Civil society

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Transition readiness assessment finds HIV CSOs are unlikely to survive Global Fund exit from Panama

3 Oct 2017
Nevertheless, the report calls for measures to strengthen CSOs
Panama will submit a joint TB/HIV funding request tailored to transition in February 2018

“It is unlikely that Panama’s HIV-related civil society can effectively survive the exit of the Global Fund or gain a greater foothold as a full partner in [the] planning, implementation and monitoring of the national HIV response.” This is a key finding of the transition readiness assessment (TRA) report commissioned by the Panama country coordinating mechanism (CCM).

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New publications on civil society and communities

19 Sep 2017

Two new publications from ICASO and the Global Forum on MSM & HIV may be interest to our readers:

How Civil Society and Communities Can Engage in the Global Fund Grant-Making Processes

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While it has given generously to the Global Fund, the U.K. has slashed its bilateral aid for HIV, NGO says

19 Sep 2017

The U.K.’s generosity to multilateral institutions, and to the Global Fund in particular, has come at the expense of the country’s bilateral aid, according to STOPAIDS, a network of U.K. agencies working on HIV.

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Nigeria’s TB/HIV funding request to the Global Fund sent back for iteration

22 Aug 2017
Portfolio plagued with challenges

On 4 August 2017, Nigeria was notified that its TB/HIV funding request – submitted on 28 May 2017 – was not invited to proceed to grant-making. The Technical Review Panel (TRP) recommended a further iteration of the funding request. This means that the country must re-work and resubmit its funding request, addressing the TRP’s concerns. The country will resubmit its funding request in Window 4 on 7 February 2018.

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Changes to the role and structure of CCMs likely as the Global Fund develops a CCM evolution plan

22 Aug 2017
Regional consultations set for August and September

The Global Fund has embarked on a process that could see major changes made to the role and structure of country coordinating mechanisms (CCMs). A key part of the process is a series of regional consultations which the Global Fund’s CCM Hub is organizing together with several of the Fund’s partners, including GIZ BACKUP Health, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance and Initiative 5%.

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Results of studies on Global Fund TA presented at “closing” meeting organized by the host of the LAC Regional Platform

27 Jun 2017
STC Policy was also discussed

On 2-3 May 2017, the Regional Center for Technical Assistance (CRAT in its Spanish acronym), which is the host of the Regional Communication and Coordination Platform in Latin America and the Caribbean under the Global Fund’s Community, Rights and Gender (CRG) Initiative, organized a two-day “closing” meeting in Bogota, Colombia.

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PR Network asks Global Fund to strengthen role of civil society in dual-track financing

16 May 2017
Fund officials participate in CSPRN annual meeting

At the annual meeting of the Civil Society Principal Recipients Network (CSPRN), civil society principal recipients (PRs) and the Global Fund examined ways to establish more effective systems and guidelines for dual-track financing and to strengthen the role of civil society within this framework.

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Aidspan releases its Asia Pacific report

18 Apr 2017

Aidspan has made public its second-ever regional report: a snapshot of countries and one regional initiative in the Asia Pacific region.

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Latin America: Strategy developed to support civil society to transition to sustainability

3 Apr 2017
Strategy was piloted in Belize, Panama and Paraguay

The Regional Center for Technical Assistance (CRAT in its Spanish acronym) has developed a strategy to support civil society organizations (CSOs) and community groups in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) to plan for sustainability of their outreach strategies to control HIV, TB and malaria. CRAT is the host of the regional communication and coordination platform under the Global Fund’s Community, Rights and Gender (CRG) Initiative.

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Key population networks call for strengthening engagement in grant-making and implementation

3 Apr 2017
New study offers recommended actions to enhance “meaningful community engagement”

An independent review of the engagement of civil society organizations (CSOs) and key populations in processes related to the Global Fund’s funding model has found significant lapses in inclusion.

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