Theory of Change
Over the past 20 years, ICASO has become a visible and recognized leader among national, regional and international agencies and NGOs working on HIV and AIDS, and the public, private and community sectors. Our facilitation, communication, consultation, coordination, and convening capacity have been recognized by civil society organizations and governments. ICASO's leadership from national to global has increased with our expanded programmatic, geographic, and financial base, particularly in the past four years, as we continue to define our role in the scaled-up response to AIDS.
The Global Program is based on four core components:
1. Building Community Capacity for Action Research and Policy Analysis: support community-based research on issues that are critical to impact policy and programming debates and strategies.
2. Strengthening Community Leadership in Policy Development and Advocacy: support the development of new leaders from key populations by helping them to acquire core competencies around content and process issues in community mobilization, policy development.
3. Advocacy for Accountability: combine cutting-edge community based research and empowered leaders to identify and create strategic advocacy entry points for strengthening national and global responses to HIV and AIDS.
4. Strengthening the Network of Networks: support community research, leadership development, and advocacy strategies through strengthened collaboration between key population groups at national and regional, and global levels.