On Sunday 100 community and community-interested participants, 80% from Malaysia came together to discuss some of the conference hot topics with international scientists. Included in the subjects of discussion were the HIV cure and the next generation of drugs, comprehensive packaging of services for Key Affected Populations (KAPs), policy and legal reform to ensure universal access to services for KAPs, and Trans-Pacific Partnerships and Free Trade Treaties and strategies to ensure the continued access to generic HIV medicine in developing countries.
Interpretation into Malay enabled local community representatives to engage fully in the discussions. The Community Activist Liaisons were also introduced to the group and they explained their role in supporting peaceful, productive activism in the conference.
By the IAS 2013 Community Advisory Group
The Community Advisory Group (CAG) is excited to offer delegates the opportunity to see first-hand the work of some innovative Kuala Lumpur-based organizations through the Engagement Tours. Following the success and positive evaluations at previous IAS conferences, this year’s CAG has found four very interesting organizations where conference delegates can receive a guided tour – free of charge and limited to one tour per delegate. To register please email email@example.com. More...
By Michael Evans, Moving Mountains Coordinator
Moving Mountains Trust is delighted and honoured to have been selected as a supported charity by the IAS 2013 conference!
Moving Mountains is a small and dynamic NGO committed to long-term sustainable development. We work in Kenya, Nepal and Borneo with some of the most disadvantaged children, young people, families and communities in the developing world. The project won the AITO 'Roger Diski Community Project Award' in 2012.
Donations to Moving Mountains through the carbon offset programme from delegates who attend the 2013 conference will support our work in Borneo, protecting and enriching the Sarawak rainforest in partnership with indigenous Penan communities. More...