The Joint Learning Initiative on Children and HIV/AIDS (JLICA)

The Joint Learning Initiative

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The JLICA is spurred by the urgency of the crisis confronting children affected by HIV/AIDS – and by the conviction that crucial opportunities are now emerging for action to protect and promote children’s wellbeing. Its goal is to improve the survival and well-being for children affected by HIV/AIDS through expanded implementation of effective, evidence-based policies and programs by international agencies, governments, non-governmental organizations and community-based initiatives.

The aim of the Initiative is to compile and disseminate research, policy, programme and operational knowledge and advocate for its implementation. This is being done by four thematic learning groups whose focus comes from the 2004 Framework for the Protection, Care and Support of Orphans and Vulnerable Children Living in a World with HIV and AIDS. In addition to the thematic learning groups, there will be several cross-cutting topics which will allow the JLICA to add value.