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E-Forum on Teachers and HIV & AIDS: Reviewing achievements, identifying challenges

E-Forum on Teachers and HIV & AIDS: Reviewing achievements, identifying challenges
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UNESCO’s International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP) and the UNAIDS Inter-Agency Task Team (IATT) on Education organized an e-Forum on “Teachers and HIV & AIDS: Reviewing achievements, identifying challenges” from 18 to 29 May 2009.

The Forum aimed to promote the exchange of views and experiences on the contribution of teachers to HIV prevention and mitigation efforts and the impact of the epidemic on teachers.

The outcomes of the Forum directly fed into the Spring meeting of the UNAIDS IATT on Education, hosted by Irish Aid in Limerick, Ireland in June 2009, which had ‘Teachers and HIV & AIDS: Reviewing achievements, identifying challenges’ as its Symposium theme.

The Forum brought together a wide range of actors including educational planners, policy-makers, representatives of teachers' unions and teaching staff, networks of people living with HIV,civil society groups, donors, UNAIDS Cosponsors and other multilateral agencies. The geographic scope of the Forum included nearly 450 participants from almost 80 countries in sub-Saharan Africa, the Arab States, Asia and the Pacific, Europe and North America, and Latin America and the Caribbean. The participants exchanged their rich and diverse views and experiences on involving teachers in the response to HIV and AIDS and mitigating the effects of an epidemic which is having a profound and negative impact on schools and entire education systems.

To download a copy of the report on the outcomes of the discussion , please click here.

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