AAI National MPOA Accountability Workshops

As part of the Monitoring the MPOA project, AIDS Accountability International (AAI), in partnership with The African Union Commission (AUC), The Ford Foundation and Institute for the Advancement of Journalism (IAJ), work together to improve sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) in Africa.

AS part of this project we conducted a series of National SRHR Accountability Workshops in Southern Africa in late 2012 and early 2013.

Participants at the workshops were from three key groups: government, civil society and the media.


These workshops aimed to:

  1. Increase the capacity of the media in Africa on SRHR and to report on relevant SRHR issues to a greater degree and with better engagement.
  2. Build the capacity of government and civil society to work together with the media to improve SRHR and thus increase accountability.
  3. Promote increased action on MPOA through greater networking by government, civil society and media institutions to achieve SRHR goals.


The workshops included presentations from key experts on SRHR and MPOA at national and regional level, as well as an expert media trainer from the IAJ. Furthermore, the workshops included discussions and debates on key focus areas to achieving the MPOA by 2015, as well as how these three stakeholders can play a significant role in reaching the promised goals.


Please see the Concept Note & Programme for further details.

18 and 19th March 2013 – Johannesburg, South Africa @ Institute for the Advancement of Journalism

12th & 13th November 2012 – Gaborone, Botswana @ Cresta President Hotel

15th & 16th November 2012 – Harare, Zimbabwe @ Rainbow Towers Hotel

19th & 20th November 2012 – Lilongwe, Malawi @ Sunbird Capital Hotel

27th & 28th November 2012 – Lusaka, Zambia @ Cresta Golfview Hotel