Involving Persons Living with HIV Networks in National HIV Policy Dialogue: A Case Study of MANET+ in Malawi (AIDSFree 2016)
MANET+, the national coordinating body for community-based support groups in Malawi, was founded in 1997 by a group of PLHIV who recognized the need to organize their activities to achieve greater impact on national HIV policies. This case study analyzes the engagement of CSOs in PMTCT policy and planning and clarifies how to increase their involvement and impact. This document describes Malawi’s enabling environment for CSO engagement in PMTCT policy; advocacy, approaches that MANET+ uses to engage with decision makers; strategies for strengthening its policy and advocacy activities; and challenges to creating change. It concludes with recommendations on how MANET+ could build on current successes. These recommendations may also be useful for other CSOs looking to increase the effectiveness of their policy and planning activities. Click here for full case study ...
/ Case Studies, Civil Society Organisations, Health, HIV/AIDS and SRH, Malawi, PMTCT, Policy development, Social Mobilisation
Employing Evidence in Policy Advocacy to Mobilise Parliamentarians on Nutrition in Tanzania: Some Lessons from the Hunger and Nutrition Commitment Index (IDS Case Study, 2015)
This case study shares experiences from a collaboration between Partnership for Action on Nutrition in Tanzania (PANITA) and the Institute of Development Studies (IDS, UK), using HANCI evidence to support policy advocacy with the Tanzanian Parliamentary Group for Nutrition, Food Security and Child Rights (PG-NFSCR). The lessons are intended to help other civil society organisations think through the ways in which they can use and apply HANCI data in their own in-country advocacy work. Click here for full study ...
/ Advocacy, Case Studies, Child Rights, Civil Society Organisations, Food Security, Health, Nutrition, Social Mobilisation, Tanzania