he New Partners Initiative (NPI) Program held two end of project (EOP) events in Kampala, Uganda and Johannesburg, South Africa in January 2012. The events brought together 64 NPI partner organizations and sub-partners from Africa, Haiti and Vietnam, as well as representatives from USAID, CDC, HRSA, FHI 360, JSI and local governments, to reflect on NPI program achievements. Experts in organizational development and institutional strengthening focused on ways to boost local capacity and ownership. In addition, NPI partners led sessions to share best practices, lessons learned and resources developed under the NPI program.
Keynote addresses on the role of stigma in the HIV/AIDS epidemic were given by Kevin Storey, executive Director of the Regional AIDS Training Nework and Justice Edwin Cameron of the Consitutional Court of South Africa.
For a glimpse of the collaborative and celebratory spirit of the Southern Africa EOP event, click below.