|Overview : |
The 2022–2026 Unified Budget, Results and Accountability Framework (UBRAF) is the instrument of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) to operationalize the UNAIDS Strategy. The Global HIV Health and Development Project as part of UNDP’s interventions in the UBRAF framework implements through country envelopes to UNDP country offices across the world. In UNDP Malawi country office, the project is under the Africa HIV Health and Development Project.
The project aims to provide policy and technical support to address development dimensions of HIV and health. UNDP’s work in HIV and health is guided by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the UNDP Strategic Plan 2022-2025 and the HHD Strategy Note 2016-2021: Connecting the Dot
A key element of project is to address the discriminatory legal regulatory and policy environments for people living with HIV and key populations. UNDP has started engagement with a network of community advocates and is expanding this network to include non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and civil society organizations (CSOs) (along with youth) to increase research, knowledge and advocacy on the legal regulatory and policy environments on persons living with HIV as well persons at high risk of contracting HIV such as key populations. The goal is to identify and discuss key legal, policy and human rights challenges, and to establish and promote a robust platform for engagement between stakeholders such as government and CSOs in the promotion of the rights of Persons living with HIV/AIDS and key populations. The project specifically focuses on engaging the public to ‘leave no one behind-the furthest behind first’, through consultations with NGO/CSO representatives working in communities especially at the grassroots level.
Outcome 2 of the UBRAF 2022-2023 Workplan and Budget focuses on empowering communities of people living with, at risk of and affected by HIV, including key populations, women and young people so that they are enabled and effectively resourced to lead HIV service delivery, advocate for and enjoy their right to health, and social and structural drivers of the HIV epidemic are removed.