In 2010, to address the increased vulnerability of MSMs as well as Transgenders to HIV transmission especially in the context of South East Asia, the Insular Southeast Asian Network on MSM, TG, and HIV or ISEAN and the Humanist Institute for Co-
ISEAN Hivos Program Objectives
To strengthen the capacity of Community Based organizations (CBOs) and healthcare providers to improve the delivery of HIV related services for MSMs and TGs
To improve the enabling environment and strategic advocacy regarding MSM, TG, and HIV related issues
To improve the development and utilization of strategic information on MSM, TG, and HIV towards strengthening national responses
To promote the strategic use of ICT and media to effectively scale up the HIV response among MSM and TG
Goals of the ISEAN-
The goal of the program is to reduce the vulnerability and risks of MSM and TG in Insular Southeast Asia to HIV infection and lessen the impact of HIV on their lives .
The Program intends to address critical gaps in supporting and scaling up activities that reduce HIV/AIDS among MSMs and TGs. It aims to complement national responses by strengthening community-
The ISEAN Hivos Program is being implemented in four countries of the ISEAN, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Timor Leste.
Hivos is the Principal Recipient of the grant providing over-
Program Management Unit
The ISEAN Hivos Program Implements its activities through a Program Management Unit based in the Hivos Regional Office for South East Asia in Jakarta.
In each country where the program operates, NGO sub-
Regional Service Providers
The ISEAN Hivos Program is supported at the regional level by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) as well as Satu Dunia, the Regional Service Provider for the ISEAN-
To achieve its objectives, several program strategies and activities will be conducted, such as:
Capacity building training at regional and national level
Provision of technical assistance to country partners and CBOs
Support to the formation of regional and national MSM and TG Network
Another key strategy of the ISEAN Hivos Program is the use of ICT in targeting MSMs and Transgenders. The Program will set up and link websites that provide information on HIV Prevention, MSM and TG rights as well as locally available HIV-