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Civil Society Was Significantly Involved in Concept Note Development in El Salvador

16 Jul 2013
Large inter-sectoral meetings held to obtain input
Concept note was completely prepared by Salvadorians

Civil society was involved extensively in the development of the concept note that El Salvador submitted to the Global Fund. This is one of the findings from interviews that GFO conducted with five people involved in the process, and from a review of related documents.

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New Guide on NFM Applications Targets Civil Society

10 Jul 2013

The International Council of AIDS Service Organizations (ICASO) has released a guide on applications under the new funding model (NFM). The guide targets civil society and focuses primarily on standard applicants (i.e. applicants that are not involved in the transition phase but that may apply when the NFM is fully rolled out, likely at the beginning of 2014).

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Social Media Contractor Sought for Here I Am Campaign

4 Jul 2013

International Civil Society Support (ICSS) wants to hire a  social media campaigner, on contract, for about 25 weeks, to support the Here I Am (HAI) campaign. HAI brings the voices of people living with or affected by the three diseases to the dialogue about funding the Global Fund.

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New Report Provides More Details on the Country Dialogue Processes in Myanmar and Zimbabwe

3 Jul 2013
OSF says that civil society participation was extensive
New iterative process praised

The initial draft of the concept note that Zimbabwe was planning to submit to the Global Fund included funding for studies on the population sizes of sex workers and men who have sex with men (MSM), but did not include specific interventions that could address the needs of these groups while the data were being collected.

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Peter van Rooijen Honoured for Outstanding Service

4 Jun 2013

Peter van Rooijen, a prominent international AIDS activist and leader in global health, has been honoured by the Dutch royal family. Peter has been appointed Officer of the Order of Orange-Nassau, an award bestowed for outstanding service to the community.

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Foreign Minister Says France’s Contribution to the Global Fund Will Not Be Reduced

13 May 2013

The Foreign Minister of France, Laurent Fabius, has told civil society representatives that France will not reduce its future contributions to the Global Fund. Mr Fabius met with representatives of AIDES, Coalition Plus, Sidaction and Act-Up Paris on 30 April.

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New Report Describes Concerns of Civil Society Regarding the New Funding Model

6 May 2013

Civil society organisations (CSOs) and advocates for key population endorse the basic thrust of the new funding model (NFM), but are concerned about several aspects, according to a new report from the International Council of AIDS Service Organisations (ICASO).

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Global Fund Sets Ambitious Fundraising Target of $15 Billion

9 Apr 2013
Says if target achieved, 87% of total funding needs for 2014–2016 could be covered
Target almost 50% higher than what was pledged for 2011–2013

The Global Fund wants to raise $15 billion for 2014–2016. The Fund announced the target in a news release issued on the eve of the pre-replenishment meeting in Brussels, Belgium on 9–10 April.

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Civil Society Has Had Limited Impact on Drug Policy Reform in Three Former Soviet Union Countries, Researchers Say

5 Oct 2012
Global Fund support for advocacy in these countries has been limited
CSOs fearful of challenging government policies

Editor’s note: In their paper, Andrew Harmer et al raise some interesting issues about the impact of Global Fund financing on civil society organisations not just in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, but also in other regions. Aidspan has created a Discussion Page on its website where GFO readers can engage in a discussion on these issues.

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Invitation to Attend Annual Meeting of Civil Society PR Network

1 Sep 2012

The Civil Society Principal Recipients Network (CSPRN) is inviting all civil society PRs to send representatives to the network’s annual meeting in Cape Town, South Africa, on 8–12 October 2012 (maximum two representatives per PR).

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