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Documentation of Best Practices

SAfAIDS Approach to Documenting Best Practices

As the leading HIV and AIDS information and communication organisation in the southern African region, SAfAIDS has developed a strategic approach to documenting best practices. This approach has been developed through research and experience in documenting best practices on HIV and AIDS in southern Africa. A description of past projects and publications is presented later in this document. SAfAIDS promotes a Participatory Documentation Process approach which means that an effort is made to maximise the participation of the key stakeholders (partner organisations, beneficiaries, communities, etc.) throughout the six step process. This includes ensuring that people living with HIV and AIDS, women and children are represented.

 

HIV & AIDS Best Practice Documentation and Communication: A Key Information Gap in Southern Africa

In the past decade, there has been an increased demand for the inter-sharing of "Best Practices" in HIV and AIDS programming around the key response areas: prevention, care, support, treatment and impact mitigation, across southern Africa. Extensive efforts have been made by governments, civil society and private sector to roll-out programs - at regional, national community levels, and many have generated vital lessons learnt and evidence of success in their implementation. However detailed documentation of such initiatives, outlining core measures of good programming: Effectiveness; Cost-effectiveness; Relevance; Ethical soundness; Replicabililty; Innovativeness; and Sustainability, remains limited in the region. While recognition of the need to document Best Practices is widely apparent, capacity to identify, plan, conduct, document, and disseminate an HIV and AIDS related Best Practice initiative remains limited.

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Best Practices on Challenging Gender Dynamics in Cultural Contexts Padare and Women’s Action Group Implementing the ‘Changing the River’s Flow’ Programme’ in Zimbabwe

Best Practices on Challenging Gender Dynamics in Cultural Contexts Padare and Women’s Action Group Implementing the ‘Changing the River’s Flow’ Programme’ in Zimbabwe, SAfAIDS 2011

Our Children, our Future: Zimbabwean Good Practices Responding to the Needs of Orphans and Vulnerable Children

Our Children, our Future: Zimbabwean Good Practices Responding to the Needs of Orphans and Vulnerable Children

This document represents part of a SAfAIDS project implemented in collaboration with the Ministry of Labour and Social Services (MoLSS), which documents Good Practices in OVC programming in Zimbabwe. The goal of the project is to scale up information generation and dessemination and thereby encourage the replication of Good Practices in the care and support of orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) in Zimbabwe. The two programmes coined as Good Practices and documented here are:

- Africaid's Zvandiri Programme - Providing psychosocial support to children and adolescents living with HIV and

- Kapnek Trust's - Early Childhood Development (ECDs) Centres.

Sustainable Livelihoods and Agricultural Programme (SLAP) Best Practice Guidebook: Escrevendo as nossas historias

Sustainable Livelihoods and Agriculture Programme (SLAP) Best Practice Guidebook: Escrevendo as nossas historias, SAfAIDS 2010

 

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Positive Transformation: Case Studies of Good Practice in HIV Interventions, SAfAIDS 2009

This document presents two case studies selected from some of SAfAIDS innovative work as a regional southern African organisation. In both case studies, it is evident that there is added value when a regional organisation works through strategic partnerships with governments and other key players in a country to implement innovative programmes; initially as pilots and then expanding and replicating in other countries. Very often, governments and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) are so involved in fire-fighting in thier own countries, it compromises the time and opportunity to learn from other countries. Regional organisations that have a helicopter view of the region, are better placed to package the necessary information, learning experiences and to facilitate thier cross-sharing across countries. 

Scaling-up Best Practice Documentation: A Window to Accelerated Epidemic Responses in Southern Africa, SAfAIDS

Scaling-up Best Practice Documentation: A Window to Accelerated Epidemic Responses in Southern Africa, SAfAIDS

 

The SAfAIDS Experience in Best Practice Programming (BPP): SAfAIDS presentation at the 4th SA AIDS Conference 2009, Durban South Africa

HIV & AIDS Best Practice Documentation and Communication: A Key Information Gap in Southern Africa

In the past decade, there has been an increased demand for the inter-sharing of "Best Practices" in HIV and AIDS programming around the key response areas: prevention, care, support, treatment and impact mitigation, across southern Africa. Extensive efforts have been made by governments, civil society and private sector to roll-out programs - at regional, national community levels, and many have generated vital lessons learnt and evidence of success in their implementation. However detailed documentation of such initiatives, outlining core measures of good programming: Effectiveness; Cost-effectiveness; Relevance; Ethical soundness; Replicabililty; Innovativeness; and Sustainability, remains limited in the region.
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