Calling W4GF Advocates to join the GFAN Speakers Bureau

The Global Fund Advocates Network (GFAN) first launched its ‘Ambassadors’ program – composed of people living with or affected by HIV, TB and/or malaria – for its Here I Am Campaign in 2010, with a new group in 2012-2013. This evolved in 2015 into a ‘Speakers Bureau’ and was reconstituted again in 2017. The principle is that people who have personally experienced the impact of the Global Fund in their lives are the most impactful spokespeople for the Global Fund.

GFAN is seeking a new group of people for the GFAN Speakers Bureau. These individuals will, as much as possible, represent the diversity of people who are affected by the 3 diseases: men and women of all ages, people from countries around the world and people representing those key and vulnerable populations and communities that are most affected. Speakers should live in a country currently eligible to receive a Global Fund grant.  There is more criteria and information here Nomination and Application Documents

Deadline for applications is Monday 31 August at 23:59 (EST). 

Please send all applications to the attention of Tara Hogeterp tara@icssupport.org before 31 August 2020.  Only complete applications will be considered.

Applications must include the following documents:

  1. Letter of nomination from GFAN member (1 page).
  2. Short letter of motivation (1500 words or less) from applicant about why being a speaker to champion the work of the Global Fund is of interest and what makes them a speaker able to speak to a few of the the issues listed under the Additional Criteria indicated above.
  3. Recent copy of resumé/CV highlighting relevant experience (no more than 2 pages).

For further details on the application, find the information package here