Alliance definitions

Definitions of an Alliance Linking Organisation (LO), and the difference between an LO that has passed the new LO assessment and one which is accredited.

Linking Organisation

An Alliance Linking Organisation is a national organisation which is part of, and supported by, the Alliance as a whole. Linking Organisations have a clear national perspective in their country and they strengthen community organisations. 

Alliance Linking Organisations are entitled to a wide range of benefits, designed to keep them up-to-date with the latest in programming, policy and fundraising.

They benefit from best practice and shared expertise of Alliance Linking Organisations worldwide, and have a chance to network with like-minded professionals who all share one aim – to end AIDS.

Accredited Linking Organisation

An accredited Linking Organisation has demonstrated strong governance and organisational management. Its HIV programming is good practice programming - effective, targeted and human rights-based.

Incoming Linking Organisation working towards accreditation

A Linking Organisation that is working towards accreditation has ititiated the accreditation process. If after two years the organisation has not achieved accreditation, the Linking Organisation status will be reviewed.

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