Botswana

Botswana
Population
2,182,719
HIV Prevalence (UNAIDS, 2014)
25.2%

From 2003 to 2015, NASTAD Botswana provided technical assistance to Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development (MLG&RD), National AIDS Coordinating Agency (NACA) and Ministry of Health (MOH).  NASTAD’s TA specifically helped strengthen the objectivity, structure and focus of the district planning process by ensuring the use of evidence in all HIV and AIDS district planning processes and the integration and coordination of programs, stakeholders and resources at different levels.   NASTAD also worked closely with MLG&RD and NACA to build a fully functional Community Capacity Enhancement through Community Conversation (CCE-CC) implementation system and structures by developing guidelines, standard operating procedures and tools.  The program empowered and improved the level of community participation and ownership in the HIV/AIDS response.   NASTAD TA also helped the development of a comprehensive training curriculum that was applicable to the current District AIDS Coordinators (DAC) job responsibilities, adaptable to the changing role of the DACs in the larger public health landscape in Botswana, and demonstrated in increase in the DACs confidence and capacity to be effective leaders and managers.

In addition, NASTAD also partnered with MLG&RD, NACA, district level structures, FHI360, and other district core partners to strengthen district health systems for effective coordination, collaboration, cooperation with CSOs to accomplish shared responsibilities for district level HIV and AIDS program design, implementation and reporting. The technical assistance and support provided enhanced the district level partnership, collaboration and coordination frameworks between government and CSOs and strengthened the technical and organizational capacity of CSOs/NGOs to deliver strategic and high quality HIV/AIDS services. NASTAD Botswana was closed after a successful transition of all project activities to MLG&RD, NACA and other key partners in March 31, 2015.

Activities & Projects

    • Applied Leadership Development Program for District HIV & AIDS Coordination (2012 - 2015)
     

    • Botswana Prevention Works (2009 - 2010)
     

    • In 2008, NASTAD Botswana initiated its Botswana Prevention Works Project in five districts, providing financial and technical assistance to nine community based organizations implementing high-priority HIV prevention projects. At least 20,000 individuals were reached through outreach programs.

    • Civil Society Strengthening (2011 - 2015)
     

    • NASTAD Botswana is working with Family Health International (FHI 360) to implement a five-year USAID funded Botswana Civil Society Strengthening Program. NASTAD Botswana works to improve communication and collaborations between district government and civil society organizations. 

    • Community Capacity Enhancement (2010 - 2015)
     

    • Evidence Based Planning (2004 - 2014)
     

    • NASTAD Botswana enhanced district annual HIV planning processes by developing revised national terms of reference for District Multi-Sectoral AIDS Committees (DMSACs) and standard guidance for Evidence Based Planning (EBP) and by providing technical assistance to all districts.