The Community, Rights and Gender Technical Assistance (CRG TA) Program is created to help civil society and community organisations and networks make sure that barriers related to community engagement, human rights, and gender equity are addressed by Global Fund grants that are being implemented from January 2021 to December 2023 through technical assistance (TA) programs.
Here is a quick overview of the CRG Technical Assistance process from requesting TA to evaluation:
๏ Key population networks and organisations
๏ Youth-led networks and organisations
๏ Women’s networks and organisations
๏ Networks or organisations of people living with HIV or affected by tuberculosis or malaria
๏ Civil society networks or organisations led by or working with other affected communities (e.g. migrants, refugees, miners)
๏ Country Coordinating Mechanisms (CCMs) and Regional Coordination Mechanisms (RCMs) but only if they are developed and submitted in collaboration with the above stakeholders
You can now access CRG TA at any stage of the grant within the 2020-2022 Funding Cycle, including during grant implementation and program review. 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 a CRG TA Request if you intend to do the following:
๏ Situational analysis and needs assessments
๏ Engagement in the country dialogue processes
๏ Supporting design and implementation arrangements
๏ COVID-19 specific activities under C19RM
*if applying for C19RM, add a fifth box and indicate “C19RM” under question 1.2 of the request form
What the CRG TA cannot support:
๏ CCM strengthening
๏ Long-term capacity development of civil society networks and organisations
๏ Development of stand-alone tools that lack focus on community engagement
๏ Funding Request writing
To apply, you need to download the application form by clicking this link here. For assistance, please contact Jeff Acaba from the APCRG Platform at [email protected] and we will be happy to support you.
Once you have filled it out, you have to send the accomplished form directly to [email protected].
The Global Fund Secretariat, together with the CRG Department and Global Fund Country Teams, will assess the TA requests based on this eligibility criteria. The following is the list of the eligibility check:
๏ Eligibility of requesting organisation
๏ Involvement of the CRG Regional Platform in developing the request
๏ Link to GF-related processes
๏ Clearly articulated anticipated outcome
๏ Opportunity for strengthening engagement of civil society and communities, particularly key and vulnerable populations
๏ Strategic fit with one of the three CRG SI areas for technical assistance (see ‘what type of technical assistance can I request’ tab)
๏ Appropriate partnerships with civil society and communities
๏ Language requirements for the assignment
The CRG Department at the Global Fund Secretariat has pre-approved 26 TA providers who can deliver the TA. While the TA provider may not be from the region, in most cases (if appropriate) an Asia-Pacific provider will be sourced. You can ask for a specific provider in your application from the list of TA providers in Asia-Pacific but the CRG Department takes the final decision.
The following is a list of pre-qualified CRG TA providers (* are those who can deliver the TA in Asia-Pacific):
Learn more about these TA providers and what kind of specific TA can be provide here.
Click on the icon above to access the Global Fund directory of CCM officials, members, and secretariats; Global Fund Fund Protfolio Managers (FPMs); and UNAIDS Country Offices from Asia and the Pacific region.
We also added FPM contacts of active multicountry grants.