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Joint ILO / UNESCO Southern African Subregional Workshop, 30 November - 2 December 2005, Maputo, Mozambique. Improving responses to HIV / AIDS in education sector workplaces. Report.
Geneva, Switzerland, ILO, 2006. 63 p.The workshop was organized under the auspices of an ILO programme initiated in 2004, developing a sectoral approach to HIV/AIDS education sector workplaces, as a complement to the ILO's code of practice HIV/AIDS and the world of work, adopted in 2001. A number of research papers and assessments prepared by international organizations in recent years have highlighted the impact of HIV and AIDS on the education sector workforce in developing countries, especially in sub-Saharan Africa. High prevalence results in morbidity and mortality rates which deprive affected countries of some of their most educated and skilled human resources. In addition, teachers are often not trained or supported to deal with HIV in schools, and the disease has also affected the management capacity of education systems. In 2005, UNESCO joined the ILO in a collaborative project, aimed at the development of an HIV and AIDS workplace policy and related resource materials for use by education staff and stakeholders at national and institutional levels in southern African countries. The workshop in Maputo brought together representatives of government (ministries of labour and education), employer organizations and teacher/educator unions from seven countries to participate in this process, along with representatives of regional and international organizations (see Appendix 1 for list of participants). (excerpt)
UNESCO Nairobi cluster consultation: HIV / AIDS and the role of education service commissions, 16th to 18th June 2003, Kampala, Uganda. [Consultation de groupe du bureau nairobien de l'UNESCO : le VIH/SIDA et le rôle des commissions des services d'éducation, du 16 au 18 juin 2003, à Kampala, Ouganda]
Nairobi, Kenya, UNESCO, 2003. 46 p.The UNESCO Nairobi Office organised the second in a series of consultations on HIV/AIDS and education at the Nile Conference Centre in Kampala, Uganda, from 16th to 18th June 2003. This was convened upon recommendation of the first consultation on HIV/AIDS and education organised by UNESCO Nairobi that took place in Kigali, Rwanda, in March 2003. A key recommendation of the Kigali consultation was to bring together the heads of the education and teachers’ service commissions from the cluster countries, namely, Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda, to review how the HIV/AIDS pandemic is affecting the quality of the teaching service. The Kampala consultation, therefore, convened heads of Education and Teachers’ Service Commissions, those responsible for human resources in education, finance departments, leaders of teachers’ unions and UNESCO representatives from the cluster. Also participating in the consultation were members of the Mobile Task Team on HIV and Education – the MTT. The purpose of the consultation was to enhance the understanding on how HIV/AIDS is influencing the education service and the provision of quality education and how those responsible for teacher management can sustain the quality of education provision in the face of HIV/AIDS. The consultation had three main objectives. The first was to increase awareness among educator management authorities about the principal challenges imposed by HIV/AIDS to the quality of the teaching service. The second was to enhance commitment among senior management of teaching services and ministries of education to respond appropriately to the impact of HIV/AIDS on the teaching service, on quality of education and on individual educators as employees. The third objective was to identify priority actions within the management of education service commissions and within education human resource management generally and to come up with action plans. (excerpt)