Global Fund Board
Late last night, the Global Fund Board abandoned its efforts to choose a new Executive Director from among the five short-listed candidates. The search will be resumed over the coming months.
An independent working group convened by the US-based Center for Global Development has published a 43-page report recommending seven tasks that the new Executive Director of the Global Fund should focus on.
The board of the Global Fund will choose the new Executive Director on Tuesday, October 31, from a short-list of five people chosen by a board committee from among 334 candidates.
As reported in the last issue, GFO wrote on 10 October to the five people who have been short-listed for the position of Global Fund Executive Director, asking them a few basic questions about their background and views, and inviting each of them to respond in 1,000 words. We told them that we would publish their responses, but only if all five agreed.
A committee of the Global Fund's board has chosen a shortlist of five people for consideration as the Fund's new Executive Director, to succeed Richard Feachem. The final choice will be made by the full board on 31 October.
According to the Wall Street Journal plus various web sources, the five shortlisted candidates are, in alphabetical order, as follows:
The Fund's Technical Review Panel (TRP) has completed its assessment of Round 6 proposals, and has recommended that the board approve 85 proposals costing $949 million over the first two years. This represents 43% of eligible proposals, up from 31% in Round 5.
A subcommittee of the Global Fund's board this week interviewed about a dozen leading candidates for the position of Executive Director. The position became available when Richard Feachem, the current Executive Director, announced that he would not seek a renewal of his contract.
The Technical Review Panel (TRP) has completed its assessment of Round 5 proposals, and, according to the Global Fund Secretariat, has recommended proposals for board approval that will cost $726 million over the first two years. This is about three-quarters of the $1,000 million cost that was originally projected.
Over 300 organizations in 67 countries have signed the International Appeal for Full Funding of the Global Fund. This Appeal was launched two weeks ago by the three NGO board members of the Global Fund, backed by a coalition of NGOs in Europe, North America and Japan.
The Global Fund board delegation that represents "Communities Living with AIDS, TB and Malaria" is seeking a person to serve as Communications Focal Point. This position requires one quarter to one half of the chosen person's time, and is unpaid, through costs are paid for attending Global Fund board meetings.
The Global Fund has made its fiftieth decision regarding whether to approve a grant for extension beyond the first two years, known as "Phase 2 Renewal."