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Caribbean Regional Network of People Living with HIV and AIDS (CRN+) convened its first Board of Directors Meeting for 2019

April 26, 2019

The Caribbean Regional Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS (CRN+) Board Meeting was convened at the Hilton Hotel, Port of Spain, Republic of Trinidad and Tobago on 15 March 2019.

The Meeting brought together CRN+ Board of Directors, Technical Advisory Group and Secretariat staff to further review and solicit input for improved governance and management of CRN+.  The principal objective of the meeting was to review and revise the CRN+’s strategic direction for CRN+.

The meeting provided an opportunity to reflect on the current operations of CRN+ and develop new plans for the organisation.  It was agreed that in order to improve the governance and management of CRN+, an organisational assessment must be conducted to determine the impact and relevance of CRN+.  The results of the assessment will inform the new strategic direction of the network and the development of a resource mobilisation strategy and operational plan. The board will mobilise funding to conduct the assessment and develop the resource mobilization strategy and operational plan.

The meeting agreed that increased involvement of PLHIV in the regional and national HIV responses will require continued and improved collaboration with National AIDS Programmes.

It was also agreed that board members will be assigned to support select national networks.