Newsletter 10 | July 2017

Foundations for a Strong Future

Watipa is going through a strategic transition to reshape the foundation of our work. Our vision remains the same, committed to social enterprise, ethical consultancy, and inclusive youth development to achieve equal societies, just development and better health for all. The strength and achievements of the Watipa scholars remain the inspiration for – and bedrock of – our work.

In June we held the first meeting of the Board of Trustees for the newly registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation of Watipa. We have a diverse and highly skilled group of people offering their time and expertise to guide and oversee the development of Watipa in this new structure. We will introduce them over the coming months, and are proud that three young people under the age of 30 are part of the group. Watipa is committed to meaningful participation of young people in guiding, making decisions, and steering the governance of Watipa.

It’s been an interesting month (as always) for Watipa. We have been busy supporting a training for healthcare workers in South Sudan, about expanding access to quality and comprehensive HIV services for all; in Jamaica, leading a review of training curricula and interventions to address stigma and discrimination within the health setting; and globally to summarise key learning from a multi-year project looking at the interrelationship between law, human rights and access to justice in the response to HIV.

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