W4GF facilitated a webinar for 19 participants (W4GF advocates and partners) on Friday October 13 2017 from 10:00 – 11:30 (CAT) to engage with the Global Fund Secretariat; Eastern Africa National Networks of AIDS Service Organisations (EANNASO) and SRHR Africa Trust (SAT); on the adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) Meaningful Engagement Fund (now known as the HER Voice fund). The Global Fund put out a request for proposals in April 2017 to support the management of funds to foster the meaningful engagement of AGYW over a period of a year in the 13 focus countries: Botswana, Cameroon, Lesotho, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe, and Zambia.

Many – including W4GF advocated for this fund and commend its establishment and hope to see its expansion based on demand. The process for setting up the HER Voice fund is ongoing its launch is expected in November 2017. The fund will channel small grants to sub grantees in the 13 focus countries under the Community Rights Gender (CRG) Strategic Initiative. This fund includes upward of USD 500,000 to support efforts towards meaningful engagement of AGYW and community-based organisations working with AGYW on Global Fund national processes

Webinar Agenda and Slides

  • General update from the Global Fund Secretariat
  • Updates and vision for the AGYW Meaningful Engagement to be jointly managed by EANNASO and SAT
  • Questions and Discussion.

To listen to the entire webinar click here – the webinar starts at 6:15 minutes into the recording.
To read the full notes from the webinar click here
To access the slides click on the link presented by the Global Fund Secretariat and EANNASO and SAT 

Thank you to all those who participated and to the Global Fund Secretariat for providing the webinar platform.