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Youth Meeting: September 25th (Nairobi)
Dear Friends,
Hello and apologies for cross-postings! Please see specific de-
tails below for a Youth Meeting taking place in Nairobi on Sep-
tember 25th. Hope as many as possible can make it! 
All best wishes and here's to activating the youth within us all, 
Janet Feldman ) 
Youth Initiative / TakingItGlobal Conference- Capacity Building 
and Advocacy as a Way Forward
Date: September 25, 2003
Location: Millennium Hall at the Chiromo Campus (University of 
Nairobi). Time: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm.
Event Details: 
This conference is meant to gather individuals to discuss and im-
plement plans of action with regard to capacity building and ad-
vocacy within the African Regional Youth Initiative (ARYI) and 
TakingItGlobal (TIG) networks. These networks are comprised of 
youth and community-based organizations involved in HIV/AIDS, de-
velopment and social issues at the community and national levels.
This conference is open to all (not only members of ARYI and TIG) 
and is free of charge. Participants are encouraged to bring mate-
rials from their organizations to discuss with other participants 
(although space will be made for participants to verbally share 
information about their organizational activities with others).
The overall aim of the conference is to 
(1) provide a forum for participants to share information about 
their organizations and programmes being implemented in Africa, 
(2) enhance the capacity of organizations to deliver quality sup-
port programmes or services, and 
(3) develop an advocacy plan for the next year regarding access 
to HIV/AIDS and malaria drugs, sexual and reproductive health and 
rights, and stigma and discrimination. Developing a joint advo-
cacy action plan for December 1 (World AIDS Day) will be of cen-
tral focus.
This conference will also serve to launch the ARYI Advocacy Com-
mittee that will work at the regional level to coordinate advo-
cacy campaigns in Africa.
At the end of the conference, key issue areas regarding HIV/AIDS 
in Africa will be identified. In addition, working groups will be 
formed that address these key issues (i.e. a working group on or-
phans and vulnerable children). These working groups will be re-
sponsible for forming specific strategies addressing their issue. 
Implementation of the strategies will be done with the support of 
the ARYI and TIG networks.
Further Details: 
Event venue and time: Millennium Hall at the Chiromo Campus (Uni-
versity of Nairobi) 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm.
Directions from ICASA Conference Hall: Exit the conference hall 
and turn left onto Uhuru highway. Turn right onto University 
roundabout. Go straight to the Museum hall roundabout. When 
reaching Riverside drive, turn an immediate left. Walk past the 
campus gates. Millennium Hall will be on your left hand side.
For further assistance on directions, call 
Wanzala Wycliffe on his mobile at 0733-258331.
Two buses will be available from the ICASA Conference Hall to 
take a maximum of a total of 36 people to the Millennium Hall. 
The buses will be located outside the conference hall on Sept. 25 
and have a sign on the dashboard reading "ARYI/TIG meeting". The 
buses leave sharply at 1:30 pm. There is a charge of 10 Kenya 
shillings per person.
This conference was arranged to take advantage of the gathering 
of delegates at the ICASA Conference. Similar conferences will be 
held formally this and next year in eastern Africa, in addition 
to southern, west, central, and north Africa.
Contact Information:
Liz Livelli
Director, HIV/AIDS Programmes
Neema Mgana
Director, ARYI 

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