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Title: THE ROLE OF INDIGENOUS VOLUNTARY ASSOCIATIONS IN COMMUNITY BASED HIV/AIDS INTERVENTION ACTIVITIES (THE CASE OF IDDIRS IN ADDIS ABABA)
Authors: Negash, Wubalem
Advisors: ALULA PANKHRUST (PHD.)
Copyright: 2003
Date Added: 22-Apr-2008
Publisher: Addis Ababa University
Abstract: The purpose of this research is to assess the role played by Iddir in coping with the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Addis Ababa, and hence to assess the role of non governmental organizations and governmental organizations in promoting active participation of Iddirs in the national HIV/AIDS intervention. In this thesis Iddir is considered as the major community based organization that can ensure the mobilization of every section of the community in anti HIV/AIDS activities. The activities of governmental organizations and non-governmental organizations are assessed with regard to their activities in involving Iddir in HIV/AIDS intervention activities. Increased mortality rate among majority of Iddirs resulting in increased expenditure on burial and related activities progressively deplete the financial resources of Iddirs. This situation in its turn result in limited involvement of Iddirs in poverty reduction and development activities. In some cases the very livelihood of Iddirs to survive is in jeopardy. So, involving Iddirs in anti HIV/AIDS activities is timely and reasonable considering the threat of the epidemic and the role Iddirs could play in mobilizing the community in such undertakings. Community based HIV/AIDS intervention that is undertaken in involving Iddirs in anti HIV/AIDS activities is in its infancy. Few efforts are being made to involve Iddirs in anti HIV/AIDS activities by certain NGOs and GOs. Very few NGOs are currently working in the areas of HIV/AIDS interventions with partner Iddirs. The existing attempts are recently adopted in which very few Iddirs took part. The existing activities of involved Iddirs are mainly reliant on the technical and financial assistance obtained from NGOs and GOs. The actives of NGO range from capacity building for local community based organizations like Iddirs, to provision of IEC, and care and support for AIDS patients and AIDS orphans. The role of partner NGOs are considerable in initiating the local Iddirs in taking part in HIV/AIDS interventions, as well as enhancing their role in these activities. Partner NGOs implement projects, which obviously are limited in resources, time and area. The sustainability of many of these activities is limited. The activities of GOs include formation of Iddirs council and facilitate capacity building activities for the local Iddirs in anti HIV/AIDS activities. There is large amount of financial resources availed at the national level, which is meant to enhance the financial capacity of CBOs in their anti HIV/AIDS activities. However, Iddirs rarely prepared projects proposals to use the EMSAP fund.. Limited technical capacity of Iddirs is the major factor that hinders the success of such attempts xiii undertaken by government organization and non-government organization. Certain suggestions about further improvement in partnership, capacity building and networking are recommended to improve the situation of identified problems.
Description: A THESIS SUBMITTED TO THE SCHOOL OF GRADUATE STUDIES OF ADDIS ABABA UNIVERSITY IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE OF MASTERS OF ARTS IN REGIONAL AND LOCAL DEVELOPMENT STUDIES
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/850
Appears in:Thesis - Regional and Local Development

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