Join W4GF on Monday July 29 (3pm – 4:30pm CAT) to discuss the Women4GlobalFund (W4GF) Community Based Monitoring & Feedback Accountability Toolkit.

INTRODUCTION
W4GF is committed to ensuring accountability for Global Fund investments, and supporting women in all our diversity to be advocates for impact. Learn more on this Webinar about how the W4GF Accountability Toolkit supports women to:

  • follow Global Fund supported programmes and services;
  • conduct independent, community-led monitoring and tracking;
  • explore effectiveness of services and qualitative client perspectives;
  • ensure that countries take the right steps to achieve gender equality and uphold human rights;
  • highlighting what is and is not working well;
  • advocate to re-programme and scale up programmes and services that are effective;
  • build and strengthen strategic partnerships between community and those implementing the grants; and
  • enable women to remain meaningfully engaged and assess their own effectiveness as W4GF advocates in Global Fund processes at the national level.

The Accountability Toolkit supports women already engaged in Global Fund national processes, to collect qualitative rights-based, gender-responsive data to monitor programmes funded by the Global Fund in their country. This compliments the quantitative data already collected to measure progress around women and adolescent girls and young women, such as the indicators that currently only count numbers of people tested and treated but do not speak to the quality of services or the reality and needs of women throughout our lives.

Get inspired to find out what more can be done in your country, why accountability matters, and why community based monitoring is essential.

WEBINAR AGENDA
This webinar agenda will include:

  • Welcome and introduction to community based monitoring
  • Unpacking the W4GF toolkit to sustain global & national advocacy to enabling women to track global fund investments towards gender equality across HIV, TB & malaria: Sophie Dilmitis, W4GF Secretariat
  • How and where does community based monitoring fit in at the Global Fund? Rene Bangert, The Global Fund
  • Community perspectives: Olive Mumba, Eastern Africa National Networks of AIDS Service Organisations (EANNASO); Sonal Mehta, India HIV/AIDS Alliance, Talent Madziva, Katswe Sistahood/Youth Engage Initiative, Zimbabwe
  • Discussion and Questions.

RSVP to Sophie Dilmitis before Thursday July 25 at sophie@women4gf.org

HOW TO PARTICIPATE
Take note of the following details:

  • Follow this link https://zoom.us/j/935512560
  • Click on Join Meeting
  • You will receive a pop-up asking: ‘Do you want to run this application?’ Click ‘RUN‘ and this will take you to the join the meeting screen
  • You can test your mic and speakers to see if they are working for the meeting – Click ‘Test Mic and Speaker‘ and close the window when you are finished
  • To Join the Meeting – Click ‘Join Conference via mic and speaker’.

WEBINAR DATE AND TIMING
The webinar will take place on Monday July 29 3pm CAT across the following time zones. Double check time zones here for Harare 15:00 – 16:30 (CAT) here if your country is not on the list below:

  • Bolivia/New York: 9:00 – 10:30hrs
  • Cameroon/UK/Nigeria: 14:00 – 15:30hrs
  • Zimbabwe/Botswana/Burundi/Lesotho/SouthAfrica/Malawi/Mozambique/Namibia/Swaziland/Zambia/TheNetherlands/Switzerland: 15:00 – 16:30hrs
  • Kenya/Uganda/Tanzania/Kyiv: 16:00 – 17:30hrs
  • India: 18:30 – 20:00hrs
  • Bangkok: 20:00 – 21:30hrs 

BACKGROUND
W4GF is a dynamic global platform of women and gender equality advocates who share a deep commitment to ensuring that Global Fund programmes are gender-transformative to meet the rights and specific priorities of women and girls in all our diversity. Born in 2013, W4GF is designed to make sure that diverse voices are central to the conversation about what the Global Fund does, and where the money can have the greatest impact in our communities across HIV, TB and malaria. To read more about our objectives click here

The Accountability Toolkit was adapted from a separate project conducted to provide technical assistance (TA) for the Global Fund Community Rights and Gender (CRG) Department in 2018. Now with renewed support from ViiV Healthcare’s Positive Action W4GF is steaming back into action – building accountability as central to our future.

This W4GF Accountability Toolkit includes seven (7) phases with sixteen (16) steps that cover how women can strengthen their own strategy, effectiveness and engagement in community based monitoring around Global Fund supported programmes.

This Toolkit emphasises a spirit of community understanding and ownership of national programming. Unpacking personal perceptions and experience contributes to better collaboration and partnership between women and programme implementers, leading to a more inclusive model of country ownership of national programs.

The purpose of this Accountability Toolkit is to gather qualitative evidence (with support from the CCM and PRs) to inform implementers on the quality of programs, ensuring that interventions continue to be relevant and to support women’s leadership for advocacy, meaningful participation and accountability. It uses simple language and available techniques that support women in communities to monitor and feedback successes and challenges on program delivery implemented by Principle Recipients (PRs) and Sub Recipients (SRs), who report to the CCM on Global Fund interventions.

To listen to previous webinars on Community Based Monitoring hosted by W4GF click here