Author: Women4GF

Global Fund RfP: Strengthening the Capacity of Key Populations Networks to Meaningfully Engage in Global Fund Related Processes (TGF-17-080)

Request for proposal (RFP) Closing Date: 19 June 2017 The Global Fund is calling for proposals, to effectively strengthen the capacity of key populations in the context of HIV to meaningfully engage in Global Fund related processes. The RFP is to identify global peer based and led key population networks with appropriate technical expertise from the following key populations: Gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men People who use drugs Sex workers Trans people Young key populations People Living with HIV, including women and youth living with HIV Objectives The provision of grants to awarded networks and/or consortia of networks will be guided by three primary objectives: Strengthening global networks to support their country level constituencies in effectively engaging in Global Fund and related processes during the whole grant cycle Developing the capacity of marginalised and criminalised networks and communities to effectively and safely engage in all Global Fund and related processes Strengthening of key populations’ capacity to advocate for increased investment in rights-based and community responsive programs, as well as effective community led, rights and gender related programming within Global Fund grants. Priority contexts within the following regions include: Asia and Pacific Middle East and North Africa Sub-Saharan Africa Eastern Europe and Central Asia Latin America and the Caribbean CLICK RFP-TGF-17-080 FOR MORE INFORMATION  Proposal Submission Address: By E-mail to Solicitation@theglobalfund.org, and Orion Yeandel at...

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REMINDER: MAY W4GF WEBINAR: CONNECTING WOMEN ENGAGED IN FUNDING REQUESTS: TUESDAY MAY 2 2017 (15:30 – 16:30 CAT)

Join W4GF advocates for our monthly webinar on Tuesday May 2 2017 from 15:30 – 16:30 (CAT) to engage with the Global Fund Secretariat, EANNASO and W4GF advocates involved at the national level as part of the process to developed funding requests to be submitted to the Global Fund for consideration. The webinar will enable W4GF advocates and partners to continue to dialogue with the Global Fund Secretariat on progress/challenges in countries around the funding requests in relation to the Global Fund’s Strategic Framework 2017 – 2022 with specific attention to the women and girls, gender equality and human rights. The webinar will cover the following: Updates from the Global Fund on lessons learnt thus far from funding requests received Key points to remember relating to Community Rights Gender Strategic Initiatives -advice on the catalytic funding for AGYW and key populations Countries submitting in the May 23 Window: How are funding requests progressing and what are the major challenges? Discussion and next steps at the country level RSVP before Monday May 1 to sophie@women4gf.org and note the following important details: An application must be installed on your computer, tablet or smart phone BEFORE the call. Do note that it is available at www.gotomeeting.com. You will need at least 15 minutes to install the application. We will not be able to dial participants into the webinar. AFTER installing the application,...

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GLOBAL FUND REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: Meaningful Engagement of Adolescent Girls’ and Young Women in Global Fund Related Processes.

The Global Fund invites proposals to support the management of funds to foster meaningful engagement of Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) community-based organisations in Global Fund related processes. Those who apply must have capacity to manage and channel small grants in an effective and efficient way to selected sub grantees in 13 focused countries: Botswana, Cameroon, Lesotho, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe, and Zambia. Submit to: Solicitation@theglobalfund.org; AND Orion.Yeandel@theglobalfund.org Closing Date: 15 May 2017 Click here for more details Who should apply? The supplier will ideally be a regionally based civil society organisation; with strong links or existing operations in a majority of the 13 AGYW focus countries. Additionally, the supplier must have the following: Demonstrated experience in working with community based organisations. Knowledge or/and previous work with women’s community groups and organisations is desirable Demonstrated experience in management of Funds and channeling to community-based organisations or groups Technical and financial management capacity to support a network of selected sub-grantees in 13 selected countries, including capacity to receive Global Fund funds and channel to organisations and groups in different countries Sound knowledge and experience with Global Fund and its in-country processes is highly desirable Background Under the Community Rights Gender Strategic Initiative, USD 500,000 (the AGYW Fund) has been set aside to support efforts towards meaningful engagement of adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) and community-based organisations working with/on AGYW issues;...

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Save the Dates: Monthly W4GF Webinars: With EANNASO and the Global Fund Secretariat

W4GF has so far hosted three webinars this year, which focused on the following areas: Updates from the Global Fund Secretariat and W4GF advocates engaging at the national level to submit funding requests; Feedback from the regional meetings of the Regional Platform for Communication and Coordination for Anglophone Africa, hosted by the Eastern Africa National Networks of AIDS and Health Service Organizations (EANNASO). The Regional Platform is part of the Global Fund’s Community, Rights and Gender Special Initiative (2014-2016). Short-term Technical Assistance available through the Global Fund’s Community, Rights Gender Department. The Global Fund Applicants Handbook and The Global Fund Modular...

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Independent Multi-country Review of Community Engagement in Grant Making & Implementation Processes

“This independent review, commissioned by the Community, Rights and Gender (CRG) Department at the Global Fund Secretariat, shares findings, conclusions, and recommendations for enhancing the meaningful engagement of communities in all phases of Global Fund grants, with an emphasis on grant making and grant implementation.” The review available here (published by the Community Leadership and Action Collaborative (CLAC)) contains five recommendations with strategic actions that aim to secure more meaningful engagement of communities in Global Fund processes. The five recommendations are to: Adopt and mainstream the definition and principles of meaningful community engagement Define, enforce, and support community roles in governance and decision-making structures Mainstream community engagement in quality improvement mechanisms Standardise accountability and communications channels between communities and the Global Fund Improve the quality, relevancy, and reach of community information tools The report reflects the voices from communities engaged in HIV, TB and malaria. In addition to its focus on key and vulnerable population groups it also addresses important crosscutting thematic issues such as gender, young people, women and girls and human rights. One issue raised is around collecting data and evidence: “Some respondents acknowledge significant capacity gaps in terms of knowing how to gather, interpret, and effectively use evidence. Communities want to engage in more than just epidemiological, behavioral, and size estimation exercises, and as more than just advisors or respondents. Examples of activities where evidence development and use are...

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