Drivning Forces, Issues, Scaling up
Sida Regional Conference on HIV/AIDS in Asia, February 2006
Hiv/aids is one of the biggest development obstacles. Therefore hiv/aids is a strategic priority for Sida. Sida supports and encourages an integrated approach to face the complex consequences of the epidemic. Sida works with prevention and preparedness also in countries and regions not yet highly affected by hiv/aids. As part of taking on this challenge and scaling up efforts, Sida Civil Society Center initiated a conference for civil society organisations in Asia on hiv/aids in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The purpose of the conference was to enable Swedish and local organisations to meet across organisational boundaries, to create a venue for exchanging new knowledge and exposing one another to new methods and tools. The idea was to offer every participant something to bring home and apply to the local context.