|Developing HIV/AIDS Treatment Guidelines (UNAIDS, 1999, 43 p.)|
|Part 2: Developing valid HIV/AIDS guidelines|
|Steps in developing HIV/AIDS treatment guidelines|
A stakeholder mapping exercise identifies which individuals and organizations will affect the guideline development process. This could be conducted by the AIDS programme manager or by whoever takes the initiative to develop the guidelines. It is a useful exercise that serves two purposes: to solicit the support and participation of several stakeholders; and, as an advocacy tool, to influence others to participate in guideline development and promotion.
Identifying stakeholders in HIV/AIDS guideline development
· List all important persons and institutions;
· Identify the main interest of each stake-holder and the likely role to be played;
· Distinguish stakeholders by the level of influence they have on individuals, the community and institutions;
· Prioritize the groups according to importance;
· Get details of important stakeholders (characteristics, interests, fears, strengths, weaknesses, how they will be affected/ will influence, how they can be influenced).