Connecting local responses around the world
Today our team started the morning from an interesting discussion. We met with Mr. Jean Louis Lamboray, the Chair of the Constellation for AIDS Competence. A few words about us. We are the Regional Support Team for UNAIDS in Europe and Central Asia. The meeting started from short introductions of our professional capacities, moved on with warm personal stories from each colleague about us as human beings (family stories, hobbies and travel, funny stories, carrier paths, backgrounds) and then we did a self-assessment of our team in terms of AIDS competence. There was about 16 people and we divided in two teams to evaluate our practices in regard to HIV / AIDS and assess our response as a community. Some assessments were the same and some differed. We shared them in order to build our common competence. At the end Mr. Lamboray answered the questions from colleagues on how we can launch this initiate in Russia and where to start. It was a great process. I am happy to learn about my colleagues things that I did not know for the time working in the team and I am inspired by the energy we generated during this morning for creating Russia’s constellations.