A few days ago, we posted about Andre Robb’s participation in drafting UNAIDS secretariat strategy. Soroya Julian followed up with him to find out how people across the region can participate in in the process.Through crowdsourcing–a process that enables mass collaboration–the secretariat hopes to engage more young people and others historically left out of strategy development.
So, how does Andre plan to make sure the Caribbean and its specific needs are well represented in the strategy? Here’s what he had to say:
“As far as I understand the CrowdOutAIDS process, the drafting committee is really an aggregator and refiner of the sentiments voiced throughout the process. So at this point, my role may not necessarily be to represent specific needs, as much as it is for me to stay true to the realities experienced by Caribbean young people. I will ensure that in situations where a regional perspective is needed, that I reflect views and insights that have been shared by participants, my own experience and the experiences of those I have access to during the process. The document is being publicly drafted and there is a solutions app on the site, so Caribbean youth and youth all over the world, continue to have an opportunity to guarantee good representation – isn’t that awesome?!”
Want to get involved? Want to know more about the solutions app that Andre mentioned? Go to the website at CrowdOutAIDS.org of visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/CrowdOutAIDS-North-America-Western-Central-Europe/207451279324304.