIDS with Specific Relevance to the Education Sectorp. 25
Production of New Documentation Addressing Education Issues from an HIV/AIDS Perspectivep. 26
Promoting Greater Access to a Critical Subset of Existing Information on AIDS and Educationp. 28
Strengthening the Technical Content and Implementation of the Education Sector Response to HIV/AIDSp. 35
Sector Policy (Including Workplace Policy)p. 37
Planning and Mitigationp. 40
Prevention (Including Teacher Training and Life Skills)p. 43
Ensuring Access to Education for Orphans and Vulnerable Childrenp. 46
Conclusions and the Way Forwardp. 49
Education Sector Responses Have Acceleratedp. 50
More Effective Links with Development Partners Are Emergingp. 50
More and Better Quality Information Is Availablep. 51
Education Sector Responses to HIV Are Now Being Implemented by a Majority of Countriesp. 52
Not All Sectoral HIV Responses Are Mainstream Activitiesp. 52
Effective Monitoring and Evaluation Remain a Major Challengep. 53
Investment in Regional Coordination and Knowledge Sharing Shows Benefits But Can Be Difficult to Sustainp. 54
EFA-FTI Processes Are Strengthening HIV/AIDS Responses within the Education Sector Plansp. 54
Countries of the Southern Cone Have Yet to Engage in the Accelerate Initiativep. 55
The Future of the Accelerate Initiativep. 55
Appendixesp. 57
Chronology of Accelerate Workshopsp. 59
Development Partners Involved in Subregional and National Workshops Held since 2002p. 63
Top 20 Distributed Documents to Datep. 67
Accelerating the Education Sector Response to HIV/AIDS in Africa: A Checklist of Good Practicep. 69
2007 Survey Questionnairep. 77
Referencesp. 87
Indexp. 89
Boxes
The UNAIDS Inter-Agency Task Team (IATT) on Educationp. 4
Leadership by the Education Sector within a Federal System: The Case of Nigeriap. 10
Leadership by the Education Sector within a Small State: The Republic of Burundip. 11
Mainstreaming: The Gender Perspectivep. 12
Civil Society's Role in Accelerating the Education Sector Response to HIV/AIDSp. 16
HIV/AIDS as a Workplace Issuep. 18
Fostering "Greater Involvement of People Living with HIV/AIDS (GIPA)" in the Accelerate Initiativep. 20
Accessing NAC Funding in the West Africa Networkp. 22
A Checklist of Good Practicep. 26
The "Window of Hope" Documentaryp. 27
A Sourcebook of HIV/AIDS Prevention Activities in the Education Sector, Volume IIp. 30
Countries Emerging from Conflict and Fragile Statesp. 36
Taking Activities to Scale: Teacher Training in Ghanap. 36
The Senegalese Experience: School Health, Nutrition, and HIV/AIDS Programmingp. 37
Providing Teachers with Access to Free VCT and ART: A Success Story from Zambiap. 38
Agreeing on Indicators and Effective M&E Strategiesp. 41
The Ministry of Education HIV/AIDS Focal Point Survey: A Tool for Monitoring Processp. 43
Developing HIV/AIDS Prevention Curricula in Central Africap. 44
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