COMPASS Africa is an innovative, data-informed and audacious North-South collaboration of civil society organizations working in the global North, and in East and Southern Africa. The project is anchored and led by civil society coalitions in Malawi, Tanzania and Zimbabwe. Under COMPASS, these three country coalitions work with partners in the global North to gather, analyze and use evidence and data to shape strategic activist and advocacy campaigns.
COMPASS works via four areas: Building the strength and influence of Africa-focused civil society coalitions; using data, information and analytics to advocate for comprehensive, effective treatment and primary prevention programs that lead to epidemic control; defining priority issues and ambitious change agendas; differentiated service delivery, combination prevention, human resources for health, sexual and reproductive health and rights, key and vulnerable populations and more. Strategic innovation: Advancing ambitious advocacy agendas via “business unusual”.