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AIDS 2012: Regional Session: Sustainable Development and HIV – A Caribbean Agenda

AIDS 2012: Regional Session: Sustainable Development and HIV – A Caribbean Agenda

For more information on this session, including access to speaker presentations, please see the conference Programme-at-a-Glance.

The Caribbean region is looking beyond the MDGs, to develop a new agenda for sustainable development and HIV, based on four pillars: unified gender and SHR, equity and human rights, participation of Caribbean women, girls and men, and partnerships. These pillars will look at identifying fiscal options for sustaining social and economic development, protecting Caribbean minorities and developing civil society capacity to secure social justice, facilitating participation of Caribbean women, girls and men with a focus on how to address domestic violence, reach poor women, and change men’s perceptions. The last pillar proposes a new approach, by encouraging partnerships with bilateral, foundation, social media and cultural leaders. This approach will apply to partnerships within and outside of the region.

Introduction

A New Sustainable Development Agenda for the Caribbean

  • Juliette Bynoe-Sutherland, Guyana

Why GIPA is Critical To Sustainability of The AIDS Response

  • Rachel Charles, Grenada 

Rethinking Partnerships

  • Edward Greene, Guyana

Youth as a Force of Sustainability

  • Jaevion Nelson, Jamaica

The Challenge of Maintaining Programmatic Consistency in a Parliamentary Democracy

  • Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams, Saint Martin

Overcoming Social and Cultural Norms to Address the HIV infection in Guyana

  • Leslie Ramsammy, Guyana

Questions and Answers

Closing Remarks

  • First Lady Sophia Martelly, Haiti 

Event Date

Jul 23, 2012