Co-stewardship of the Road  to Universal Access: The    Philippine Civil Society                Experience                ...
ALLIANCE against AIDS in the PHILIPPINES   supporting community leadership and stewardship
OUTLINE Context and background The ongoing UA journey Gains from the process What have we learned? Moving forward: ch...
BACKGROUNDA. Pre-UNGASS/UA Period Active and vibrant civil society sector (that  started even during the colonial period)...
B. UNGASS and UA Period  Workshop to contextualize UNGASS in civil   society sponsored by RAF and PHANSuP and   facilitat...
THE UA PROCESS WITH CSOs1.   Country consultation (Jan 2006): 52% of pax     were CSOs. Draft targets prepared by a TWG   ...
GAINS   Consensus on the working definition of UA in the    Philippine context; key terms in the working    definition al...
LESSONS/INSIGHTS1.   Engaging credible CS leaders/organizations in key     critical steps/activities in the UA process ens...
PARTICIPATION                                                                                STEWARDSHIP              LADD...
ELEMENTS OF                                                               STEWARDSHIP    PARTICIPATION                    ...
CHALLENGES                                  1.       Sustaining the interest and                                          ...
3. How to generate the investments (both   external and internal) required to make   things happen especially in the conte...
ON THEROAD 2UA Make  CS initiatives integral parts of the  community health system to increase its  capacity: from pilot ...
 Build the leadership and stewardship capacity of  grassroots organizations by providing  appropriate technical support....
Can we make it there?ALLIANCE against AIDS in the PHILIPPINES   supporting community leadership and stewardship
ALLIANCE against AIDS in the PHILIPPINES   supporting community leadership and stewardship
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  1. 1. Co-stewardship of the Road to Universal Access: The Philippine Civil Society Experience ROBERTO A.O. NEBRIDA Philippine HIV&AIDS NGO Support Program, Inc. ICAAP, Colombo, Sri Lanka//28August 2007 ALLIANCE against AIDS in the PHILIPPINES supporting community leadership and stewardship
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  3. 3. OUTLINE Context and background The ongoing UA journey Gains from the process What have we learned? Moving forward: challenges and actions ALLIANCE against AIDS in the PHILIPPINES supporting community leadership and stewardship
  4. 4. BACKGROUNDA. Pre-UNGASS/UA Period Active and vibrant civil society sector (that started even during the colonial period) Creation of PNAC in 1992 and enactment of the AIDS Law in 1998 with strong CSO involvement. Peak of nationwide implementation of HIV&AIDS projects through NGOs (1990s to date) Formation of Pinoy+ and PAFPI ( latter part of 1990s) and Babae+ (recently) ALLIANCE against AIDS in the PHILIPPINES supporting community leadership and stewardship
  5. 5. B. UNGASS and UA Period Workshop to contextualize UNGASS in civil society sponsored by RAF and PHANSuP and facilitated by APCASO (late 2002) PNAC engaged WHCFI in developing the M&E manual and HAIN to be its report collection and consolidation arm for the NGO sector PNAC/UNAIDS engaged Pinoy+ and RAF in facilitating the process of developing the UA targets and roadmap (Dec 2005) AMTP4 formulated with inputs (e.g., text) from CSOs CSOs as Global Fund PRs, SRs and SSRs Strong representation and involvement of CSOs in CCM and PNAC proceedings ALLIANCE against AIDS in the PHILIPPINES supporting community leadership and stewardship
  6. 6. THE UA PROCESS WITH CSOs1. Country consultation (Jan 2006): 52% of pax were CSOs. Draft targets prepared by a TWG were refined. Also, crucial issues in scaling up that were identified in previous assessment exercises were confirmed.2. Selected CSO leaders attended the regional consultation in Thailand and the LPC conference in Mongolia.3. Country report submitted on March 2006.4. Subsequent refinement of the AMTP4 done. ALLIANCE against AIDS in the PHILIPPINES supporting community leadership and stewardship
