UNAIDS has released a guidance tool on how to include community systems strengthening activities in Global Fund proposals. "Supporting community based responses to AIDS, TB and malaria" is available at http://data.unaids.org/pub/BaseDocument/2010/201007_unaidscss_en.pdf.
The Civil Society Action Team (CSAT) has issued an action alert for the Global Fund"s Round 10. The action alert contains guidance on how civil society organisations can get involved in the CCM proposal development process. It also discusses the choice that HIV/AIDS applicants face between applying under the regular Round 10 funding stream and applying under the new MARPS (most-at-risk populations) funding stream.
"The Aidspan Guide to Round 10 Applications to theGlobal Fund - Volume 2: The Applications Process and the Proposal Form"is now available for single-country applicants in English, French, Spanish andRussian at www.aidspan.org/guides.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has released a technical guidance brief on "Addressing Gender Inequalities: Strengthening HIV/AIDS Programming for Women and Girls" in Global Fund proposals.
When preparing their proposals for Round 10, applicants will need to work closely with community
organisations and actors to identify which community system strengthening interventions need to be funded. This is one of the key messages contained in "Community Systems Strengthening Framework," an 81-page document released by the Global Fund when it released its Round 10 documents on 20 May 2010.
The English version of Volume 2 of "The Aidspan Guide to Round 10 Applications to the Global Fund" is now available at www.aidspan.org/guides. "Volume 2 - The Applications Process and Proposal Form" contains details on the Round 10 applications process and provides guidance on filling out the proposal form.
The Global Fund has produced 17 information notes to assist Round 10 applicants.
Twelve of the Information Notes are new for Round 10. The following is a list of these documents, with brief explanations of the contents:
The Global Fund's 10th round of funding was launched yesterday (20 May 2010). Applications must be submitted by 20 August 2010. Thus, applicants will have three months to prepare their proposals, one month less than in recent rounds.
Volume 2 of <i>"The Aidspan Guide to Round 10Applications"</i> Will Be Available Very Shortly
Aidspan will issue the English version of Volume 2 of "The Aidspan Guide to Round 10 Applications to the Global Fund" within the next few days. French-, Spanish- and Russian-language versions should be available about two weeks after that.
Article 3 of GFO 123, on "First Learning Wave of NSAs Seen as Being Successful," listed three reports on the first learning wave and said that none of these reports were available on the Global Fund website. All three reports have now been posted at www.theglobalfund.org/en/board/meetings/twentyfirst/documents/.