communities

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Civil society and community groups find it difficult to engage meaningfully in in-country Global Fund processes

22 Oct 2019
Countries share experiences from CCM evolution pilot and EANNASO’s CCM Plus project

The Global Fund Board will decide on the future of the Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM) Evolution project at the 42nd Board meeting to be held in mid-November. The decision will rely partly on the Global Fund CCM Hub’s findings from the CCM evolution pilot project, conducted in 18 countries for a year.

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Three multi-country initiatives were among grants approved by the Global Fund Board

28 Jan 2019
Two grants in the EECA and one in West and Central Africa were valued collectively at $24 million

Among the grants approved by the Global Fund Board on 21 December 2018 (see GFO article) were three multi-country grants. Two of the grants were for Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA); the third was for West and Central Africa. (See table.)

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Cameroon’s TB/HIV funding request to the Global Fund focuses on communities and key populations

20 Mar 2018
Some key initiatives relegated to the PAAR due to lack of available funding

Cameroon’s 2017 TB/HIV funding request included a strong focus on communities and key populations. This was a key theme that emerged from the comments from the Technical Review Panel (TRP) and the Grant Approvals Committee (GAC) when they reviewed the request.

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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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