08.08.2002 -

HIV/AIDS Preventive Education through ICTs

To address the growing problems and incidence of HIV/AIDS in the cross-border areas of the Greater Mekong Subregion, the Asian Development Bank, with financial support from the Japan Fund for ICT is proposing the development and implementation of programmes that will deal with these problems in collaboration with UNESCO Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau of Education and SEAMEO.

To address the growing problems and incidence of HIV/AIDS in the cross-border areas of the Greater Mekong Subregion, the Asian Development Bank, with financial support from the Japan Fund for ICT is proposing the development and implementation of programmes that will deal with these problems in collaboration with UNESCO Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau of Education and SEAMEO.

 

In order to develop effective programmes that respond to local needs and context, a situational analysis or fact-finding exercise was undertaken during the Regional Workshop and Consultation on ICT and HIV/AIDS Preventive Education in the Cross-Border Areas of the Greater Mekong Subregion that was held from 30-31 July 2002 in Bangkok.

 

The Consultative Workshop was participated in by officials from the National HIV/AIDS Programmes, ministries of education and ICT sector from the six Greater Mekong Subregion countries, Cambodia, China, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand and Viet Nam as well as representatives from Asian Development Bank, UNESCO, Bangkok, SEAMEO and its network organizations, UNAIDS, UNICEF and a number of NGOs.

 

The programme of the workshop included country presentations from Cambodia, China, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand and Viet Nam which provided an analysis of the current situation of HIV/ AIDS with special focus on border areas and vulnerable groups, the status of preventive education under the education sector and the application of ICT.

 

The Workshop could identiy priority areas and groups; the range of ICTs to be used, the major preventive education messages to be promoted; the objectives of the project; the organizational and implementation arrangements at country level and suggested follow-up actions.




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