Connecting local responses around the world
The National Toshaos Council (NTC) comprising 157 Amerindian villages/settlements is in receipt of
grant funds from UNDP to implement AIDS Competence targeting governance level.
In the first instance the executive members [20 members] and two other village
council members will be engaged in the building of AIDS Competence techniques.
The approach then engages four villages’ council and other leaders [youth,
religious, women’s group and sport groups] in the respective villages. The specific objectives are:  Self Assessment of the NTC executive
of their capacity to address HIV and 
to empower all Amerindian villages to take ownership of addressing threats of
HIV at the community level.