Effective AIDS responses require strong leadership from inside and outside government, at national and local levels. Although strong leadership has been shown, it has not been adequately translated into practical terms.
As such, the Project sought to promote sustained leadership capacities and commitment so as to activate urgent responses to the National Strategic Framework for HIV and AIDS (NSF), 2010-2015. This was achieved through the LDP which was driven by the UNDP in partnership with the Ministry of Regional and Local Government, Housing and Rural Development (MRLGHRD) and the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM). Capacities for local leaders were enhanced through the leadership development programme (LDP) which involved training of leaders in leadership transformation so that they can take a leading in addressing HIV and AIDS in their constituencies.