Y+, the Global Network of Young People Living with HIV, Steering Committee
Y+ is transitioning from an Advisory Group of the Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+) to a global network of young people living with HIV. As part of the new governance structure, a Steering Committee (SC) will be created to govern the network.
The current Y+ Advisory Group is supporting this transition process, including an open and transparent process to select the SC. The former Y+ Advisory Group will eventually transition into an informal mentorship body and will not have any decision-making power.
Y+ seeks young people living with HIV who are passionate about making a difference in their community, country, region and globally to apply to be part of the inaugural Y+ SC.
Steering Committee role and responsibilities
The role of the Y+ Steering Committee (SC) is to guide the development of the Y+ network, determine programmatic priorities, make decisions through a transparent process and ensure different communities of YPLHIV from all regions are represented in Y+ decision-making. The SC
is composed of young people (under the age of 30) living with HIV. The Steering Committee’s mandate includes, but is not limited to:
- Make decisions on behalf of the Y+ network;
- Provide strategic guidance and oversight to the Y+ network;
- Elect an Advisory Board Member to GNP+ on behalf of YPLHIV;
- Ensure meaningful engagement of YPLHIV in strategic areas of the HIV response, such as knowledge management, advocacy, leadership and the sexual and reproductive health and rights of adolescents and young people living with HIV.
Membership terms will be for one year with a possibility of a second year based on a peer-led performance review. Y+ seeks individual and organization representatives from the following regions – two people will be selected per region:
- African Region
- Latin America Region
- Asia Pacific Region
- Caribbean Region
- European Region
- North America Region
For more information on this please visit the website : http://www.gnpplus.net/call-applications-y-global-network-young-people-living-hiv-steering-committee/
Applications are due by 13 November 2014!
Attapon (Ed) Ngoksin
Key Populations Officer: Global Advocacy
Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+)