In 2014, myISEAN, a network of community-based organisations and self-help groups dedicated to the enhancement of sexual health and well-being of men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender people in Malaysia, has participated in JumpStart project. JumpStart is APCOM’s flagship capacity strengthening programme for community organisations. Formerly initiated under a partnership with Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO), JumpStart aims to improve, and build on an organisation’s existing management and advocacy, while encouraging leadership for a community-led HIV response. The project serves as well as a catalyst for the organisation to explore their core competencies that they can build on and, at the same time, explore skill development areas that they still need.
myISEAN was founded in June 2012 and they currently have 19 CBO members across 7 of the 14 states in Peninsular Malaysia.
“A Capacity Assessment of myISEAN” report provides the findings of myISEAN’s assessment in 17 key organisational and programmatic areas appraised through Jumpstart.