NACOPHA identifies key stakeholders as those without whom NACOPHA will not achieve its vision, mission and objectives. The brief analysis lists key stakeholders, their roles and what they expect from NACOPHA. The key stakeholders are the Government which comprises of:
Development Partners; The experience of the first strategic plan indicates that the Development Partners are key to the success of NACOPHA’s strategic plan, through providing financial resources, technical assistance and partnership especially in global advocacy for issues pertaining to PLHIV health, dignity and prevention. NACOPHA is expecting long term commitment support from the Development Partners as well as other stakeholders.
National Networks for PLHIV As an umbrella body NACOPHA cannot achieve its objectives without the National Networks playing their role in delivering services and mobilizing the constituency. The networks facilitate and coordinate issues from the PLHIV communities while empowering them. They are expected to generate local resources, to liaise with the Local Government Authorities on issues related to the quality of life for PLHIVs. The networks bring together the PLHIV associations support groups wherever they are. They are also important in fighting stigma and discrimination.
Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) The CSOs have a comparative advantage of reaching remote rural areas where the government health facilities are not adequate. CSOs therefore play an important role in community mobilization to care for and support PLHIV. They strengthen Community health systems to support PLHIV groups, clusters and individuals. CSOs are active in building the capacity of PLHIV clusters, mobilizing and training the associations to manage income generating activities or micro credit.
UN agencies – UNAIDS, UNFPA, UNICEF, UNDP and ILO
International development agencies: USAID, CIDA, SIDA, DANIDA, JICA and CDC Rapid Funding Envelop (RFE)
International Civil society organizations:- AMREF, ACTIONAID, FUTURES GROUP, EGPAF, CRS, GNP+, NAP+ EAR, MSH, ICAP, PATHFINDER,AFRICARE and MARIESTOPES
National Civil Society Organizations PLHIV Networks Private sector- TBL, Airtel, Vodacom, Barclays Bank, Barrick Gold Corporation
Academia – Universities the Media institutions