The Knowledge Management and learning programme seeks to develop a regional learning platform that leverages the power of Information Communication and Technologies (ICTs) to build a reliable and effective system and mechanism that systematically captures stores and facilitates the productive use of HIV & AIDS knowledge and experiences gained overtime in the region.
This platform has two key imperatives:
(i) it is a regional web-based knowledge repository of information specifically related to indigenous CSOs in Eastern Africa;
(ii) It serves as an electronic space for CSOs’ to share information, experiences and accelerate shared learning and space for dialogue on key HIV & AIDS pertinent issues among the CSOs.
EANNASO adopts a gradual build-up approach to execution of the Program strategy through:-
a) Building and strengthening the internal ICT capacity, tools and systems;
b) Acquire and develop the capacity to communicate with the world at large, profile EANNASO work and products using modern state of the art technology. The following diagram depicts the visual representation of the programme design.
There is limited knowledge and learning platform in the region focusing on indigenous CSOs. Consequently, the value addition of these communities based CSOs tends to get lost as they often exists in the shadows of INGOs and other bodies. Further still, experience has shown that national CSO interventions also take precedence over sub-national ones. This programme creates space and opportunity for dialogue at the regional level for exchange of information and knowledge among all indigenous CSO for value addition. All relevant good practices, case studies, publications and on-line resources can be centrally found and used as the basis for encouraging electronic dialogue.
This programme also serve as a quality controller of internally generated information emanating from the other two core programme areas and play a role in the internal processing and interpretation of data to be channelled through popular media for public consumption.
In addition to the aforesaid, this programme cohere a regional research agenda focusing on CSOs and HIV prevention as the basis for generating new knowledge, establishing trends/needs, tracking progress; as well as a means for gathering evidence in advocacy and drawing greater attention to indigenous CSOs.