Community Village

NHARCON 2018 Community Village

For Community Village bookings please complete the online form for the Call for Community Village Booth/Activity via the NHARCON 2018 Website.

Booths Available: 15
Booths Available for Activities: 10

The conference plan for few community village booths. A maximum of 25 will be available based on first come first serve policy basis.

NB: A confirmation mail will be sent by email once the NHARCON 2018 Secretariat has received fully completed registration.

The National HIV & AIDS Research Conference (NHARCON) is organized by the Ghana AIDS Commission every four years. The 2018 conference is the fourth to be organized by the Commission. NHARCON 2018 is expected to serve as a platform to share ideas in support of the implementation of the current National HIV & AIDS Strategic Plan (NSP) 2016-2020. It also forms part of GAC’s mandate to disseminate and share HIV and AIDS strategic information with the scientific community, academia, policy makers, programme managers, stakeholders and partners in the implementation of the National Response.


NHARCON 2018 will bring together researchers, programme managers, policy makers and other stakeholders to share scientific evidence, lessons learnt and best practices with a view to addressing some of the challenges of the national HIV and AIDS response. It will equally be an opportunity for reviewing the collective actions of researchers and stakeholders in the national HIV and AIDS response and set an agenda for the future. The conference is scheduled for 8-11 May, 2018 and will involve between 500 and 800 local and international participants.


The 4TH National HIV & AIDS Research Conference (NHARCON 2018) offers a space for exchange of ideas and experiences, among delegates in general and key actors in particular, to the response on the epidemic so as to introduce, implement, and advocate for effective, evidence-informed HIV and AIDS and STIs interventions in their communities, countries and regions. NHARCON 2018, through the Community Village, avails a platform for PLHIV, key populations, community leaders, and their partners to showcase their programs, services, best practices and share experiences and to network so as to own, scale-up and sustain the response towards the end of  AIDS. It further creates a forum to appreciate and exchange African arts and traditions in relation to AIDS and STI’s. In addition, Community Village sessions that will take place inside the Community Village area being open to the public will present an opportunity to discuss important issues with the top figures. The Community Village Programme will be released in (2nd May, 2018). Note that NHARCON 2018 Community Village ACTIVITIES Submissions close on (30th April, 2018).


Any enquiries concerning your Community Village proposal submitted should be addressed to (Email to be provided by NHARCON Secretariat)

All submitters (successful and rejected) will be notified by email after the review and selection processes are completed by (2nd May, 2018).

The information provided on the online form is considered confidential and will only be used for NHARCON 2018 and its accredited affiliated events.


Selection Criteria

Community Village proposals will be selected based on a combination of criteria, including:

Activity – One must give a brief description of its activities scheduled to take place during the community village session. The major activities must be aligned with the various breaks within the main Conference Programme. The session must be manageable, with practical demonstration and facilitates interactive learning and/or sharing.

Methodology – it appeals to or involves a diverse or specifically targeted audience. The sessions must be all inclusive and the NHARCON 2018 Secretariat appreciates that in the planning of activities, they must be tailored to engage dialogue with the major stakeholders such as Advocates & Activists, the Youth, the UN System and leaders


Relevance – the proposal fits with the overall conference theme and objectives, and the sub-themes of the Community Programme to impact the HIV and AIDS and/or STIs response.

Please contact with any questions regarding your submitted proposal.

We look forward to welcoming you in the Community Village!