Using Information Communication Technologies (ICT) for building the capacities of HIV/AIDS service providers in India
SAATHII’s Information Communication Technologies (ICT) project was funded through the ICT R&D grants competition organized by Asian Media Information and Communications Centre (AMIC), Singapore, on behalf of the Pan Asia Networking Program of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) Canada, the Asia-Pacific Development Information Programme (APDIP) of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and the Asia Pacific Network Information Center (APNIC). The project took place from 2004 to 2006, although several of the ICT initiatives are still operating.
The United Nations General Assembly Special Session on HIV/AIDS was held from May 31st-June 2nd at the United Nations in New York, USA. The purpose of this 2006 meeting was to review progress made in implementing the 2001 Declaration of Commitments on HIV/AIDS and applying the findings to renewed international political commitments, including universal access.
All Manipur Nupi Maanbi Association (AMANA) is a coalition network of three CBOs in Manipur- Maruploi Foundation, AASHA, and SAVE. From July 2012 onwards, AMANA aims to establish itself as a network of CBOs of Men who have Sex with Men (MSM) and Transgender (TG) communities in Manipur. AMANA also strives to provide technical support for and to serve as a resource for MSM/TG issues in the entire northeast. This projects works to strengthen the network as an association, to help identify issues beyond HIV, and to build capacities of its members.