Detailed Mechanism Funding and Narrative

Years of mechanism: 2008 2009

Details for Mechanism ID: 9407
Country/Region: Nigeria
Year: 2008
Main Partner: Academy for Educational Development
Main Partner Program: NA
Organizational Type: NGO
Funding Agency: USAID
Total Funding: $152,887

Funding for Testing: HIV Testing and Counseling (HVCT): $152,887

The Academy for Educational Development (AED) will undertake a three-year program to provide HIV/AIDS

workplace programming in Nigeria via our SMARTWork Project with a focus on building the capacity of

workplace partners to directly implement HIV programs in Nigeria. The bulk of direct activities will be

implemented via indigenous Nigerian entities and there will be a focus to the program to address Small and

Medium Size Enterprises (SMEs) - micro-enterprises (1-10 employees), small-enterprises (11-50

employees), medium-enterprise (51-100 employees).

Through workplace program efforts, and via partnerships with organized labor, business owners, and

government, we will reach a substantial number of Nigerians with HIV/AIDS prevention, care and support

services. Partners for this effort will include the Nigerian Business Coalition Against AIDS (NIBUCAA), a

Nigerian NGO that will support ABC sensitization programs and uptake of VCT services in SMEs; and five

national unions that are uniquely placed to reach public and private sector employees with HIV and AIDS-

related programs. Union partners include the National Union of Textile, Garment and Tailoring Workers of

Nigeria (NUTGTWN), the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), the National Union of

Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG), the National Union of Chemical Footwear, Rubber,

Leather and Non-Metallic Products (NUCFRLANMPE) and the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian

Universities (SSANU).

AED will strengthen the technical, management and financial operational capacities of NIBUCAA to ensure

that its procedures and systems support a sustainable and effective national response to HIV/AIDS

workplace programs. Technical and management sustainability requires explicit attention to systems

building, strategy development, clear assignment of roles and responsibilities, improved supervision,

reporting, decision-making and resource diversification. AED will provide this necessary support to increase

NIBUCAA's capacity and program resources for HIV/AIDS "Abstinence" and "Be Faithful" (AB) sensitization

training programs and uptake of high-quality Voluntary Counseling and Testing (VCT) services to target

populations within its currently 50 enlisted members and SMEs. Additionally under this program, AED will

strengthen the capacity of five local labor unions affiliated with the Nigerian Labor Congress (NLC) and the

Trade Union Congress (TUC) to continue HIV/AIDS sensitization and training programs and improve access

to VCT services for the substantial population in Nigeria's organized labor sector.

We will combine efforts with NIBUCAA, five participating labor unions and USAID's implementing partner

Global HIV/AIDS Initiative Nigeria (GHAIN), to expand HIV/AIDS anti-stigma and discrimination workplace

training and ABC sensitization programs, as well as VCT services delivery into a total of sixteen states,

across the six geopolitical zones.

Activities will significantly contribute to USAID/Nigeria's targets by achieving the following by 2010:

• 200,000 individuals reached through workplace interventions that promote ABC;

• 50,000 people provided with quality HIV counseling and testing and receive results;

• 300 individuals trained in policy and/or organizational capacity building related to HIV programs; 100 +

individuals trained to carry out counseling and testing in six stand alone VCT sites and two mobile sites; and

250 trained to promote prevention through behavior change efforts beyond simply AB;

• 70 enterprises with comprehensive workplace policies in place; and

• 50 newly established condom distribution site.