Road Map to ICASA

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The biggest AIDS conference in Africa, ICASA 2017,  is taking place from the 4th to the 9th December, 2017 Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. Under the theme “Africa: Ending AIDS-delivering differently”. 

RIATT-ESA in partnership with Save the Children and REPSSI are co-hosting a Youth Networking Stand at the community village, booth number 11. RIATT-ESA partners are bringing together youth from 8 different eastern and southern African countries to attend the conference, lead discussions around key issues and for capacity building of these young advocates. 

Click here to download a roadmap of children and youth at the 19th ICASA in Abidjan. This road map highlights some of the the youth discussions that will take place "the Youth Stand" ,

Putting Children First event calls for action to tackle child poverty

Despite important strides in the fight against poverty over the past two decades, child poverty remains widespread and persistent. A three-day international conference from 23rd to the 25th of October in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, aims to engage policy makers, practitioners and researchers in identifying solutions for fighting child poverty and inequality in Africa, and inspiring action towards change. More detailed information about the themes, key questions to be considered and the conference objectives can be found in the conference concept note: Putting Children First - Concept note.pdf

Call to Action: The conference will conclude with a commitment to action towards fighting child poverty and inequality in Africa. Action steps will be summarised in a Call for Action. To give feedback on the draft Call for Action email Richard Morgan, Co-Chair of the Global Coalition to End Child Poverty:

Putting Children First - Communique for consultation.pdf

For more information click here, or follow and contribute to the conference debate on Twitter by using #PuttingChildrenFirst.

UNICEF and PATA webinar series from the PATA 2017 Continental Summit

From the 23rd to the 25th October 2017, UNICEF and PATA are hosting a webinar series to share presentations from the PATA 2017 Continental Summit. These presentations will include plenary presentations and country-led solutions to identifying, treating and caring for children and adolescents living with HIV and affected by HIV.

The links to the webinar are below:
October 23rd  9-10am EST and 3-4pm JHB
October 24th  9-10am EST and 3-4pm JHB
October 25th  8.30-9.30am EST and 2.30-3.30pm JHB

For more information contact Jessica Rodrigues at