W4GF advocates, in all our diversity, have engaged at the national level and meaningfully participated in developing funding requests submitted to the Global Fund in Window 1: 20 March 2017 and Window 2: 23 May 2017. In these two windows, a total of 144 funding requests were submitted, globally. W4GF advocates are currently engaged in country dialogues and funding request development for Window 3 (28 August 2017).
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This brief identifies key areas to consider for advocates who will engage in Windows 3 (28 August 2017) onward to promote human rights, gender equality and support adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) to engage in Global Fund-related national processes. It also highlights key lessons learned – based on feedback from the Technical Review Panel (TRP) on Window 1 applications. To review the slides presented at the Mock TRP in Nairobi click TRP FEEDBACK.
Meaningful participation in developing funding requests is essential and must be grounded in five key principles of meaning engagement that include: 1) voice; 2) information; 3) capacity; 4) decisions-making power; and 5) accountability to the constituency being represented.
Key resources to review before engaging in the process at the national level include:
- EANNASO Community Guides to the Global Fund
- The Global Fund Applicants’ Handbook and Modular Framework Handbook
- Essential Global Fund Information Notes and Technical Briefs are accessible here
- Guidelines on implementers on selecting PRs and SRs (2015) and the Operational Policy Note (2017).
Check out a few – the EANNASO Community Rights and Gender TA Directory here. Others providing TA include GIZ, WHO, UNICEF, UNAIDS, UN Women, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance and The Stop TB Partnership
Special thanks to W4GF advocates who supported the development of this brief!