Capacity Building for Inadequately Served Population project (CB4ISP), was implemented by Africa Capacity Alliance (ACA) in collaboration National Organization of Peer Educators (NOPE) and Federation of Women Lawyers Kenya chapter (FIDA) through the financial support of the Robert Carr Civil Society Networks Fund (RCNF). The purpose of the project was to improve the quality, effectiveness, relevance and equity of AIDS responses reaching Inadequately Served Populations (ISPs). Implementation of the two year project started in February 2014 and run through January 2016.
The project had four objectives:
Some of the project’s initial activities included formation of the Project Advisory Committee (PAC) and identification of four national networks to partner with as beneficiary institutions.
The PAC was established in February 2014 to provide advisory services on project implementation. This committee comprises Executive Directors of the three consortium organisations (ACA, NOPE, FIDA), a representative from the National AIDS Control Council Kenya, a representative from National AIDS and STI Control Programme (NASCOP) Kenya and representatives from ISP groups.
Identification of beneficiary organisations was through a closed call for Expression of Interest (EOI). The call was circulated in March 2014 to 24 organizations whose work is focused on ISPs. Eleven organizations responded to the call out of which four were selected. The four institutions that were selected are (i) Most At Risk Populations (MARPS) Network Ltd. (Uganda), (ii) Uganda Network of Young People Living with HIV (UNYPA), (iii) Tanzania Sisi kwa Sisi Foundation (TSSF) which later rebranded as Community Health Education and Advocacy (CHESA) and (iv) Keeping Alive Societies Hope (KASH), Kenya.