Author: Secretariat

The Global Fund holds the Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM) Evolution Workshop for EECA/Asia in line with CCM Model Review

Siem Reap –  The first of a series of workshops on the evolution of CCM was organized by The Global Fund Secretariat from August 29-30. The workshop invited CCM members from nine countries: Bhutan, Cambodia, Papua New Guinea, The Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Kazakhstan, and Montenegro. APCASO was invited as a one of the two non-CCM members present at the meeting. The workshop intended to provide a platform to discuss alignment of the CCM with the new Global Fund Strategy, specifically looking at CCM models that worked in different contexts and country scenarios, reviewing of CCM roles in the country, and identifying areas of strengthening in light of country transition from Global Fund financing. To prepare for the meeting, APCASO led an informal online discussion with its focal points and partners a week before the meeting took place to get their perspectives and viewpoints to bring into the Siam Reap meeting. At the meeting, key points that surfaced and were raised by APCASO and key population communities and civil society representatives are the following: While CCMs guarantee spaces for key population communities and CS to participate, there is a need for stronger policies, processes, and guidance, and more investments towards strengthening KP and CS participation within CCMs, given the low rated eligibility performance across many CCMs under this area. Spaces and seats for key population communities and CS must...

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Towards Effective Inclusion of Nepali Communities in the Global Fund Processes

Kathmandu – APCASO, a regional civil society network of community-based and non-government organizations on HIV, health, and social justice; in partnership with National Association of People Living with HIV and AIDS (PLWHA) in Nepal (NAP+N); and via a Global Fund Community, Rights, and Gender Strategic Initiative (CRG SI) technical assistance programme assignment,  conducted a back-to-back meeting from 7th to 11th July 2017 on CCM 101 Training Workshop and Key Populations Engagement Plan Meeting in Nepal to support the effective inclusion CRG and key populations programming in Nepal’s Concept Notes to the Global Fund. The two meetings aimed to achieve the...

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