18th ICASA | 29 NOV - 4 DEC 2015 | HARARE | ZIMBABWE
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Conference Programme

Leadership Programme

The International Steering Committee is grateful to the following individuals, all leaders in their respective fields, for giving their time and guidance to the development of the Leadership Programme of the 18th ICASA. We are proud and honoured to have them as the Chairs, Co-Chairs and Members for the Leadership Programme Committee.


Leadership Programme Committee (LPC)
Prof. Sheila Tlou – Chair
Dr. O. Mugurungi –  Local Co Chair


Dr Meskerem Grunitzky Member
Dr Philippe Duneton Member
Mr Tewodros (Teddy) Tadesse Member
Jose Mauricio Member
Dr. Benjamin Djoudalbaye Member
Dr. E. Marowa Member
Angeline Chawetani Member
Johnson Manyakara Member

The overarching theme for the Leadership Programme is Leadership for Change. This theme provides a broad umbrella for many of the sub-themes.

Sessions will take place throughout the day from Sunday 29 November to Friday, 4 December 2015.

Below are the topics that the Leadership Programme Committee has chosen to focus on.

Plenary Session

  • Ending AIDS by 2030 : an achievable goal
  • Sustainable funding: Innovative approaches, national and global accountability
  • Close the leadership gap – Empower African women and girls
  • The Africa we want: Youth reflecting on the demographic dividend and the AIDS response
  • Stepping up the pace on the removal of punitive laws to advance Human Rights and Gender Equality



  • The first 90: Running a national HIV testing Campaign
  • Leveraging the existing and potential funding mechanisms to sustain the response
  • Empowering Adolescents and young people in enhancing their role in sustainable development
  • Leadership for Global solidarity and shared responsibility in closing the resource gap
  • Conducting an HIV Sensitive Social Protection Assessment
  • “HIV, the law and human rights in Africa: key challenges and way forward” A workshop by the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights”
  • Mainstreaming Gender in the national AIDS response


Non Abstract Driven Session

  • Leadership for Results: public Health and human Right for social development and equity
  • Reinvigorating HIV prevention in the context the context of fast track
  • Transformative leadership: The role of African Women in sustaining the AIDS response in the post 2015 era.
  • Public, Private Partnership for innovation and achievement of fast track targets (90- 90- 90) by 2020
  • FBO leadership: Lessons learnt and perspectives
  • Roles of Fast Track cities in achieving (90- 90- 90) by 2020
  • Fast-tracking HIV responses with sex workers in the Africa region


Special Session

  • Fast-track to ending AIDS by 2030
  • African Union common position for the post 2015 agenda
  • Shaping the next five years: Africa’s demands and commitments for the High Level Meeting on AIDS 2016
  • Optimizing prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV through community engagement and mobilization
  • AIDS in Emergency, Conflict and Humanitarian contexts
  • Role of the First Ladies in embracing and sustaining change in the HIV response (pre-conference session on the 29th November 2015)