The International AIDS Society (IAS) is currently inviting civil society organizations and HIV prevention service providers to nominate Youth Champions for HIV prevention among key populations in Eastern Europe
Eastern Europe to develop a nuanced understanding of current primary prevention practices and models that effectively address the HIV prevention needs of young men who have sex with men, people who inject drugs, transgender people and sex workers.
The objective of these advocacy projects is to:
- Shine an advocacy spotlight on innovative and effective HIV prevention approaches for young key populations
- Strengthen the capacity of young key populations in the field of primary HIV prevention.
- IAS’ Nobody Left Behind initiative will support three seed grants of USD 10,000 each for a period of 12 months (July 2017 – July 2018).
- Grant administration will be delegated to the host organization with which the Youth Champion is affiliated. The host organization will be responsible for monitoring and reporting progress on the advocacy grant. This funding will be inclusive of all the proposed advocacy activities and any contribution to the honorarium or salary paid to the Youth Champion.
- Organizations must be based in Ukraine, Belarus, Georgia, or Serbia.
- Youth Champion needs to provide documentation proving that he/she is affiliated with the host organization for no less than 6 months prior to the start of the grant period.
- Youth Champion needs to be between 18 and 26 years of age during the grant period.
- Youth Champion needs to agree to be featured in IAS digital media.
- Youth Champion needs to be able to communicate in English.
How to Apply
All proposals must be submitted in a prescribed format via email.
Eligible Countries: Ukraine, Belarus, Georgia, or Serbia