Regional Training & Leadership Programme(TaLP)

The TaLP is hosted annually by ARASA. We accept two participants from the following 18 countries in Southern and East Africa: Angola, Botswana, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

The Programme aims to develop a pool of Change Advocates with expertise ranging from resource mobilisation, grant management to advocacy geared towards promoting human rights based responses to HIV, TB & SRHR in the region.

The programme has trained 284 Alumni since its inception in 2008 and continues to harness the potential of collaboration & peer-to-peer learning across a broad range of movements; to work towards removing legal, policy and social barriers which hinder the rights to bodily autonomy and integrity for all!

The ARASA Training and Leadership programme will equip participants with;

  1. An in-depth appreciation of the relationship between health and human rights (focus: HIV, TB & SRHR);
  2. Capacity strengthening around current priorities & health trends as they relate to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH);
  3. Enhanced skills and competence to undertake mapping, develop, plan & conduct advocacy to further HIV, TB, sexual reproductive health and rights;
  4. Guidance on how to monitor laws and policies to meaningful engagement of national key influencers, to influence national budgeting and planning;
  5. Updates on the latest scientific advancements in HIV and TB prevention and treatment; and
  6. Skills to plan projects, resource mobilisation and grant management skills.

People living with HIV, those affected by TB, women and adolescent girls & boys, key populations including sex workers, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex (LGBTQIA or people who use drugs, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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