Community Engagement in DSD Programs

Launched in November 2018, the Community Engagement Technical Working Group ensures that the voices of people living with HIV and recipients of care are central to the CQUIN network.

The community of practice (CoP) supports the engagement of representatives of national and regional networks of people living with HIV in all CQUIN activities. For this CoP, all network countries should be represented by a recipient of care nominated by the respective national networks of people living with HIV.

 

  • Representatives from 20 of the 21 network countries are currently participating in the CoP. They include representatives of national and regional networks of people living with HIV
  • Ms. Solange Baptiste and Dr. Bactrin Killingo from ITPC are the technical leads, supported by Dr. Rudo Kuwengwa, CQUIN Regional Advisor
  • The group drafted a Community Engagement Framework, which was presented at the 3rd CQUIN Annual Meeting in November 2019.

 

  • In 2020-2021, the CoP developed and piloted an accompanying monitoring toolkit (available in EnglishFrench, and Portuguese) to enable stakeholders to assess the extent of Community Engagement in DSD-related policy, implementation, and evaluation.
  • Initial results from the CE Assessment Toolkit were presented here at CQUIN’s 5th annual meeting.