CSSR launches new project with workshop on political leadership in the AIDS response

On 18-20 May the CSSR hosted a workshop on political leadership in response to HIV/AIDS in collaboration with the Swedish/Norwegian HIV/AIDS Team and the UNAIDS Regional Support Team for Eastern and Southern Africa (RST-ESA). The workshop was attended by practitioners and researchers from around the region who have an interest in developing political leadership on HIV/AIDS.

The workshop was convened to help shape a research agenda for a new project called What Makes Political Champions on AIDS? The project, a collaboration between the CSSR, the Swedish/Norwegian HIV/AIDS Team and RST-ESA, seeks to analyse which factors determine effective political leadership on HIV prevention in the countries of the ESA region. It is shaped by political science theory and methodology, and will be housed in the Democracy and Africa Research Unit of the CSSR. The project manager is Dr Per Strand.