CODIST I Pre-conference Workshop Summary

Enlisting National Mapping Agencies in the Fight against HIV/AIDS
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, April 27, 2009

In April 2009, MEASURE Evaluation, PEPFAR, and USAID partnered with UNAIDS, WHO and the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) to host a workshop encouraging dialogue between 188 health leaders and geographic information systems (GIS) specialists representing 30 African nations and 6 non-African nations. For the first time in Africa, the workshop explored potential for data sharing and collaboration in the effective use of geography and GIS technology for HIV/AIDS interventions, with the ultimate intent of strengthening national spatial data infrastructure efforts.


Opening Remarks


National Service Provision
Community-Based Reporting

Group Work


  • UNECA summary report
    Note: All resolutions resulting from the workshop were incorporated into the conference summary drafted by CODIST.

Next Steps

  • Develop a virtual community for the continued collaboration of workshop participants.
  • Incorporate results of workshop into country operational plans.
  • Plan for CODIST II.



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