Case Study on the Phelang Community Centre: Facilitating multi-sectoral collaboration in Limpopo, South Africa
HIV and AIDS
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Multi-sectoral collaboration is an effective strategy to achieve societal learning and change, through addressing large development issues including economic, social or infrastructure development. The strategy requires collaboration between government (the public sector or the state), businesses (the private sector) and civil society organisations.
This case study aims to explore and understand multi-sectoral collaboration in the Phalaborwa municipal area in the Limpopo Province of South Africa. The case study involves documenting and sharing the ways in which the Phelang Community Centre, acts as a synergistic agent by engaging in extensive multi-sectoral cooperation to prevent, manage and respond effectively to HIV and AIDS in the Phalaborwa municipal area. This case study documents the rationale, development and process of working at a multi-sectoral level in responding to HIV and AIDS. In particular, the case study explores the process of engaging role players in each of the sectors; related challenges and successes from practice; the value of multi-sectoral engagement; and key lessons emerging from the community-based process.
This document is one of a number of publications highlighting learning during the third phase of Joint Oxfam HIV and AIDS Program (JOHAP) 2007.