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Partnerships involving sports-for-development NGOs and the fight against HIV / AIDS. Research in Lusaka, Zambia, 2007

Banda, Davies, Lindsey, Iain, Jeanes, Ruth and Kay, Tess (2008) Partnerships involving sports-for-development NGOs and the fight against HIV / AIDS. Research in Lusaka, Zambia, 2007, York, UK, York St John University, 61pp.

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Sport is increasingly being recognised for the contribution it can make to the Millennium Development Goals and the response to the HIV / AIDS pandemic. This recognition of the value of sport led to the instigation of a number of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in Zambia, and in other parts of world, that deliver combined programmes of sport and life skills education that contribute to the broader efforts of civil society organisations to address HIV / AIDS.

In Zambia, as in other countries, partnerships have been promoted as a key mechanism to co-ordinate the HIV / AIDS response both within civil society and between civil society, government, the private sector and international donors. However, while recognising the potential benefits of partnerships in addressing HIV / AIDS, previous research has identified that, in practice, partnerships can be problematic. For example, partnerships have been identified as masking existing power relations between international donors and NGOs (Laird, 2007) and as creating challenges for NGOs in a context where organisations are competing for similar sources of funding (Webb, 2004).

The purpose of this research was to examine the nature of partnership relations that included NGOs using sport as a tool for HIV / AIDS prevention in Zambia. Precise objectives of the research were:

To examine the relationships between sport-for-development NGOs, national and international agencies involved in addressing HIV / AIDS.

To examine the relationships amongst sport-for-development NGOs themselves and between these organisations and other health-based NGOs.

To identify factors that support or constrain partnership working among sport-for-development NGOs and other agencies involved in addressing HIV / AIDS.

To investigate the contribution of sport-for-development NGOs to partnerships aimed at enhancing co-ordination of HIV / AIDS policy and delivery.

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Published date: November 2008


Local EPrints ID: 65855
ISBN: 9781906604158
PURE UUID: fe820149-984c-4d56-8029-daf2416ae7a9

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Date deposited: 23 Mar 2009
Last modified: 19 Jul 2017 00:29

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Author: Davies Banda
Author: Iain Lindsey
Author: Ruth Jeanes
Author: Tess Kay

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