Accelerating the education sector response to HIV/AIDS in Nigeria

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This report records the proceedings and outcomes of two workshops on "Accelerating the Education Sector Response to HIV/AIDS in Nigeria". The first of these took place in Abuja for the staff of the Federal Ministry of Education (FME) and its parastatals. The second took place at National Institute for Educational Planning and Administration (NIEPA), Ondo for state government officials from Enugu, Kaduna, Oyo and Taraba. The participants at these workshops included representatives from the civil society and the development partners coordinated by the UNAIDS Inter-Agency Task Team (IATT) on HIV/AIDS and Education. It is expected that the 'road map' constructed from these series of workshops will enable the education sector to respond appropriately to the epidemic. Implicit in this is the building and strengthening of the capacity of the HIV/AIDS Unit of the Federal Ministry of Education as well as the critical mass and at the level of the states. This will be needed so that these units can provide the much needed leadership on issues of policy and programming in the education sector. It is hoped that with this template the education sector will be in a position to lead the way in terms of sectoral response to HIV/AIDS.

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