ICASA 2019 PRE-CONFERENCE

 

20TH ICASA ( PRE - CONFERENCE )

 
The Pre Conference Programme for the 20th International Conference on AIDS and STIs In Africa (ICASA 2019) is available below .
 



Details:

  • Theme:

    Holding Leaders Accountable

  • Room:

    Cheick sidy Modibo Kane (MH 1)

  • Date & Time:

    December 1st 2019 (09h00 - 17h30)

About Accountability International

Accountability International is an African-led civil society organisation that works to improve accountability to the most marginalised. From our head office in South Africa, we conduct research and advocacy that allows us to do our work as a watchdog and hold various leaders accountable. We conceptualise and implement innovatively designed projects that are led by our collaboration with marginalised communities. We put huge emphasis on needs-based research and community-led advocacy. We have developed more than a dozen scorecards since we began in 2005, all as a means to contribute to the demand for accountability from all leaders, whether at global, regional, national or community level.

ICASA 2019 YOUTH PRE-CONFERENCE STRUCTURE


Details:

  • Room:

    Kigali Room (Main Auditorum)

  • Date & Time:

    December 1st 2019 14:00 -18:00 hrs

 

Moderators:
Dr. Cherise Umutoni Gahizi, Medical doctor, King Faisal Hospital
Nii Adjetey Ashiboe-Mensah, ICASA 2019 Youth Committee
Gloria Nawanyaga, Opening Plenary Moderator

 

 

Time

Activity

Persons Responsible

13:00 -14:00

Registration

Volunteers

14:00 - 14:30

Welcome Address

Speakers

  • Representative from ICASA 2019 Youth Programme Committee - Amanda Rurangwa
  • SAA President - Prof. John Idoko
  • Minister of Youth, Rwanda - Hon. Rosemary Mbabazi

14:30 - 16:00

Opening Plenary

  • Minister of Health Rwanda - Hon. Dr. Diane Gashumba
  • Representative from ICASA 2019 Youth Programme Committee - Spiwe Dongo
  • Youth Friendly Spaces in Africa—Rihab Blidi
  • Raising the next generation to address the HIV Response through Mentorship—Nana Amoako Acheampong
  • Learning through young people le􀆞 behind: Addressing SRHR, HIV and mental health needs of young people living with HIV— Musah Mumumba

16:00 - 17:00

Breakout Sessions

  • Let’s talk, engage and support one other! A dedicate space for young people living with HIV-- Global Network of young people living with HIV, Y+ Kigali hope Association, KHA ( Rwanda young people living with HIV network) - Kosisochukwu Uneh, Cedric Nininahazwe & Alex Karamuna
  • Word off SBGV & HIV-AfriYAN Ghana & Youth Changers Kenya - Edith Asamani & Venoranda Kuboka
  • Data dealers in HIV Prevention Advocacy— Teenseed Africa & Athena Network - Winne Obure & Nyasha Sitholi

17:00 - 18:00

Closing Plenary

  • Closing remarks
  • Youth Declaration
  • Dance performance: T-Queens (Our stories retold

 

 

Announcing ICASA2019 Key Populations Pre-Conference


Details:

  • Room:

  • Date & Time:

    29-30 November 2019

 

The African Key Populations Networks are pleased to announce the 3rd KP-Pre-conference
that will take place on 29th and 30th November 2019, ahead of the 20th edition of the International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa scheduled for 2nd to 7th December 2019 in Kigali, Rwanda.

The KP Pre-conference will focus on the theme ‘Rethinking Strategies and Forging Resistance: Out of the old and into the SDGs era through political will & community Investment’.

By focusing on Strategies and Resistance for delivering SDGs among current and recently young key populations, two overlapping groups – both of whom are particularly vulnerable to HIV infection – are brought under one umbrella: key populations (KPs) and young people. KPs continue to be most affected by HIV and AIDS across the globe, and particularly in Africa. Despite evidence, KPs continue to bear the brunt of exclusion from national HIV policies, national sanctioned interventions and minimum packages of HIV services.

Exploring the link between SDGs and cross-generation strategies to address sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) needs among KPs encourages long overdue conversations that would identify priority interventions to reduce the death toll among young people and key populations.

