PRESS RELEASE:-Director of PANCAP promises ‘one stop shop’ for knowledge-sharing and capacity building information on HIV in the Caribbean
Tuesday, July 4, 2017 (PANCAP Coordinating Unit, CARICOM Secretariat): The Pan Caribbean Partnership Against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP) will officially launch a redesigned website on Friday, July 7 at the CARICOM Secretariat, Georgetown, Guyana.
The new site will offer improved functionality, interactive features and aims to intensify the level of knowledge sharing, capacity building and networking among the PANCAP partners including civil society organisations, National AIDS Programme Managers, clinicians, technical experts in HIV, key populations (and youth within key populations), faith leaders, parliamentarians and regional and development partners.
‘The redesigned website will function as a ‘one stop shop’ for users seeking up to date information on the regional and global HIV response,’ explained the Director of PANCAP, Dereck Springer.
‘PANCAP requires a more dynamic, knowledge-driven website that offers educational tools to equip users with new knowledge on how to deal with the disease within the changing global and regional HIV landscape’ added the Director.
He further stated, ‘our intention was to improve the overall functionality so that users can easily navigate the site and receive a wealth of data and information on topics in Dutch, English, French and Spanish’.
The new site will feature a highly interactive home page that offers users all the key PANCAP digital tools including instructional toolkits, most recent updates, newly posted documents and a social feed, which highlights posts from PANCAP’s social media platforms including Facebook and Twitter.
A document library, PANCAP Voices Podcast, Video and Image Galleries, infographics, data and fact sheets and original PANCAP webinars will also be featured on the new website.
The Document Library has added functionality as PANCAP members and partners will be provided with access to upload their original case studies, best practices, policy and strategy documents and other publications for dissemination to the entire PANCAP partnership. The PANCAP Director emphasised that this function is meant to improve capacity building and knowledge management.
The new initiative is a product of the PANCAP Knowledge for Health Project which is a collaboration between PANCAP and the Johns Hopkins University Knowledge for Health Programme, Baltimore with funding from the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and United States Agency for International Development (UNAIDS).