OVERALL SUMMARY REPORT:
Africa Sub-Regional HIV and AIDS Capacity-Building Workshops
April 2007 – Anglophone Workshop
May 2007 – Lusophone Workshop
June 2007 – Francophone Workshop
In mid-2007, UNESCO organized a series of sub-regional workshops in Africa to build the
capacity of field staff and partner agencies (ministries of education, UNAIDS Cosponsors and
civil society organizations) to address the impact of HIV and AIDS on the education sector.
The workshops provided a forum for participants to share experiences and lessons learnt with
one another, increase their understanding of key strategic documents and tools, and build
their capacity to plan and implement comprehensive education sector responses to HIV and
AIDS. Three language-specific workshops took place: a workshop conducted in English for
Anglophone African countries, a workshop conducted in French for Francophone African
countries and a workshop conducted in Portuguese for Lusophone African countries.
This document provides an overview of the workshops. Additional documentation from each
workshop is available for those seeking more information.
WORKSHOP GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
The Africa Sub-Regional HIV and AIDS Capacity-Building Workshops were organized and
facilitated by UNESCO’s Section on HIV and AIDS in partnership with UNESCO regional and
country offices. The workshops were part of UNESCO’s ongoing efforts to continue and deepen
strategic action on education and HIV & AIDS in the context of Education for All and the newly
revised UNESCO Strategy for Responding to HIV and AIDS. Financial support for the
Lusophone and Francophone workshops was provided by the Japanese Funds in Trust (JFIT).
The workshops focused on achieving the following objectives:
Improving the capacity, skills and teamwork among UNESCO and key partners in the HIV
and AIDS response;
Reviewing and further developing comprehensive national education sector responses to