Stellenbosch, South Africa – The Southern Africa Development Cooperation (SADC-PF) and AWEPA organised a Consultative Meeting to consider the Draft Benchmarks for HIV and AIDS Legislative Financial Oversight, on 26 October 2015, at the Africa Centre for HIV and AIDS Management in Stellenbosch.
The objective of this consultative meeting was to discuss, refine and validate the draft benchmarks. The revised benchmarks will be presented at the Committee level and then in the Plenary of SADC-PF.
The meeting brought together representatives of the SADC-PF Standing Committee on Human and Social Development and Special programmes and Democracy, Governance and Human Rights; the Public Accounts Committee or the Budget/Finance Committee from the Parliaments of Malawi, Swaziland, South-Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe, as well as one health economist from the National AIDS Councils of these five countries. Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), SADC-PF and AWEPA representatives were also be present.