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UNU’s Activities in and on Africa


Mozambique Beira, Sofala — A young boy reads some informative information leaning against the wall of the Casa Provincial de Cultura - Sofala, on World AIDS Day. The Sofala region has the highest percentage of HIV infected people in Mozambique. Photographer © Alfredo D’Amato

Completed projects appear below those ongoing.

There are currently no ongoing projects in this category.

Completed Projects

Economic evaluation and cost effectiveness of intervention and prevention programmes of HIV/AIDS with Botswana Training Authority (BOTA)

UNU International Institute for Global Health (UNU-IIGH)

Contact: Syed Aljunid

Time frame: 2008–2009

UNU-IIGH is initiating research and policy studies on vocational intervention and prevention programmes on HIV/AIDS with the Botswana Training Authority (BOTA), Botswana. UNU-IIGH and BOTA plan to run workshops in June 2008 to train researchers in BOTA to conduct economic evaluation in the intervention and prevention programmes.

Tags: Africa, HIV/AIDS, vocational intervention, prevention

Conference on “Policy Challenges for the Management of HIV/AIDS in the Armed Forces”, South Africa

UNU Institute for Sustainability and Peace (UNU-ISP)

Contact: Obijiofor Aginam

Time frame: 2007–2008

The Peace and Governance Programme facilitated discussions at a conference on “Policy Challenges for the management of HIV/AIDS in the Armed Forces” in South Africa in November 2007. The meeting was attended by lead researchers and senior policy makers in the defense sector and armed forces from Southern African countries, including South Africa, the Kingdom of Lesotho, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Kingdom of Swaziland, Mozambique, Uganda, Zambia, Namibia, and Botswana. The Peace and Governance Programme will continue its involvement in the project, with publication of an edited volume expected in 2008.

Tags: Africa, South Africa, Kingdom of Lesotho, Democratic Republic of Congo, Swaziland, Mozambique, Uganda, Zambia, Namibia, Botswana, HIV/AIDS

HIV/AIDS and the security sector in Africa

UNU International Institute for Sustainability and Peace (UNU-ISP)

Contact: Obijiofor Aginam

Time frame: 2008-2011

This project was undertaken in cooperation with the Institute for Security Studies (ISS), of Pretoria, South Africa. It examined the impact of HIV/AIDS on security forces in specific countries and evaluated policy responses, as well as the policy challenges that HIV/AIDS poses for peacekeeping missions, the policy force, and prisons in Africa. It addressed thematic issues including gender, youth, socio-economic and cultural challenges.

Publications: HIV/AIDS and the Security Sector in Africa: Trends, Impacts and Policy Analysis, Martin R. Rupiya, Obijiofor Aginam, Johanna Stratton (eds.) UNU Press, 2011

Locations: Nigeria, Uganda, South Africa, Swaziland, Sierra Leone, Zambia, Cameroon

Tags: conflict/post conflict, humanitarian, peace and security, policy, HIV/AIDS


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