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close this bookHIV/AIDS Networking Guide - A comprehensive resource for individuals and organisations who wish to build, strengthen or sustain a network (International Council of AIDS Service Organisations, 1997, 48 p.)
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How This Guide Is Organized

The rest of this Guide is divided into six main sections:

1. Networking for A More Effective Response to HIV and AIDS explains some key terms in the field of networking, provides a brief overview of the characteristics of a network, looks at what the benefits of networking are and the activities which are normally undertaken by networks, the organizational features of AIDS networks, and the advantages of significant PHA involvement in networks.

2. Networking: What Makes it Work? gives the nuts and bolts of planning for building and sustaining a network. Eight key actions are presented.

3. Change and Challenges provides suggestions on how to address the networking challenges of sustaining commitment, resolving conflict, and communication.

4. Other Networking Issues explores some aspects of networking which can have a negative impact on the development of a network development, presents some basic information on how to mobilize resources for network activities and looks at the benefits and possible constraints of electronic communication in networking.

5. Governing Body and Staff Issues gives guidance on how to meet the organizational development challenges associated with formal networks. It looks at selecting a governing body, models for the structure of a governing body, and the importance of defining the responsibilities of the governing body and staff.

6. Lessons Learned About Networking presents the reflections of people actively involved in networking on factors which can make or break a network.