A necessary dialogue: A South African case study exploring the role of national HRD in HIV/AIDS non government organizations: A South African case study exploring the role of national hrd in hiv/aids non-government organizations

Melony H. Johnson, Kenneth R. Bartlett, Peter Cunningham, Susan A. Lynham, Jill Von der Marwitz

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Abstract

This article makes the case for a coordinated and multi-faceted national level response to the HIV/AIDS crisis in South Africa from the field of human resource development (HRD), arguing that national policy debate on this issue must include the development of human resources in HIV/AIDS non-governmental organizations (NGOs). An exploration of potential connections between HIV/AIDS and HRD was conducted with a qualitative case study in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Through this study, four major thematic categories emerged in connection to the work of NGOs involved in the management of HIV/AIDS, government policy, and the emerging theory and practice of national human resource development (NHRD). In addition, findings pointed to the need for HRD research to be conducted in HIV/AIDS related NGOs given their front-line roles in both policy and practice. Initial suggestions for dialogue between NGOs involved with managing HIV/AIDS and the HRD research and practice community are made along with recommendations for stronger linkages between NHRD and HIV/AIDs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)165-183
Number of pages19
JournalHuman Resource Development International
Volume13
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010

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