The Community, Rights and Gender Technical Assistance (CRG TA) Program was created to help civil society and community organisations and networks make sure that barriers related to human rights and gender are addressed by Global Fund grants.
๏ Local or national civil society networks and organisations
๏ Local or national networks and organisations of people affected by the disease (e.g. key populations, women, youth, PLHIV, TB-affected communities and/or malaria-affected communities)
๏ CCMs if they collaborate with the other groups for both development and submission of the application
The program was reformed and you can now access CRG TA at any stage of the grant, including grant implementation. The program also supports community engagement in sustainability and transition planning (STC) or other Global Fund processes like National Strategic Plan (NSP) development.
You can apply for the CRG TA Program for projects linked to:
๏ Situational analysis and needs assessments (including gender assessments)
๏ Engagement in the country dialogue
๏ Supporting program design
๏ Supporting oversight and monitoring of grant implementation and re-programming
๏ Engagement in sustainability and transition strategies
This means that Technical Assistance for advocacy or institutional strengthening cannot be provided through the CRG TA program.
The CRG Department at the Global Fund Secretariat has pre-approved 25 TA providers. You can ask for a specific provider from the list in your application, but the CRG Department takes the final decision.
A number of civil society and key population networks have been prequalified by the Global Fund to deliver the assistance. While the TA provider may not be from the region, in most cases (if appropriate) an Asia-Pacific provider will be sourced.
The following is a list of pre-qualified CRG TA providers (with those that have * from Asia-Pacific):
African Men for Sexual Health and Rights (AMSHeR)
AIDS & Rights Alliance for Southern Africa (ARASA)
AIDS Strategy, Advocacy and Policy (ASAP)
Alliance Technical Assistance Centre – International Charitable Foundation (ATACICF)
International HIV/AIDS Alliance
Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO)*
Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network
Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition (CVC)
Community Leadership and Action Collaborative (CLAC) – a collaboration between GNP+, GATE, NSWP, INPUD, and IRGT
Eurasian Coalition on Male Health (ECOM)
International Center for Research on Women (ICRW)
International Council of AIDS Service Organisations (ICASO)
Moldovan Institute for Human Rights (IDOM)
Networking HIV & AIDS Community of Southern Africa (NACOSA)
Speak Up Africa
Here is the Global Fund directory of CCM officials, members, and secretariats; as well as Fund Protfolio Managers (FPMs) and UNAIDS Country Offices from Asia and the Pacific region.