Key Correspondents in Latin America and the Caribbean
The International HIV/AIDS Alliance is developing the KC project in Latin America to complement the global initiative of establishing community based correspondents.
The first group of Key Correspondents in Latin America and the Caribbean were trained in November 2009 and the second group attended a workshop in Buenos Aires in March 2011. There are 20 active KCs from 13 countries in the region.
The purpose of Key Correspondents is to disseminate information on topics relating to health and development at community level, initiating a process which promotes empowerment and mobilises civil society and communities affected by HIV, AIDS and tuberculosis.
In order to advocate for a more effective response to HIV and TB and to influence the process of policy design and decision making, the Key Correspondents meet, consolidate and disseminate quality articles which describe local perspectives. These perspectives on national, regional and international issues are discussed through interviews, conference coverage and specific projects and are added to by each correspondent’s personal spontaneity and passion for writing.
Visit the website at http://www.corresponsalesclave.org