Presentation on theme: "By Dr Ashraf Mohammed: HOD HIV/AIDS Unit, CPUT Ms. Nazeema Mohamed: Transformation Director, Wits University : Positioning HR as a Strategic Driver for."— Presentation transcript:
By Dr Ashraf Mohammed: HOD HIV/AIDS Unit, CPUT Ms. Nazeema Mohamed: Transformation Director, Wits University : Positioning HR as a Strategic Driver for HEI Workplace Programme
Structure of Presentation An overview of workplace programmes in higher education Strengths and Weaknesses of Higher Education Programmes Social Justice Policies and the role of HR Recommendations
An overview of workplace programmes Seroprevalence Results: an overview; The peculiar nature of higher education – the challenges in implementing a human rights agenda; The challenges in attending to HIV and AIDS as a workplace concern – governance and issues of class and race in terms of staffing profiles; The statusquo at national and institutional levels; Legislation and compliance – failing to comply and commit or trying to comply and commit – where are we?
Strengths and Weaknesses of HE Programmes in relation to: Strategic leadership, decision-making and coordination; Research and Analysis; Workplace HIV and AIDS Policy; Workplace HIV and AIDS Prevention Programmes; Workplace Treatment and Care Statagies; Monitoring and Evaluation Resources
Human Resource Departments Governance and Management HIV and AIDS – whose responsibility - -Student Affairs, Human Resources Departments or Transformation Offices – ownership challenges -What are the lessons around governance? What arrangements currently work and why? -Where do silos exist, how do we break out of these and build the appropriate partnerships and relationships? Are institutional governance concerns that are reflected in the workplace report mirrored at a national level? What are the risk factors economically and socially? What role should HEIs play in the public health agenda?
Conclusions HEAIDS to work collaboratively with the HESA HR Directors Forum and HESA Transformation Director’s Forum to highlight the areas of concern reflected in the HEAIDS Research and at SAHARA; HEAIDS, HR Directors’ Forum and Transformation Directors’ Forum to draft recommendations to the HESA Board on a way forward; HEAIDS on the mandate of HESA Board works with DHET and HEQC on a memorandum of understanding on how HEIs will support the objectives of the NHP