The 22nd edition of the International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA 2023) offers a space for exchange of ideas and experiences, among delegates in general and key actors in particular, to respond to the AIDS epidemic, to advocate and implement effective, evidence-based AIDS and STIs, Tuberculosis (TB), Malaria and emerging diseases interventions as well as health systems strengthening in their communities, countries and regions.

ICASA 2023, through the Community Village, avails a platform for PLHIV, Key populations, community leaders, and their partners to showcase their programmes, services, best practices and share experiences and network, to 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 HIV, STIs, TB and Malaria. ICASA 2023 Community Village will be in person.

In addition, the community Village sessions that will take place within the networking zones in the Village area which will present an opportunity to discuss important issues. The Community Village Programme will be released on 30th September 2023.

Note that Call for ICASA 2023 Community Village Activities submission – 6th April – 26th June 2023.

Any enquiries concerning your Community Village proposal submitted should be addressed to

All submitters (successful and rejected) will be notified by email after the review and selection process is complete after the Marathon meeting in August 2023.

The information provided on the form is considered confidential and will only be used for ICASA 2023 and its accredited affiliated events.

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 (30 minutes) within the main Community village programme. The session must be manageable, with practical demonstration that facilitates interactive learning and sharing.

Methodology – it appeals to or involves a diverse or specifically targeted audience. The sessions must be all inclusive and the ICASA 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 political leaders, Global representatives etc.

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

Networking zone: Select Networking zone in which your activity aligns (Select on online form)

Successful candidates outside of Zimbabwe will cover their costs and are responsible for checking the visa requirements and travel insurance.

Duration: 4th - 9th December, 2023
Application Submission Opens: 6th April 2023
Application submission deadline: 1st July 2023
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