Four experiences of networking were presented during the second
day of the seminar:
ARCEGAL: This network was set up in 1995 by
organizations from El Salvador, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Honduras and Nicaragua,
with the support of the Dutch Government.
Binational cooperation: ABIA, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and
the Centro Lambda, Santiago de Chile, Chile, organized a series of exchanges on
research methodologies on sexual behaviour and educational activities. This
proved to be an extremely enriching experience for both organizations.
ILGA AIDS working group: The AIDS working group was
formed in 1992 and expanded its activities in Latin America in 1994.
Organizations from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Guatemala
have worked together to promote the exchange of information between
organizations and government institutions.
The Horizontal Technical Working Group: This technical
cooperation group is a creation of Latin American and Caribbean AIDS programmes,
which have joined forces to promote mutual and horizontal exchange in the
region. The Groups coordination and secretariat functions are assumed on a
rotating basis by one of the countries serving as Focal Points for the Group.
The Group hopes to become an effective tool to promote the exchange of
experience and expertise among the countries of the