This pillar outlines the expected results whose delivery all implementers, conveners, and the NACC will be held accountable. In addition, the pillar outlines strategies to create an enabling environment for implementation of all pillars through strengthened policy, leadership, oversight, partnership, and governance at national and decentralised levels.
At the national level, a Governance and Strategic Information Coordination Committee will be established, essentially renaming the existing Pillar 4 Technical Working Group, which comprises representatives of all these existing committees:
i. Planning, Strategy, Resource Mobilisation and Review and JAPR Committee: The role of this committee will be to: coordinate overall planning and review processes to support effective implementation of the Strategic Plan; coordinate resource mobilisation and expenditure reviews; coordinate development and review of National Plans of Operation and annual work plans at all levels. It will coordinate the JAPR, linking it to the annual national planning and budgeting MTEF and related processes.
ii. Coordination, Compliance and Accountability Committee: This committee will coordinate development and implementation of an effective coordination framework for all stakeholders and partners to support implementation of KNASP III at all levels. This will include coordinating development and monitoring compliance to a Code of Conduct for stakeholders and an MOU for all KNASP III partners. This committee will also coordinate wider governance issues and the engagement of mandated institutions in addressing their respective roles, and assessing compliance, reporting and overall accountability. The committee will ensure that the necessary tools and guidelines are in place and that they are widely disseminated.
iii. National HIV M&E Committee: This committee will coordinate implementation and review of the, Monitoring, Evaluation and Research Framework and Plan to support the implementation of the Strategic Plan, and reporting to all stakeholders. This committee, jointly with KARSCOM, will provide regular detailed information to guide planning and decision making at all levels in the implementation of the Strategic Plan.
iv. Kenya AIDS Research and Study Coordinating Committee: The role of KARSCOM will be to coordinate identification and implementation of the Priority Research Agenda that facilitates effective evidence generation and dissemination to support the implementation of the Strategic Plan. Jointly with the National HIV M&E Committee, KARSCOM will facilitate the provision of detailed information to guide planning and decision making at all levels in implementation of the Strategic Plan.
v. Databasing and Strategic Communication Committee: This committee will coordinate implementation and review of the Communication Strategy for KNASP III. It will ensure that strategic information for advocacy, community mobilisation and awareness, programming and decision making is effectively and efficiently made available at all levels. This will further involve coordinating development and harmonisation of various communication messages and channels; as well as harnessing modern information and communication technology.
vi. Technical Support and Capacity Building Coordination Committee: This committee will coordinate strategic technical support and capacity building across all pillars and ensure that the Technical Support Plan is reviewed, resourced and efficiently implemented.
vii. Commodity Planning, Procurement and Systems Coordination Committee: The role of this committee is to coordinate the effective planning and operationalisation of the HIV and AIDS Commodity Procurement and Logistic Management Plan; as well as the coordination of systems development issues, including human resource development, for effective and efficient implementation of the Strategic Plan.
viii. Policy and Cross-Cutting Committee: This committee will ensure that crosscutting issues of gender, human rights, vulnerable groups, including youth, children, Prevention with Positives and MARPs, are addressed within the Strategic Plan in the context of policy review and/ or formulation. This committee will, therefore, provide oversight across all the pillars.