Menahra Strategic Plan 2014 - 2019
This document represents the strategic plan of the Middle East and North Africa Harm Reduction Association,MENAHRA, for the period of July 2014 till December 2019.
The development of a revised strategic plan was necessary due to the new challenges faced, and changing contexts in which MENAHRA has been operating in the past few years. Established in 2007 as a network of organisations with a central Secretariat in Beirut and three Knowledge Hubs in Iran, Lebanon and Morocco,MENAHRA has taken on additional roles over the past years, including the management of a large regional HIV grant. The diversification of activities by the Network, as well as external developments in the field of drug use and HIV, political and economic developments in the countries of the MENA region, and major changes in donor policies and funding models require a strategic reorientation on the mandate, mission, and core business of MENAHRA and its partner organisations.
The strategic planning process started in early 2014. MENAHRA was supported by the German BACKUPInitiative, which is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) in thedevelopment of this Strategic Plan Report. It involved a highly participatory process with active contributions from the MENAHRA secretariat and knowledge hubs, representatives of partners organisations involved in harm reduction service delivery, National AIDS Programmes managers, and key UN partners, including WHO, UNAIDS and UNODC.
This Strategic Plan describes the process and the results of MENAHRA’s strategic planning exercise, which resulted in a set of key strategies and activities in four priority areas. Operational details of these activities are presented in a separate Operational Plan, which specifies implementation arrangements, institutional responsibilities and time schedules.