AVAC: Global Advocacy for HIV Prevention invites applications for 2012 Advocacy Fellowship project. The project is aimed at supporting the emerging and mid-career advocates to design and implement advocacy projects focused on biomedical HIV prevention research and related implementation activities in their countries and communities.
Goal of the HIV Prevention Research Advocacy Fellowship
The overall goal of the Advocacy Fellowship is to expand the capacity of civil society advocates and organisations to monitor, support, and help shape biomedical HIV prevention research and related implementation worldwide. The Advocacy Fellowship is guided by the belief that effective, sustainable advocacy grows out of work that reflects organisational and individual interests and priorities.
The Fellowship provides:
Mentoring and capacity building
Connection to a global network
Opportunities for networking and information sharing
A small stipend and technical assistance
Financial support and technical assistance
Overhead to the Host Organisation to cover costs associated with hosting a Fellow.
The HIV Prevention Research Advocacy Fellowship seeks applicants who are:
- Emerging or mid-career community leaders and advocates involved or interested in HIV prevention research advocacy.
- Individuals with some experience or education in the areas of HIV and AIDS, public health, medicine, international development, women’s rights, communications, or advocacy
- Based in developing countries where biomedical HIV prevention clinical research is planned or ongoing or medical male circumcision for HIV prevention is being introduced.
- Able to collaborate with English-speaking mentors. Applications are encouraged from all countries where such research is ongoing or being rolled out; however the Advocacy Fellow and key staff at his/her organisation must be able to communicate with AVAC staff in English.
About the 2011 Advocacy Fellows
2011 is the second year of the Advocacy Fellowship. The 2011 Fellows were selected from a pool of over 60 applicants from 17 countries in Africa, Asia, North and South America. The applications received were very strong, reflecting a range of interests and perspectives. Meet the six individuals who have been selected for AVAC’s 2011 Advocacy Fellowship program:
Grace Kamau at the Bar Hostess Empowerment and Support Programme, Kenya
Oliver Kanene at the Center for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ), Zambia
Brian Kanyemba at the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation (DTHF), South Africa
Leader Kanyiki at Sonke Gender Justice Forum, South Africa
Simon K’Ondiek at the Nyanza Reproductive Health Society (NRHS), Kenya
Sylvia Nakasi at the Uganda Network of AIDS Service Organisations (UNASO), Uganda
Deadline for submitting the application is July 15, 2011
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