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Development of PATA (2020 Summit) Virtual Hub and Provision of Technical Support (11-13 Nov 2020)

Expression of Interest

Closing Date
28 August 2020

Location
Remote based (SAST, GMT+3 time zone preferred)

Languages
Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of French, Kiswahili, Portuguese is an asset

Background
PATA invites Expressions of Interests from individuals or companies interested in developing a PATA (2020 Summit) virtual hub and provision of technical support before, during and after the PATA 2020 Summit. The name PATA is an acronym for Paediatric Adolescent Treatment Africa, but also means ‘to touch’ in isiXhosa and isiZulu, and ‘to reach out’ in kiSwahili. PATA reaches out to mobilise, strengthen and build resilient health providers who in turn reach out to touch the lives of children and adolescents who can live long and healthy lives when accessing optimal HIV treatment, care and support.

About the PATA 2020 SUMMIT
Each year, PATA organises a summit which bring together participants and speakers from across the globe. In response to travel restrictions and various COVID-19 lockdown regulations, the PATA 2020 Summit format will change and for the first time will be held via a centralised virtual platform (hub) that is connected to several regional in-country forums (spokes). A hybrid virtual summit will allow for a regional online PATA summit, linked to several in-county forums (dedicated forums and in-country meeting sites) and extended to its membership to allow for expanded participation through the central hub. A hybrid format will enable multiple sessions that build upon the PATA 2020 Summit methodology and will include unifying and jointly attended prime sessions (real time), with keynote presentations and Q&A.
Africa cafe sessions will offer a variety of best practices and accelerator strategies from the frontline (on demand), as well as provide access to specific zones for thematic discussions and daily Lekgotlas (real time).

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