DNDi, Sidaction, MSF

  • Theme:

    Paediatric HIV

  • Room:

    Joel Nana (AD10)

  • Date & Time:

    December 2nd 2019 (8:30 AM- 10:30 AM)

OraSure Technologies

  • Theme:

    The importance of HIV self-testing

  • Room:

    Joel Nana (AD10)

  • Date & Time:

    December 2nd 2019 (10:45 AM- 12:45 PM)

GHIG

  • Theme:

    Advanced HIV Disease in Africa: The laboratory driver

  • Room:

    Joel Nana (AD10)

  • Date & Time:

    December 2nd 2019 (1:00 PM- 3:00 PM)

OAFLAD

  • Theme:

    Leadership of African First Ladies in the fight against HIV and AIDS

  • Room:

    Cheick sidy Modibo Kane (MH 1)

  • Date & Time:

    December 2nd 2019 (8:30 AM- 10:30 AM)

CARITAS INTERNATIONALIS

  • Theme:

    The Role of Faith-Based Organisations for an AIDS Free Africa: the Caritas Internationalis GRAIL Project and the UNAIDS-PEPFAR FBO Initiative

  • Room:

    Cheick sidy Modibo Kane (MH 1)

  • Date & Time:

    December 2nd 2019 (10:45 AM- 12:45 PM)

UNAIDS, WHO, PEPFAR and Jhpiego

  • Theme:

    Amplifying our gains in HIV Prevention for Men: Increasing the Impact and Sustainability of Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision in 2020 and beyond

  • Room:

    Cheick sidy Modibo Kane (MH 1)

  • Date & Time:

    December 2nd 2019 (1:00 PM- 3:00 PM)

VIROLOGY EDUCATION

  • Theme:

    Stigma and Discrimination – How to win the battle

  • Room:

    Prof. Madeleine Okome (MH 3)

  • Date & Time:

    December 2nd 2019 (8:30 AM- 10:30 AM)

UN Women

  • Theme:

    FINANCING FOR GENDER EQUALITY IN THE HIV/AIDS RESPONSE

  • Room:

    Prof. Madeleine Okome (MH 3)

  • Date & Time:

    December 2nd 2019 (10:45 AM- 12:45 PM)

PEPFAR

  • Theme:

    DREAMS: Adolescent Girls and Young Women on the Frontlines Against HIV/AIDS

  • Room:

    Prof. Madeleine Okome (MH 3)

  • Date & Time:

    December 2nd 2019 (1:00 PM- 3:00 PM)

ASLM, CHAI, EGPAF, UNICEF, Unitaid

  • Theme:

    Multi-disease integrated testing, treatment and care innovation

  • Room:

    Jeanne Gapiya (MH 4)

  • Date & Time:

    December 2nd 2019 (8:30 AM-10:30 AM)

Project SOAR/Population Council

  • Theme:

    May the force be with you: Empowering stakeholders with evidence to strengthen the HIV response

  • Room:

    Jeanne Gapiya (MH 4)

  • Date & Time:

    December 2nd 2019 (1:00 PM- 3:00 PM)

UNFPA

  • Theme:

    Putting people at the center of SRHR/HIV Integration

  • Room:

    Prudence Mabele (MH2+Corridor)

  • Date & Time:

    December 2nd 2019 (8:30 AM-10:30 AM)

Health Economics and Epidemiology Office (HE2RO)

  • Theme:

    WHO/ HE2RO skills building session: Using economic analysis to plan and budget for your HIV testing and PrEP programmes

  • Room:

    Prudence Mabele (MH2+Corridor)

  • Date & Time:

    December 2nd 2019 (10:45 AM- 12:45 PM)

UNFPA

  • Theme:

    Youth driven solutions to multi-faceted HIV risks and vulnerabilities

  • Room:

    Prudence Mabele (MH2+Corridor)

  • Date & Time:

    December 2nd 2019 (1:00 PM- 3:00 PM)

Women Now! 2019 is a Pan African and Diasporan women's and girl's interdisciplinary pre-conference summit, led by SisterLove, to be held in Kigali, Rwanda. The goal is to set a shared agenda on the intersections of HIV, Sexual & Reproductive Health, Rights and Justice (SRHRJ). The event will take place on 29th November - 1st December 2019 at Kigali Serena Hotel over two and a half days prior to the opening of ICASA2019. It is designed as an opportunity to organize women and girls of African descent to build stronger and more collective action on key issues, including: racial inequity; economic and gender inequality; leadership and power; gender-based violence and trauma; sexual and reproductive health, rights and justice; intergenerational movement building; and equity and justice in SRHRJ programs and policies in research, prevention, care and advocacy.

Schedule/Program: https://www.womennow.org/event-schedule

You may also visit our website www.womennow.org for more information.

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