HIV/AIDS Working Group
The HIV/AIDS working group is a sub-working group of the Insitutional Development Working Group.
Impacts of HIV & AIDS on NGOs and conservancies
And on natural resources...
Resulting in the under- or over- use of natural resources e.g. poaching, desertification and the potential benefits from natural resources not being gained.
The CBNRM programme can contribute to the spread - or prevention - of HIV because it brings new ideas and developments; creates new social structures such as conservancy committees, membership and employees; has significant impacts on culture through bringing exposure to different thinking and behaviour; and creates economic opportunities, jobs and high staff mobility.
In response, NACSO has developed a programme to mainstream HIV & AIDS issues within the environment sector. NACSO works with member NGOs, conservancies, other CBNRM units and partners in the health and environment sectors. The programme recognises that the priority is to sustain human life in order to sustain the natural resources on which we depend for livelihoods; it mainstreams HIV & AIDS into the CBNRM programme and into the work of NGO staff, and conservancy employees and leaders who live within the communities.
NACSO works through the CBNRM Programme network to train member NGOs to develop Work Place HIV & AIDS Policies and Programmes. It also assists NGOs to support conservancies and other CBNRM units to develop HIV & AIDS Policies and Programmes. NACSO and the member NGOs work through existing conservancy structures and through other structures and agencies.
Progress at NGO Level
Progress at Conservancy Level
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