Mission & History

History

In 1989 a first international meeting of NGOs fighting against AIDS, organized by WHO highlights the need to get organized and provide mutual support. The following year, in Paris, ICASO is created. In 1991, in Florence, the regional secretariats and action programs are implemented: AfriCASO is created and its first general assembly was organized some months later, in December 1991 during the 6th ICASA. AfriCASO is gradually structured into five networks, each corresponding to a sub-region:

Sub regional networks

Hosting organizations  at creation date

Contact persons at creation date

NANASO

ALCS Marocco

ATIOS Tunisia

L. Imane and Amine Boushaba

J. Ben Habib

WANASO

Enda tiers monde Senegal

Abdelkader Bacha

EANNASO

KAC, Kenya

TASO Uganda

Alan Ragi

Peter Ssebanja

SANASO

Executive secretariat, Zimbabwe

Farai Mugweni

CANASO

SWAA, Zaire

Misangu Saidi

The Regional Secretariat was under the leadership of El Hadj As Sy and was hosted by ENDA Tiers Monde, 4-5, rue Kleber, PO. Box 3370, Dakar, Senegal.
A dynamic exchange and coordination between the above mentioned networks takes place within the Advisory Committee of AfriCASO (CCA), which includes two representatives for each sub-region and a representative of people living with HIV. The CCA supports and directs the Secretariat.

Mission

In 1989 a first international meeting of NGOs fighting against AIDS, organized by WHO highlights the need to get organized and provide mutual support. The following year, in Paris, ICASO is created. In 1991, in Florence, the regional secretariats and action programs are implemented: AfriCASO is created and its first general assembly was organized some months later, in December 1991 during the 6th ICASA. AfriCASO is gradually structured into five networks, each corresponding to a sub-region:

Sub regional networks Hosting organizations  at creation date Contact persons at creation date
NANASO
ALCS Marocco

ATIOS Tunisia

L. Imane and Amine Boushaba

J. Ben Habib

WANASO Enda tiers monde Senegal Abdelkader Bacha
EANNASO
KAC, Kenya

TASO Uganda

Alan Ragi

Peter Ssebanja

SANASO Executive secretariat, Zimbabwe Farai Mugweni
CANASO SWAA, Zaire Misangu Saidi
The Regional Secretariat was under the leadership of El Hadj As Sy and was hosted by ENDA Tiers Monde, 4-5, rue Kleber, PO. Box 3370, Dakar, Senegal.
A dynamic exchange and coordination between the above mentioned networks takes place within the Advisory Committee of AfriCASO (CCA), which includes two representatives for each sub-region and a representative of people living with HIV. The CCA supports and directs the Secretariat.