AJAAT PRESENTATION

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AJAAT PRESENTATION AT JOURNALISTS’ TRAINING:ACCURATE REPORTING ON HIV/AIDS REGENCY HOTEL DATE: JUNE 19, 2010

PRESENTATION OUTLINE

AJAAT’s Birth

AJAAT Strategic Plan (2008 2011) and Website ( www.ajaat.or.tz

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AJAAT challenges, lesson leant and way forward

ESTABLISHMENT

   AJAAT - established in 2002; registered as an NGO in 2003; AJAAT started as an advocacy group on HIV/AIDS issues; Goal: To harness efforts of journalists and mainstream media in the fight against HIV/AIDS;

AJAAT’S GROWTH

       Increasing membership, i.e from 10 (2003) to 120 in 2008; Increasing membership commitments, i.e: Increased number of articles on HIV/AIDS in newspapers, radio and television; Members’ active involvement in all trainings; Members’ active participation in local and international HIV/AIDS media contests; Managing “ongea” listserv for policy dialogue on HIV/AIDS; Office premises and a committed secretariat;

STRATEGIES USED

    Capacity building – sharpened journalists’ reporting skills; Knowledge building –enhanced journalists’ know how on HIV/AIDS and related issues; Media competitions –promoted HIV/AIDS reporting in the media (eg. Features services); Partnerships/Networking - established strong linkages with key partners in the war against HIV/AIDS;

CAPACITY BUILDING AND PARTNERSHIP (COLLABORATION)

AJAAT MEMBERS TRAINED

Year

2004 2005 2004 2004 2007 2007

Name/Type of Training Number Trained Media, FBO work in HIV/AIDS 25 HIV/AIDS Bill 30 Sponsor CUAHA POLICY Project under USAID funding UNAIDS GIPA and stigma elimination through media Accurate Reporting 25 25 RAPID Model (FP/RH), HIV/AIDS 20 UNAIDS USAID/Health Policy Initiative HIV/AIDS and gender based violence (GBV) 20 USAID/Health Policy Initiative

ENHANCED COLLABORATION

 AJAAT collaborators since 2003: 1. TACAIDS/Geita G.M-Initial acquisition of office premises; 2. UNAIDS/UNDP-Capacity building, strategic plan dev; 3. UNICEF-Capacity building, consultancy; 4. USAID/Health Policy Initiative-Capacity building, website dev, technical support; 5. AXIOS-Media Competition 6. POLICY Project under USAID funding-Media Competition, capacity building, technical support; 7. NACP-Technical support;

ACHIEVEMENTS

     Participated in developing HIV/AIDS training manual-(TACAIDS and Media Council of Tanzania- MCT); Conducted rapid assessment on HIV/AIDS workplace and gender policies in the media houses in Tanzania; Produced (draft) an HIV/AIDS Kiswahili Glossary to promote non-stigmatizing language in the media; Conducted a survey on media coverage of children and HIV/AIDS related issues; AJAAT ToTs training others on HIV/AIDS (organized by MCT).

ACHIEVEMENTS..(2)

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Organizations local & international show growing interest in working with AJAAT. Eg.: CUAHA Inter News (USA, & Kenya) Youths against AIDS (UK) Journalists groups from Malawi, Zambia, Namibia, Nigeria and Kenya

ACHIEVEMENTS …3 (WEBSITE)

   Demonstrates AJAAT’s increased capacity in realizing its goal; in providing consistent service to the public; Expand AJAAT’s features service; Promote dialogue around HIV and AIDS-related aspects in Tanzania

WEBSITE

   Promote networking with like-minded groups; journalists networks locally and around the world; Promotes access to HIV/AIDS information to local and international researchers; AJAAT website is already linked to search engines like, Google, Yahoo

WEBSITE

 By the way, AJAAT website editor (Eric Kabendera pictured), is among 16 African journalists recently nominated for CNN Kaiser Family Foundation HIV/AIDS award

STRATEGIC PLAN (1)

A roadmap to:

    Achieving AJAAT’s goal and strategic objectives; Soliciting support of partners on areas prioritized by AJAAT; Effecting an running of the association; Promoting AJAAT’s sustainability through short and long-term planning;

STRATEGIC PLAN Highlights

   The plan will enable AJAAT enrol into its programs 120 editorial managers and media owners, Provide over 40 journalists’ awards, allocate 80 journalists to rural areas; Write 400 articles from the rural areas written, published and aired

CHALLENGES

    To have strong secretariat needs staff funding-AJAAT needs support on this area; To ensure editorial managers are sensitive towards HIV/AIDS so as to increase coverage about HIV/AIDS; To ensure HIV/AIDS training manual is effectively used by schools of journalisms for training young-career journalists; Adding Kiswahili language into AJAAT’s website to reach out Kiswahili speakers;

LESSON LEARNT

  Journalists capacity strengthening enhances their commitment in media advocacy; Team-work can lead achieving intended goals

WAY FORWARD (1)

   Building a strong AJAAT secretariat; Resource mobilization to implement activities in the strategic plan; Increasing membership and influence schools of journalism to make HIV/AIDS part and parcel of their curricular;

WAY FORWARD (2)

    Enhancing output of articles by print media, and reaching out to electronic media (TV, Radio) Publishing IEC, BCC materials for journalists and general public; Establishing a production studio for print and electronic media; Widening partnership database in and outside the country;

WAY FORWARD (3)

    To strongly advocate for issues of male engagement in PMTCT and Care Treatment services; Campaign strongly for HIV/AIDS workplace policies in the media houses in Tanzania; To strengthen collaboration with partners in promoting services at Care Treatment Centers (CTC), Voluntary Counseling Testing (VCT), PMTCT, etc; HIV/AIDS and gender issues;

RECENTLY, WE LAUNCHED THE FOLLOWING TOOLS…….

AND, FINALLY……

Our motto is to see Tanzania Bila UKIMWI becoming a possible dream God Bless You NA Thank you for listening!!!

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