Adherence to HIV/AIDS and TB treatment is still a challenge for patients with HIV and TB. From the research done, patients are well educated about HIV/AIDS issues. They know that is important to take their ARTs on time. But due to some challenges they stop taking them. However, people with TB are not well educated about TB treatment and they stop taking medication. Issue of concern is that much effort need to be directed towards education regarding HIV/AIDs and TB treatment.
That was the question that constantly reverberated through the room as we discussed, "If men are in, who are out". A very active session, where clearly people had very strong views on men and their role in society, their power, their abuse thereof, their culture and how they percieve themselves. The dialogue focused session touched on numerous issues, which I do not propose to report on, but rather give my thoughts as they were shaped through the session.
Community service forums: a voice for the community?
An interesting discussion we had around participation as a key ingriedient for good development, was that while we all see the significance of it to ensure sustainability of the intervention, we all find it difficult. It is time and resource intensive and to add to the load, we are often bound by funders. Funders are very specific in the programmes they are wanting to support and are also demanding of result and impact in the very near future. It was acknowledged that funders have to answer to back donors as well and at times their hands are also tied.
We are learning about blogging and for us at JAW thinking about how we could use this for M+E and also to capture and have conversations with each other about our work. We feel like we don't always have time to connect and reflect together, so maybe blogging will help create a space where we can share our learnings, insights, frustrations.
Welcome Dinner and AMAZING entertainment - Ascot Convention Centre
Busi Ndlovu - Welcome
"this occasion is about partners meeting to shape Oxfams picture and agenda"
Andrew Hewitt - ED Oxfam Aus - Video
"committed to effective working relationships with community based oganisations across the world.
What brings a whole bunch of people, from civil society, to join together on a wet Sunday afternoon, for four days in Pietermaritzburg? Intersections 09. Intersect what?
So what do I expect on this the Oxfam Australia Learning Event for 2009. I am looking forward to discussions on subjects in the development arena, specifically about empowering women in business related development opportunities. It is also a great opportunity to network with other organisations, see what they are up to and how they are solving the issues that challenge them each day.
Hi my name is Jacqui and I am part of media and documentation team.
I expect to come out of this workshop with useful information on networking, social networking skills, my blogging skills will be enhanced. As an advocacy officer I want to learn about cellphone advocacy tools. I also expect to have fun as part of the media and documentation tea. It will be great to learn from other oxfam partners experiences and the opportunity to network on a broader level. I wont miss the policy sessions for anything.
I am glad to be here in South Africa, the country of Madiba "Mandela" for the Oxfam Australia Learning event. The venue of the event is very beautiful, very green,calm, the best choice for such an incredible event and all are in order to help the participants all along this event thanks to the hard working staff of the Oxfam Australi South African office.
I'm at the Oxfam partners conference, and I form part of the documenting team over the next three days of this intersection conference, here is what I expect form the upcoming interaction with other partners.
Okay, another gathering, another talk shop, whatever you want to call it! Now they come up with this name too – intersections. What is it all about? Hmmm… (oh, and did I mention, it is in Pietermaritzburg of all places – now I’m in a village with a name my spell check cant recognise! Okay, it’s a city).