Community Village 2017-10-19T12:07:19+00:00

Community Village

Purpose for The Call for Community Village Activities at EAHRC 2017
The 1st Eastern Africa Harm Reduction conference (EAHRC) 2017 is the largest harm reduction conference in the region which will take place in Kenya. The 1st EAHRC has been organized for the first time in Africa to promote leadership and innovation in harm reduction programs.

EAHRC will be an excellent opportunity to promote inter-sectorial achievements in the AIDS response and to strengthen the partnership among governments, civil societies, and development partners towards 90-90-90 and ending AIDS in 2030. EAHRC is expected to convene more than 500 delegates from Eastern Africa and the globe, generally, including more than 50 journalists around the globe. The conference will be held from 15th to 17th November 2017 in Nairobi, Kenya at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies that is located along Thika Road

The 1st EAHRC offers a space for exchange of ideas and experiences, among delegates in general and key actors in particular; nascent and developing networks of drug users will demonstrate that empowered and resourced community is essential to supporting and complementing harm reduction programs. The community Village will be the main stay of debates, displays, discussions, live performances from various cultures and Access to HIV Prevention and Testing Services (Condoms, NSP commodities, Hepatitis Screening).

At the village, activities that seek to expand capacity of service providers on gender sensitivity and human rights issues for PWUD will be conducted. Innovation and best practices will highlight how resources can be leveraged to support extensive and meaningful community engagement and empowerment. EAHRC, through the Community Village, avails a platform for PLHIV, other key populations, community leaders, and their partners to showcase their programs, services, best practices and share experiences and to network so as to own, scale-up and sustain the response towards the end of AIDS.

Strong family relationships are the cornerstone of successful treatment and are always a collaborative effort. By strengthening the family systems, a drug users chances for success in treatment are greatly improved hence sessions on family support and integration will be included in the community village as well. In addition, Community Village sessions that will take place inside the Community Village area being open to the public will present an opportunity to discuss important issues with the top figures.

The Community Village Programme will be released in October 2017. Note that 1st EAHRC Community Village ACTIVITIES Submissions close on 30th October 2017.
For Community Village bookings please complete the Community Village form and email it back to the Eastern Africa Harm Reduction Conference 2017 Community Village Department at


The conference plans for few community village stands. A maximum of 20 will be available based on first come first serve basis. To apply for a stand you can also use the same format and notify that you are only applying for stand.

Any enquiries concerning your Community Village proposal submitted should be addressed to

All applicants  will be notified by email after the review and selection process is complete by 30th October 2017.

The information provided on the form is considered confidential and will only be used for 1st EAHRC 2017 and its accredited affiliated events.

Successful candidates outside of Kenya are responsible for checking the visa requirements that apply to their country and cover related costs.

Selection criteria
Community Village proposals will be selected based on a combination of criteria, including:

Activity – One must give a brief description of its activities scheduled to take place during the community village session. The major activities must be aligned with the various breaks within the main Conference Programme. The session must be manageable, with practical demonstration and facilitates interactive learning and/or sharing.

Methodology – it appeals to or involves a diverse or specifically targeted audience. The sessions must be all inclusive and the EAHRC Secretariat appreciates that in the planning of activities, they must be tailored to engage dialogue with the major stakeholders such as Advocates & Activists, PWUDS, the Youth, the UN System and other leaders.

Relevance – the proposal fits with the overall conference theme and objectives, and the sub-themes of the Community Programme to impact the harm reduction response.
Please contact with any questions regarding your submitted proposal.

We look forward to welcoming you in the Community Village!
EAHRC Community Programme Committee