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CrowdOutAIDS Strategy to launch in Nigeria!
Apr 20th, 2012 - 12:35:46
The statement below if from the CrowdOutAIDS website-
We are finally launching the results of CrowdOutAIDS - (fresh from the
UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé will join Nigerian youth leaders
and government officials in the Paiko community near Abuja to launch the
CrowdOutAIDS: Strategy recommendations for collaborating with a new
generation of leaders in the AIDS responsethe first-ever crowdsourced
document in UN history.
The event is co-hosted by an Abjua-based NGO, Education as a Vaccine (EVA),
and the Global Youth Coalition on HIV/AIDS (GYCA).
If youre in Abuja, come join us in Paiko community as we launch the
document that will shape UNAIDS work on HIV and young people through
Date: Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Time: 1:00pm until 4:00pm
Nigeria was one of the most active countries in the CrowdOutAIDS project.
It also has a very large and active online community, with some 45 million
people with access to the Internet. It provides the ideal platform to
present the innovative CrowdOutAIDS project together with the emerging
generation of empowered young Nigerians ready to for social change.
At the launch event, the CrowdOutAIDS document will be presented to UNAIDS
EXD by Gabriel Adeyemo (GYCA) who hosted one of the Abjua Open Forums, and
Wemimo Adekoya, (EVA), a youth organization that uses participatory
approaches to engaging young people in policy and legislative processes.
What is Unique about this launch?
It is youth-led. It is not going to be the usual conference-like talk-at
audience event. It will be participatory, very interactive. As a matter of
fact, it is taking place at the grassroots!
The CrowdOutAIDS recommendations was developed by an independent youth
drafting committee, with the input of some 5,000 young people, in dialogue
with the UNAIDS Secretariat. It is the first crowdsourced strategy in the
history of the UN.
As part of UNAIDS New Generation Leadership Strategy, the recommendations
will contribute to achieving the bold targets set by world leaders in the
United Nations General Assembly Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS adopted
in June 2011, through increased youth leadership, ownership and
mobilization in the AIDS response at the country, regional and global level
Thank you :-)
We would not have been able to achieve this milestone without you! So,
thank you for your active participation all through this process!
If you are in Abuja, join us at the launch! Click the link for more info:
HACEY's Health Initiative,