A subgroup of Country Programmes within Prolinnova jointly developed ideas for learning and action related to Participatory Innovation Development (PID) in the face of HIV/AIDS. In January 2008, the HAPID (HIV/AIDS and PID) subproject was launched. The initial two years are funded by the Netherlands Directorate for International Cooperation (DGIS) under the Community-Led Natural Resource Management programme implemented jointly by Prolinnova and COMPAS (Comparing and Supporting Endogenous Development). The Prolinnova programmes involved initially in HAPID are those in Ghana–South, Mozambique and South Africa.
The local organisations responsible for coordinating the HAPID activities in each country are:
- Ghana–South: ECASARD (Ecumenical Association for Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development)
- South Africa: FSG (Farmer Support Group), University of KwaZulu-Natal
The HAPID subproject is guided by aMozambique: n international team composed of Brigid Letty (Prolinnova–South Africa),Romuald Rutazihana (Prolinnova–Mozambique), Ann Waters-Bayer and Chesha Wettasinha (Prolinnova International Support Team, ETC EcoCulture), Carolien Aantjes (ETC Crystal) and Michael Loevinsohn(Applied Ecology Associates). View self-introductions of the HAPID international team.
A new sub-section has been created on (this) Prolinnova website for HIV/AIDS and PID under Thematic Programs. Learn more about HAPID here.