The primary goal of Indonesia’s overall response to the HIV epidemic is to slow the number of new infections and increase the quality of life of people living with HIV by reducing the social and economic costs of the disease in families and society. The USAID Scaling Up For Most-At-Risk Populations (SUM) Program is a partnership between the Government of Indonesia and USAID to overcome HIV in Indonesia.
The Indonesia Mission of the US Agency for International Development supports the Government of Indonesia in scaling-up HIV prevention and care programs and services serving most-at-risk populations in eight provinces (22 districts) across Indonesia, which is the world’s largest archipelago. The most-at-risk populations include female sex workers (FSWs), men who have sex with men (MSM), people who inject drugs (PWID), Transgenders (Waria), and high-risk men (the clients of sex workers) in selected locations. The USAID SUM II team is led by TRG as Prime, and includes Indonesian, US, and Australian partners.
TRG provides strategic and operational leadership to this large, multifaceted program. At the core of the program is an intensive workplace-based capacity building program in organizational performance (OP) for Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) working in Indonesia’s HIV response.
Now, in Year 5, this OP program is expanding to also support local government organizational development – to empower local government leadership in the district HIV response; strengthen planning and M&E across departments of local government and with local stakeholders; and commit increased local financing of HIV services and programs, which, ultimately, will lead to increased sustainability of CSOs and a sustained HIV response.