Conference 2012: HIV, AIDS and Advocacy. Bringing about change in policies and practice


09.00 Arrival, coffee and tea

09.15 Welcome and introduction by Helena Zweifel,


HIV/AIDS advocacy stories: Experiences, strategies, impact

Nonkosi Khumalo, Treatment Action Campaign (TAC)

Joshua Mavundu, Batanai, Zimbabwe (partner of fepa)

Eduard Grebe, University of Capetown, South Africa

Paulina Alex, NELICO, Tanzania (partner of terre des hommes schweiz)

Aashish Masih, Citizen Voice and Action, India (partner of World Vision Switzerland)

12.30 Lunch


Workshops: Discussion with the speakers on advocacy strategies and challenges und role of and its partners

15.00 Coffee break


Panel discussion with stakeholders from donor agencies, politics and NGOs from South and North: Yvonne Gilli (MP), Andreas Loebell (SDC), Nonkosi Khumalo (TAC), Joshua Mavundu (Bhaso), Joachim Rüppel (Aktionsbündnis gegen AIDS) and Helena Zweifel (

17.00 Networking apéro



Kate Molesworth, Steering Committee Swiss TPH

Advisory Group

Barbara Müller (fepa), Irene Bush (terre des homes Schweiz), Kate Molesworth (Swiss TPH) and Mike Nielson (World Vision Switzerland).

Organisation and Coordination

Helena Zweifel, Medicus Mundi Switzerland

The conference is financially supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (sdc), the Swiss AIDS Federation, World Vision Switzerland and terre des hommes schweiz


Date: 17 April 2012

Vernue: Schmiedstube, Schmiedenplatz 5, 3011 Berne