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  • The POLICY Project facilitated a technical workshop, titled Epidemiologic Projections, Demographic Impact & Resource Allocation in Namibia, from February 27–March 2, 2006. Fifteen participants attended, including representatives from the public sector (the Ministry of Health and Social Services, the Ministry of Education, and the Central Bureau of Statistics); nongovernmental organizations (the Social Marketing Association of Namibia); academia (the University of Namibia); and development partners (the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria). The multisectoral group included public sector planners and other technical experts in demography, epidemiology, and economics. A large policy forum was conducted immediately following the workshop (March 3, 2006) and brought together 47 participants from a wide range of Namibian and international institutions. The workshop findings were presented and discussed, including how they could be used as an advocacy tool for resource generation and reallocation. The overall goal of the workshop was to present tools and strategies to assist the decisionmaking process for national-level resource allocation for HIV/AIDS. The main tool discussed was the Goals Model, an interactive computer-based tool that links budget allocation decisions to their impact on HIV/AIDS program goals. By stressing an evidence-based, multisectoral participatory process, POLICY hoped to build capacity in resource allocation advocacy and modeling skills, deepen local understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of the current HIV surveillance system in Namibia, and project the future course of the epidemic.
    Namibia Windhoek final report Edited FINAL 5 22 06.pdf