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Being HIV Positive and the Politics of Aid

Thursday 5 May 2011

This workshop critically explores the relationship between the politics of aid and being HIV positive in East Africa. Researchers ask if aid does what it intends; questions are raised regarding how aid influences the wellbeing of individuals and communities. In how far does the politics of aid overshadow other forms of local political negotiation and engagement? In how far is AIDS activism shaped by aid? In what ways does aid facilitate access to services? In how far do the dynamics of aid influence what it means to be HIV positive in East and Southern Africa?

This workshop is an opportunity for scholars, practitioners, and policymakers at the forefront of the response to HIV to debate the effects of aid on being HIV positive in resource poor countries.

Where possible, papers will be circulated beforehand to all participants.

Confirmed speakers

  • Nadine Beckman (Oxford)
  • Tim Allen (LSE)
  • Melissa Parker (Brunel)
  • Rebecca Marsland (Edinburgh)
  • Anna Mdee (Bradford)
  • Ruth Prince (Cambridge)
  • Winnie Ssanyu Sseruma (Christian Aid)
  • Alan Whiteside (DfID)

Chairs for the day

Esmie Kainja, Rosemary Morgan and Gloria Ansa (Nuffield Centre for International Health and Development)

Organised by Jelke Boesten, Centre for Global Development, School of Politics and International Studies.