Key Populations: Evidence in Action webinar, "Strengthening local capacity for community-led responses to the HIV epidemic among key populations."

LINKAGES evidence in action webinar 8

Please join us for the next installment in the Key Populations: Evidence in Action webinar series

DATE: Thursday, January 17, 2019

TIME: 9:00–10:30 am EST | 5:00-6:30 pm Nairobi | 9:00-10:30 pm Bangkok


The USAID- and PEPFAR-supported LINKAGES project is pleased to host the eighth webinar in a series on topics related to HIV prevention, care, and treatment for key populations—sex workers, men who have sex with men, transgender people, and people who inject drugs.


This webinar will explore the importance of locally-driven capacity development efforts to ensuring an effective, efficient, relevant, and sustainable response to the HIV epidemic among key populations. Presenters will share results of an assessment of capacity development activities implemented with key-population-serving civil society organizations (CSOs) in 12 countries, as well as highlight approaches to CSO capacity development that show promise for strengthening technical competencies and organizational performance in areas that are critical to improving HIV cascade outcomes among key populations.


MODERATOR: Parsa Sanjana, LINKAGES Deputy Director/Management, FHI 360

Integrated locally-led capacity development delivers sustainable results

Brian White, Senior Technical Advisor, LINKAGES, Pact

Prescriptive vs. organic: considerations for successful capacity development approaches with key-population-led CSOs in the Eastern Caribbean

Margarita Elliot, Program Advisor, LINKAGES/Trinidad, FHI 360

Farah Cerson-Khodabaks, Project Coordinator, Suriname Men United

CSO capacity development strategies for improving first 90 performance in Jakarta’s Fast Track response

Caroline Francis, Chief of Party, LINKAGES/Indonesia, FHI 360

Reflections on capacity development from Kenya’s first and oldest sex worker-led organization

Peninah Mwangi, Executive Director, Bar Hostess Empowerment and Support Programme

Systems thinking: a holistic approach to capacity development

Ebele Achor, Global Director, Capacity Development, Pact

key populations, community-led approaches, capacity building, 90-90-90