Yesterday (Thursday May 24th) Women4GlobalFund (W4GF) and the Eastern Africa National Networks of AIDS Service Organisations (EANNASO) hosted a webinar on the CCM Evolution. 38 W4GF Advocates and partners joined this discussion to understand more about the Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM) Evolution.  

In May 2018, Global Fund Board approved a phased roll-out for the CCM Evolution. The CCM Evolution pilot project aims to strengthen CCM performance and ensure CCMs act strategically and are best placed to deliver on the Global Fund strategy 2017-2022. This was also part of the ‘CCM Audit’ released by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG).

The CCM Evolution pilot project consists of:

  • A set of proposed activities in four evolution areas: oversight, linkages, engagement and CCM functioning
  • Differentiating the CCM model and moving CCMs along three levels of maturity
  • Limited set of selected countries in the June 2018-December 2019 period
  • A robust performance framework with indicators to further tailor activities based on evidence
  • Strong commitment from the Board, the Secretariat and partners at country level to support effective implementation
  • Consistent engagement of Global Fund Secretariat teams and an appropriate mix of resources


  • Ms. Deepanjali Sapkota, Associate Specialist, Country Coordinating Mechanism, Grant Portfolio Solutions and Support presented slides available here on the CCM Evolution pilot.
  • Ms. Ida Léa Savadogo/Yugbare, Project Manager, Réseau Accès aux Médicaments Essentiels (RAME) – presented RAME’s work on Citizens Strategic Monitoring of Health Policies (2SCPS): Strengthening the involvement of civil society in the monitoring and governance of health systems strengthening policies (Burkina Faso, Guinea, Niger). Slides available here RAME produced a video which highlights the involvement of civil society, opportunities and threats and key recommendations on the CCM Evolution – this is available here 
  • Mr. Onesmus Mlewa Kalama Technical Support Center Manager, Eastern Africa National Networks of AIDS Service Organisations (EANNASO) – presented their work on the CCM Civil Society (CS) Plus Project. EANNASO, with GIZ support, is thus implementing the CCM CS plus project which seeks to strengthen CS/CG constituencies’ engagement with CCM to address the challenges facing their participation of these constituencies CCM and overall Global Fund processes. Slides available here
  • Ms. Olimbi Hoxhaj, Executive Director, People Living with HIV Association in Albania and Deputy Chair of the CCM in Albania.

Listen to the webinar here to learn more.

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