  7. 7. GAINS Consensus on the working definition of UA in the Philippine context; key terms in the working definition also defined. Targets set on selected core and process indicators; strategic action points identified to address key obstacles and produce desired results. Country report during the LPCs conference in Mongolia cited as class 1 for its strong CS involvement. Instrumental in harmonizing, refining, fleshing-out and costing the country operations plan for 2008- 2010 (based on AMTP4) Clarified links with the M&E system. ALLIANCE against AIDS in the PHILIPPINES supporting community leadership and stewardship
  8. 8. LESSONS/INSIGHTS1. Engaging credible CS leaders/organizations in key critical steps/activities in the UA process ensured optimum involvement not only of civil society but other sectors as well.2. Long history of partnership with government enabled CSOs to take greater, more meaningful roles in the HIV&AIDS response.3. Technical and facilitation support of UNAIDS was crucial in fleshing out strategic and operating details.4. Favorable country policies related to CS participation encouraged participation.5. Co-stakeholdership engenders co-stewardship of the entire journey to UA. ALLIANCE against AIDS in the PHILIPPINES supporting community leadership and stewardship
  9. 9. PARTICIPATION STEWARDSHIP LADDER ENGAGEMENT • sits as co-chair of CCM/PNAC • serves as chair in INVOLVEMENT some committees • implements own initiatives consistent with • sits as member of • attends functions and national plan other key governmental activities per invitation bodies R • implements projects/ O • receives information activities under contract • initiates strategic L E and other capacity or grant actions using own S building assistance resources • sits as member of • provides inputs during CCM and PNAC • shares accountability consultation processes R E • opinions, comments and • innovations and models • shared policies, plans and S recommendations programs U • project plans/designs L • shared successes T • specific deliverables based S on contract/grantPROVIDE/SHARE space support power ALLIANCE against AIDS in the PHILIPPINES supporting community leadership and stewardship
  10. 10. ELEMENTS OF STEWARDSHIP PARTICIPATION ENGAGEMENT INVOLVEMENT competencies competencies competencies competencies competenciesNEE resources resources resources resources resources resources resourcesDS appropriate policies appropriate policies appropriate policies appropriateFOU COMMON CAUSE AND AGENDANDA STAKEHOLDERSHIPTIO MUTUAL RESPECTN ALLIANCE against AIDS in the PHILIPPINES supporting community leadership and stewardship
  11. 11. CHALLENGES 1. Sustaining the interest and active, meaningful involvement of in-country stakeholders. How to “cascade” the targets to individual stakeholders and make them accountable? 2. Transforming a generally consultative process to a “self-driven”, sustained multi-stakeholder initiative.ALLIANCE against AIDS in the PHILIPPINES supporting community leadership and stewardship
  12. 12. 3. How to generate the investments (both external and internal) required to make things happen especially in the context of “low prevalence”?4. How to scale-up without sacrificing quality and effectiveness of specific CS services?5. How to mainstream CS UA-related initiatives in the overall development framework of the country amidst changing political environment? ALLIANCE against AIDS in the PHILIPPINES supporting community leadership and stewardship
  13. 13. ON THEROAD 2UA Make CS initiatives integral parts of the community health system to increase its capacity: from pilot projects to regular service delivery mechanisms. Ensure sustained funding support for continuity of services. ALLIANCE against AIDS in the PHILIPPINES supporting community leadership and stewardship
  14. 14.  Build the leadership and stewardship capacity of grassroots organizations by providing appropriate technical support. Streamline and strengthen the capacity of tertiary CS organizations to support grassroots action. Encourage them to focus on strategic, complimentary competencies instead of trying to outdo each other and, worse, competing with the frontline/grassroots organizations. Balance CS involvement in the area of policy advocacy and of project implementation. ALLIANCE against AIDS in the PHILIPPINES supporting community leadership and stewardship
  15. 15. Can we make it there?ALLIANCE against AIDS in the PHILIPPINES supporting community leadership and stewardship
  16. 16. ALLIANCE against AIDS in the PHILIPPINES supporting community leadership and stewardship
  17. 17. leadership and stewardshipALLIANCE against AIDS in the PHILIPPINES supporting community leadership and stewardship
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