What We Do

Building The Capacity Of CSO’s To Better Respond To HIV/AIDS Challenge

UNASO program implementation is hinged on our mandate to coordinate the CSOs so that they can more effectively and efficiency respond to the epidemic and thus contribute to the achievement of not only its vision but also the national and international development goals. UNASO works to achieve this by

Consolidating and scaling-up its interventions while focusing on doing things within its mandate so that more results and impact can be achieved with the same resources

Mobilizing and engaging its large number of member organizations and partners that are spread across the country and internationally

Enhancing creativity, collaboration and connectivity among members and partners at various levels viz international, national, decentralized and regional levels.

Our Mandate

  1. Advocacy

UNASO works to build the capacity of its district networks and ASOs so that they can collaboratively hold the duty bearers and moral duty bearers accountable for respecting, protecting and fulfilling the rights of the population especially in relation to HIV/AIDS by, for instance, ensuring that government adopts and implements appropriate legal policies, national laws, institutions and processes

  1. Institutional Capacity Building

In order for UNASO to implement its mandate and the additional responsibilities given to it, it needs to develop both its own institutional capacity and the ones of its AIDS Service Organisations (ASOs), constituent members and communities. UNASO invests efforts in building the capacity of its board of directors, the secretariat, district networks, ASOs, CBOs and communities

  1. Coordination, Networking and Partnerships

UNASO undertakes joint facilitation, communication, sharing, planning, consensus building and monitoring & evaluation of activities of stakeholders for a more efficient and effective response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic by CSOs

  1. Strategic Information Management

UNASO takes the lead, in disseminating the NSP, strategies, policies, etc to its membership; this would enable CSOs remain relevant to the HIV/AIDS response. UNASO keeps in constant contact and communication with the district networks by developing appropriate communication strategy including information products and two-way channels of dissemination

UNASO Partnership Platforms

UNASO engages partners and stakeholders that are public and those that are non-public, at two levels, namely; Technical Partners and Strategic Partners.

The public partners include government ministries, departments and agencies while the non-public include Non-Governmental Organisations.

Technical partners are engaged with the goal of sharing information and resources, cross learning and capacity building.

Engage with our partners across the following key functions of UNASO; joint advocacy, capacity building, joint resource mobilization and coordination.

We do all this to leverage technical and financial resources and to maximize benefits of synergy and to promote efficiency.

Meet the 2019 AVAC Advocacy Fellow – Uganda

Even with tremendous work that researchers and scientists are doing and how far we have come in regards to the epidemic, many young people continue to acquire HIV every day. This shows that we have to go back to the drawing board and come up with better products and plans to deliver all prevention options. Even as a young HIV-positive advocate, I can tell you that it never gets easier—so for me to give a young person out there any chance to a better life is important and is the source of my strength to advocate for HIV prevention.

Shakirah Namwanje

UNASO Release Guidelines on Prevention of GBV

Our Partners