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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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Communities delegation on Global Fund Board solicits applications for membership in the delegation

27 Jun 2017

The Communities delegation on the Global Fund Board is soliciting applications from persons wishing to become members of the delegation. The delegation is specifically looking for people from the following communities and populations:

Women; key populations; and young people living with HIV or communities affected by TB and malaria

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How the Global Fund’s policy on CCM composition helped to boost LGBT participation in decision-making in the EECA

27 Jun 2017
Six case studies documented by the Eurasian Coalition on Male Health

Global Fund policies on the composition of country coordinating mechanisms (CCMs) have resulted in increased participation of LGBT organizations on CCMs in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA). It has also resulted in greater participation of LGBT representatives in the decisions of the CCMs and even of the governments in these countries, including decisions concerning prevention services.

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Communities report reduced support from the Global Fund and other donors

30 May 2017
Growing economy does not mean growing domestic support for communities

“There is a painful awareness among communities in countries whose economies are growing that donors are pulling out and abandoning them… This [transitioning] process is driven by the criteria donors have laid out for eligibility, and demonstrated by the actual level of disbursements going to some countries. But communities know that growing economies do not equal growing domestic support for communities in the HIV response.”

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E-learning portal for Russian speaking CSOs and communities is launched by a regional platform supported by the Global Fund

16 May 2017
Two courses are ready, more will be added soon

An innovative, educational, e-learning portal has been launched to help civil society organizations (CSOs) and communities (i.e. key populations) enhance their knowledge of the responses to HIV and TB. The main focus will be on building the capacity of communities to enable them to become meaningfully involved in the national response to HIV and TB.

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Communities and civil society delegations issue joint statement on the replenishment outcomes

4 Oct 2016
Many organizations applaud the results but add that more needs to be done

In a joint statement, the communities and civil society delegations to the Global Fund Board commended the pledges from donor governments, implementing countries, the private sector, and civil society partners for the Fund’s Fifth Replenishment.

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New website in EECA provides information in Russian related to Global Fund policies, funded programs, etc.

4 Sep 2016
Meanwhile, EHRN releases video on the ladder of citizen participation

An innovative project has been created to inform Russian-speaking communities and civil society organizations (CSOs) about the news, important decisions and policy documents related to the Global Fund, and about the programs financed by the Fund in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA). The project takes the form of a website. The site also shares opportunities for training and funding, and educational resources related to HIV and TB.

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There are more civil society representatives on CCMs now, but do they have the skills they need?

5 Jul 2016
The “learning by doing” approach of many regional programs is part of the solution

In the past few years, representation of the civil sector – NGOs and communities – on CCMs has increased, particularly in response to recommendations that key populations be included. However, the initial excitement that accompanied this change has been replaced by growing frustration and complaints from different stakeholders. 

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UNAIDS study cites Moldova as an example of Global Fund money flowing through governments to CSOs

5 Jul 2016
Governments and CSOs discuss mechanisms to sub-contract services to CSOs

Currently there are several national CSOs in Moldova providing services to vulnerable and key populations and people living with HIV. These services include psychosocial support, prevention programming, and harm reduction. Funding for this work has come predominately from The Global Fund and has been administered by an NGO principal recipient, the Center for Health Policies and Studies.

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Resources for the community response must increase if we are to meet our targets: UNAIDS

5 Jul 2016
Report reviews experiences of six countries where governments have allocated funding to CSOs
Civil society representative says that funding for key populations is still difficult to obtain

Resources for the community response will have to grow markedly over the coming years if ambitious treatment, prevention and human rights targets for HIV are to be achieved, according to a report published by UNAIDS.

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