UNDP's work on HIV and Key Populations in Urban Contexts
UNDP’s Work on HIV and Key Populationsin urban contextsLudo Bok and Andrea PastorelliUNDP : BDP, HIV, Health & Development Group
Objectives• Capacity development and greater involvement ofcommunity-led organizations and representatives ofkey populations• Access to high-quality HIV and STI programming andrelevant services targeted to key populations• Access to justice and human rights programmes forkey populations
Scope• Activities underway in municipalities in 18 countries:– In Asia (Bangkok, Chengdu, Ho Chi MinhCity, Jakarta, Manila and Yangon), Africa(Lagos, Dar EsSalaam, Lusaka, Ouagadougou, Kampala, Maputoand Kigali), Latin America and the Caribbean(Santo Domingo, Zacatecas, Georgetown andNew Amsterdam) and Eastern Europe (Belgrade).• New municipalities 2012: Odessa(Ukraine), Guatemala City (Guatemala), Porto Alegre(Brazil) and Douala (Cameroon).
Methodology• Preparation and community engagement• Joint review of HIV-related policies, laws, programsand services by municipality and civil society• Needs Assessment Report - review atnational/regional/global level• Validation during 3-day municipal consultation -development of action plan• Establishment of the TWG to oversee theimplementation of the action plan
Progress UpdateCURRENT CITIES STATUSCity NeedsAssessmentFinalized MunicipalPlanImplementationStartedLagos X X XDar Es Salaam X XLusaka X XOuagadougou X XKampala X XMaputo X X XKigali X X XSanto Domingo X XZacatecas XGeorgetown X XNew Amsterdam X XBelgrade X XBangkok X X XChengdu X X XJakarta X X XManila X X XYangon X X X
Highlights:• Lagos: Mayors politically endorsed the municipal plan andcommitted to fund key activities• Santo Domingo: City consultation included first everrepresentatives of male sex workers and led to theestablishment of the first NGO in the Dominican Republic• Bangkok started sex education programming in 17 downtownschools and established sensitivity training for police officers• Manila increased condom distribution in identified ‘hotspots’and is committed on opening MSM-friendly local healthclinics.
Lessons Learned• Engage the UN Theme Group from the start.• Ensure full support and buy-in from the municipal authoritiesfrom the start.• Link the initiative to existing municipal and local developmentplans and local priorities where possible.• Carry out an initial scan of municipal powers, health mandatesand capacity of the city authorities.• Support the technical working group and its coordination.
Possible supporting work withdifferent partners• Strategic Information – Example: global set of data on MSM and sexworkers• Guideline development for men who have sex with men, sexworkers, transgender people, drug users and prisoners• Follow-up on Global Commission on HIV and the Law• In-Reach training for UN staff on strengthening HIV and humanrights work with Sex workers, IDU, MSM and transgenderpopulations• Supported development of SOGI strategy GF and influencing thenew GF Strategy’s to include concrete action on human rights• PEPFAR guidance on MSM and HIV• Support to strengthening transgender people networks