Most At Risk Populations Network (MARPS) is taking the lead on bridging the gap between the different organisations within its mandate, Kampala City Council Authority, the broader civil society space as well as other implementing partners.
The Secretariat, in reaction, to the long-standing outcry that KCCA doesn’t know what most establishments are contributing to the HIV response in the city as well as organisations reporting that they are not receiving any support (and sometimes services) from the City Authority or Local Government has come up with a strategy to have all key players meet up on a quarterly basis.
In their official communication, MARPS shared, “We are glad to announce that at long last we have an opportunity for KCCA, CSOs and Implementing Partners to meet every quarter for each one of us to report to each other what we have been doing during the quarter. This will go a long way in addressing issues related to poor coordination between the three entities and lack of data/reports on KPs at KCCA.”
Accordingly, the schedules for the quarter July to September 2017 are to be Wednesday 27/9/2017, 9:00am Central Division and 2:00pm Makindye Division, Thursday 28/9/2017 9:00am Kawempe Division and 2:00pm Lubaga Division on Friday 29/9/2017 and 9:00am Nakawa Division.
The Secretariat is now calling upon organisations doing any work in any of the above Divisions (irrespective of your donors and affiliations), to write to Matayo Baluku (email@example.com) to confirm participation & secure space on the Program/Agenda. Only Participants who have confirmed their participation will be allowed in the meeting.
Confirmed participants should prepare their presentation slides to include:
Slide 1: A brief about your Organisation (what it is all about)
Slide 2-4 (depending on the volume of work): Activities conducted by your organisation in July, August and September 2017
Slide 5: Challenges, Lessons learned and support required from KCCA (if any)