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PANCAP Knowledge for Health Share Fair successfully used knowledge management for learning and collaborating on “Treat All”Over 60 National AIDS Programme Managers and civil society representatives engaged in panel discussions and skills building sessions

March 27, 2018

This March, the PANCAP Knowledge for Health Project hosted a Share Fair on “Collaborating and Learning towards Treat All” in Port-of-Spain, Republic of Trinidad and Tobago with National AIDS programme (NAP) Managers and civil society representatives (CSOs) from 18 countries in the region. The share fair focused on key themes such as tackling adherence, testing, stigma and discrimination, linkage to care, integration, and CSO/NAP manager collaboration, within the context of how these topics contribute to achieving the 90-90-90 goals and getting countries to Treat All.  Several participatory knowledge exchange approaches were utilized to garner best practices in the region, including conversation cafés, panel conversations, storytelling talks, and human spectrum exercises, all with the intention of enhancing the sharing and learning among those in the room.

Image: Participant Martha Carrillo from Belize facilitates a fishbowl exercise on stigma and discrimination.

In addition, the PANCAP Knowledge for Health team engaged participants in three skills building sessions focused on utilizing the “Adobe Spark” Programme for improving report writing, creating effective charts, posters and graphics using “Piktochart” and utilizing the audience response system and virtual evaluation software, “Poll Everywhere” for accurate monitoring, evaluation, and audience surveys.

The Share Fair was particularly unique to the PANCAP-K4Health team because of the significant involvement of selected participants who took the lead in facilitating sessions. While they received prior coaching on how to implement knowledge management approaches, the facilitators embraced the challenge and successfully implemented their sessions. The success of this Share Fair was truly evident from the engagement and excitement from all of the participants and their sharing and learning together, all with a common goal of achieving the global 90-90-90 HIV targets and getting the region to Treat All by 2020.

View images of the Share Fair on the event web page here.