Rock Leadership ‘90’: Strengthening Capacity of Traditional Leaders to Champion & Lead the Community Response to Ending AIDS in Africa
In pursuit of these 90*90*90 targets to be achieved by 2020, SAfAIDS will launch the Rock Leadership 90 Programme. A programme that aims to strengthen the capacity of 120 Traditional Leaders in 4 Countries to Champion and lead the response to the ending of HIV by 2030. Once the leaders have been capacitated they will be able to lead their respective communities under the auspices of the “Village to Village I know my HIV Status. Do You? 90*90*90 Campaign. The V2V I Know Campaign is thus an opportunity for religious, traditional and other leaders to engage with their communities to increase uptake of HTS.
Rock Leadership 90 Project Goal is to:
The overall goal of this intervention is to strengthen the community response towards the achievement of Fast Track targets for Ending AIDS; through capacitating community leadership to Champion the End of AIDS, in Southern Africa, by 2017.
The project seeks to achieve the following 4 specific objectives:
- Build an evidence base, through community-led mapping of the local HIV response, including critical structures that are and can support the response and perceptions around HIV risk
- Strengthen the capacity of 120 traditional leaders in 60 communities (15 per country) to guide the local AIDS response in their communities leveraging the inherent strength of the communities to define and lead their own response
- Motivate and support 120 traditional leaders and local CSO partners to mobilize 90% of men and their families for HIV testing and linkage to care, access to pediatric ART and PMTCT to reach at least 90% of children, adolescents and pregnant mothers within the 60 targeted communities
- Create a regional platform for linking, learning and sharing of promising practices on HIV community led responses for possible replication at national and regional level.
Target Group and Beneficiaries
Primary Target Group: Traditional, Religious and other Community Leaders in Malawi, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Secondary Target Group: Community Based organisations
5. Geographical Coverage:
The project is being implemented in 4 countries in the districts listed below:
|Swaziland||Hhohho, Manzini, Shisweleni and Lubombo|
|Zimbabwe||Marondera and Seke|
How Will Rock Leadership ‘90’ Be Delivered?
The programme is based on an evidence based model where the community response is determined by the needs of the community through consultative approach. The model is reflected below: