The compilation of this resource was initiated by the Dóchas HIV/AIDS Working Group in collaboration with humanitarian practitioners in Ireland. Its compilation is viewed by both the HIV/AIDS and humanitarian sectors in Ireland as an activity representing the beginning of a longer-term process of learning and collaboration on mainstreaming HIV/AIDS in humanitarian programming. The purpose of this resource is to:
- Provide HIV/AIDS and humanitarian practitioners with an introduction to the meaning of mainstreaming HIV/AIDS within the context of humanitarian programming.
- Provide practitioners with introductory ideas for discussion and action that are emerging in the existing literature in relation to mainstreaming HIV/AIDS in humanitarian programmes, from preparedness to response and recovery ‘phases’.