The conference will bring together stakeholders of the Cooperation Fund for Fighting HIV/AIDS to review the effectiveness and outcomes of the projects supported by the fund. Invited participants will be partners from government, civil society and development agencies, who have been involved in the trust fund implementation. The conference is co-hosted by ADB and UNAIDS regional office in Bangkok. To ensure progress towards more sustainable response to HIV/AIDS at the country and regional levels, it is essential to gauge the outcome of ADB’s interventions as well as consider effective approaches in achieving the strategic priorities in the future.
The conference objectives are:
- To appraise outcomes, lessons, and best practices resulting from the implementation of projects supported by the fund.
- To identify alternative financing mechanisms and partnerships that will enable continued cost effective engagement of ADB in the response to HIV/AIDS. This could include, inter alia, Universal Health Coverage program in countries.
- To plan beyond 2014, particularly discuss how to address future priorities and funding sources to support programming for regional initiatives to tackle HIV/AIDS and related health issues in the region (such as TB, health of the marginalized, urban health etc.).
Partners from government, civil society and development agencies