The objectives of the network have been identified as follows:
- To share information and learning about HIV/AIDS and local government amongst organisations, researchers, government officials and consultants working in this arena
- To generate partnerships between civil society organisations, and between civil society and government at various levels, to strengthen local governance processes and responses to HIV/AIDS
- To document and disseminate good practice, as identified during learning events, that are of benefit to various stakeholders involved in local governance processes, including communities and municipalities.
The network convenes quarterly learning events, on themes decided on collectively by the network, with responsibility for hosting events shared between core members.
An input paper, summarising the key debates on the topic, is prepared for each event and reports of each event are made available.
Current Network Members
Built Environment Support Group (BESG)
Centre for AIDS Development, Research and Evaluation (CADRE)
Centre for Municipal Research and Advice (CMRA)
Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA)
Education & Training Unit
Institute for Democracy in South Africa (Idasa)
Forced Migration Studies Programme at Wits University
German Agency for Technical Cooperation (GTZ-Strengthening Local Governance Programme)
Medical Research Council (MRC) and Wits University Centre for Health Policy (CHP)
South African Local Government Association (SALGA)
Independent development practitioners
HALOGEN seeks to bring together researchers and organisations, working on HIV/AIDS in order to share knowledge, skills and learning on HIV/AIDS and local government.
Membership of HALOGEN is open to individuals and organisations who are involved in research or training work related to HIV/AIDS and the role of local government in responding to the epidemic and who share the purpose and objectives as stated above. If you or your organisation is interested to join HALOGEN, please download the membership form and return the completed form to Stacey-Leigh Joseph.
The German Agency for Technical Cooperation (GTZ), through the Strengthening Local Governance Programme (SLGP) provides funding and support for the activities of the HIV/AIDS and Local Government Learning Network. The SLGP is a partnership initiative between the GTZ, the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) and the South African Local Government Association (SALGA).
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