As an integral part of this extensive consultation process, the e-Forum engage all sectors of society, in an inclusive and participatory way, to collectively shape the future work of the Global Fund.

As summarised in this report, participant contributions will help define the organisation’s strategic framework to most effectively fight the three diseases.

The report outlines key recommendations on gender and as one respondent from Malawi noted “Gender transformative HIV response interventions should be invested in as opposed to gender sensitive responses which merely introduce a subject of gender equality but fail to yield meaningful change.”

This year’s e-Forum began on 20 April and ran over a 12-week period, through mid-July and was moderated simultaneously in four languages, English, French, Russian and Spanish.

All stakeholders were invited to discuss eight high-level strategic thematic areas of the Global Fund, including several crosscutting issues, which are as follows:

1. Priorities and future strategic direction of the three diseases;
2. Gender;
3. Human Rights and Key Populations;
4. Sustainability and Transition;
5. Funding Model feedback;
6. Challenging Operating Environments;
7. Resilient and Sustainable Systems for Health; and
8. Community Systems Strengthening.

The new 2017-2021 Strategy, “Investing to End Epidemics,” is being developed in close cooperation with Global Fund partners and a wide range of stakeholders.

The 2015 e-Forum has provided the opportunity for stakeholders to help shape the development of the new strategy and ensure the Global Fund’s increasing impact for the three diseases and global health.