Training toolkit on MSM programming for the MENA region

The training toolkit on MSM programming for the MENA region was developed jointly by the Alliance, UNAIDS and the CSO partners of the Alliance's MENA programme. It is intended for training and guiding community outreach workers, peer educators and managers of organisations that want to start MSM programs in their country or town.

The toolkit is made up of two parts:

  • The MSM project orientation manual provides planners and managers with the necessary information to develop sympathetic, evidence-based and comprehensive HIV prevention and support services for MSM
  • The training manual for MSM peer educators is a standardization of the training materials that the CSOs developed and used in the past ten years for training their volunteer peer educators.
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MSM project orientation manual

The MSM project orientation manual provides planners and managers with the necessary information to develop sympathetic, evidence-based and comprehensive HIV prevention and support services for MSM in the MENA region.

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Training manual for MSM peer educators. Module 1: Core knowledge

Module 1 provides peer educators with the technical knowledge needed to be able to conduct effective outreach to raise awareness about the risks of drug use, HIV and other STIs.

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Training manual for MSM peer educators. Module 2: Skills development

Module 2 supports participants to practise the skills necessary to implement outreach-based educational activities aimed at promoting behaviour change among MSM.

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Training manual for MSM peer educators. Module 3: Implementation and evaluation

Module 3 is a guide to analysing the components needed to design effective outreach programmes, including approaches to advocacy.