Birth of District Networks
In 2002, UNASO members agreed that a decentralized coordination mechanism be established. This gave birth to district networks, whose mandate is to coordinate ASOs that operate within the district level. Subsequently, UNASO Secretariat then embarked on building the institutional capacity of these networks and their member ASOs. Wamimbi says that the first district networks to be created were Mbale, Gulu, Nebbi, Kamuli, Mbarara, Masaka and Wakiso.
UNASO, over the years, invested in the establishment of District HIV & AIDS Networks and active representation of civil society ‘voice’ at national level with the aim of strengthening its coordination and advocacy role. The growth of the district HIV Networks has been a result of demand by different ASOs and stakeholders to have as many districts as possible benefitting from this networking and advocacy framework.
Growth of UNASO Networks over the Years
Please click on this link to see a graph showing the growth of district networks over the years…Growth of District Networks. See Coordination Structre