CCM (R)evolutions : Lessons and Inspirations from Nepal, Pakistan, PAPUA NEW GUINEA, and Sri Lanka

APCASO, through the BACKUP Health Project, supported civil society (CS) and key population (KP) networks in four countries in Asia-Pacific, namely Nepal, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea; to engage more effectively in their respective Country Coordinating Mechanisms (CCMs) to influence Global Fund grant making, management, and implementation. Through on-site and ongoing technical assistance and mentoring support to in-country CS and KP network partners in the areas of Community, Rights, and Gender (CRG), CCM engagement plan development and implementation, and, in the case of Nepal and Papua New Guinea, navigation of the CCM evolution process. APCASO also organised learning visits and continuous dialogues with other stakeholders to strengthen multisectoral partnership. This blog provides a summary of the project that concluded early this year. As a regional network, APCASO leveraged its position and role as a regional facilitator towards cross-learning exchange, community systems strengthening, and broadening the engagement and activism of partners across four countries beyond HIV.


Here is a video that captures the essence of the APCASO-GIZ BACKUP Health project and how it supported key population and affected communities in Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, and Sri Lanka.


Click on the check icons in the map to see a snapshot of the impact of APCASO-GIZ BACKUP Health Project in Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, and Sri Lanka.


Read the final report of the APCASO-GIZ BACKUP Health Project in detail by clicking the photo on the left. This report includes results from the scoping missions conducted in four countries, outcomes of the mentoring and peer support throughout the project duration, and feedback from the learning visits. Listen also to the voices and insights of some of our community and key population partners who participated in the project activities!


The APCASO-GIZ BACKUP Health has produced a number of training materials and other resources translated into local languages that has assisted participants in learning about the Global Fund and its processes. Check out these resources by clicking any the photos above.