EDUCAIDS - The Global Initiative on Education and HIV/AIDS




EDUCAIDS is a worldwide initiative led by UNESCO in partnership with ten other United Nations specialized agencies. It aims to help governments and other stakeholders forge a comprehensive response through education to prevent the spread of the HIV/AIDS pandemic.

Japan has decided to contribute 1 Million US$ to UNESCO for this initiative through the Funds-in-Trust for the Capacity-building of Human Resources. The following 5 projects, are in progress:


Burundi  :


"HIV/AIDS Prevention Among the Youth" (training young educators, support to existing Youth Centers, awareness-raising actions such as the dissemination of information materials, etc.). More than 600 persons will be trained in total; they will transmit their life-skill and prevention knowledge to children in Youth Centers who are both in- and out-of-school. This one-year project (April 2006 -March 2007) is implemented by the UNESCO office in Bujumbura


Jamaica :


"Strengthening Capacity of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Culture (MOYEC) to effectively respond to the HIV &AIDS epidemic" (support for strategic planning, intensive training for selected officials of the MOYEC , provision of instructional resources, support to the establishment of regional HIV/AIDS centers.). This project is co-financed by the Government of Jamaica within the framework of its response to the HIV/AIDS epidemics.
This two-year project (June 2006 -June 2008) is implemented by the MOYEC


Lesotho :


"Capacity-building of the Lesotho Education Sector for a Scaled-up Response to HIV/AIDS challenge" (Training workshops for local councilors, educators and teachers, awareness raising campaigns.). Lesotho has experienced a dramatic escalation in the HIV/AIDS pandemic since 1986.
To help revere the trend, more than 400 educators will benefit from the training sessions financed by this project.
This is a two-year project (March 2006 - April 2008) implemented by the UNESCO Windhoek Cluster Office




"Building Capacity for HIV/AIDS Responses in Teacher's Education Institutions" (strengthening of the Teacher Education Institution's capacities to deliver HIV prevention education, development of guidelines for the said training curriculum, translation and adaptation of a teacher's manual.). Mozambique ranks amongst the ten most affected countries in the world. This project will contribute to reduce the impact of the epidemic through education.
This is a two-year project (January 2006 -December 2007) implemented by the UNESCO office in Maputo.


Swaziland :


"Strengthening the Capacity of the Education Sector of Swaziland to Scale-up its Response to HIV/AIDS" (training of education managers and local leaders in the basics of prevention, awareness-raising campaign.).A total of 143 education specialists and decision-makers will benefit directly from the training sessions financed by project. In the medium and long run, this will ameliorate the prevention campaigns aimed at young people (in- and out-of-school) in this part of the Sub-Saharan region which has been hardest hit by the HIV/AIDS pandemic.
This three-year project (January 2006 -February 2008) is implemented by UNESCO Windhoek Cluster Office


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UNESCO's Response to HIV and AIDS



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