Getting to grips with the GIPA principle Kevin Moody International Coordinator/ CEO, GNP+ 21 July 2010, AIDS 2010
The GIPA principle • Greater involvement of people living with HIV • Universal right to self-determination • Widely recognised and accepted • How do we apply the GIPA principle to our programmes and in our organisations?
GIPA Good Practice Guide • GNP+ and Alliance • Part of Alliance Good Practice Series • Focussed at programme level • Developed through consultative process: planning meeting 2009, 11 interviews with programme officers globally, desk review, review team • Case studies, strategies, tools • Making the GIPA principle ‘real’
Why involve PLHIV? • Programmes and policies are tailored and responsive • Stronger community systems and better local responses to HIV • Increased self-determination of PLHIV
Ways of practising GIPA • Organisational policy-making • Programming and research • Educators • Peer support • Campaigns and public speaking • Advocacy • Working with organisations of people living with HIV • Requires leadership, strategic planning within organisations and commitment to addressing barriers to participation
GIPA in your programmes • Involving PLHIV throughout the programme cycle (assessment, planning and design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation) • Applying good practice (for example, addressing stigma and discrimination, recognising the competencies of PLHIV, and building capacity of PLHIV) • Achieving representation of diverse PLHIV
GIPA in your organisation • Active involvement of PLHIV in governance bodies • Organisational commitment to applying the GIPA principle in strategic plan or work plan • Creating a supportive workplace policy for involving PLHIV
Strategies for building capacity among PLHIV and organisatiosn of PLHIV STEP 1: Understand what capacities support active participation in your programmes and organisation STEP 2: Recognise and build on existing capacities of all people, communities and organisations STEP 3: Build capacity in practical ways, for example, develop an internship programme, invest in organisations of PLHIV, establish links with other organisations providing training and mentoring
Using the GIPA Good Practice Guide • The GIPA principle is a commitment to a rights-based and participatory approach • Strategies and tools exist to support the application of the GIPA principle • Working with PLHIV makes your programmes responsive, relevant and sustainable!
This guide is dedicated to people living with HIV around the world who work to make contributions towards the HIV response.For a copy of the guide, please visit www.gnpplus.net and www.aidsalliance.org