Technical support providers

The Community, Rights and Gender Technical Assistance Program Providers List

As on October 2017

CRG TA is provided by nongovernmental organizations – including key population networks, universities and civil society organizations (26 nongovernmental organizations in total) – that were selected through an open tender process for their demonstrated skills and capacities on community, rights and gender competencies as well as in emerging areas such as Sustainability, Transition and Co-financing and support to civil society in complex operating environments (COEs).

The Community, Rights and Gender Technical Assistance (CRG TA) providers form a unique roster of civil society organizations with expertise in diverse health and human rights issues. The Global Fund prequalified TA providers through a competitive application process. Providers are deployed based on demand to strengthen civil society and community engagement in Global Fund related processes throughout the grant life-cycle. The list in PDF is available here.

    1. African Men for Sexual Health and Rights (AMSHeR)
    2. AIDS & Rights Alliance for Southern Africa (ARASA)
    3. AIDS Strategy, Advocacy and Policy (ASAP)
    4. Alliance India
    5. Alliance Technical Assistance Centre – International Charitable Foundation (ATAC-ICF)
    6. International HIV/AIDS Alliance
    7. Amref
    8. APCOM
    9. Asia Catalyst
    10. ATHENA
    11. Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO)
    12. Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network (CALN)

      Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network is one of the world’s leading organizations tackling the legal and human rights issues related to HIV, and advocating at both the policy and community levels across Canada and around the world.
      Contacts: Mikhail Golichenko, Senior Policy Analyst,
      List of the countries in the EECA region, where organization provided technical support during the last 3 years: Kyrgyzstan, Russia
      Areas of technical support: human rights. 

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    13. Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition (CVC)
    14. Community Leadership and Action Collaborative (CLAC)
    15. Eurasian Coalition on Male Health (ECOM)

      ECOM is a regional membership-based association, unites the efforts of all stakeholders to create favorable conditions for all gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men and all trans* people to have access to evidence-based and human rights-oriented health services, including HIV prevention and treatment. ECOM promotes the development of the capacity of organizations and community activists in providing health care services, organizational development, financial management as well as cooperation with government agencies, including advocacy.
      Contacts: Sona Obrelyan, Technical Support and Sub-recipients Coordinator,
      List of the countries in the EECA region, where organization provided technical support during the last 3 years: Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan
      Areas of technical support:
      – Planning and implementation of best-practice projects / interventions to protect the health of MSM and trans people, project management;
      – Planning and implementation of advocacy strategies and projects at the national and regional levels;
      – Community mobilization;
      – Organizational development, including financial management and M&E;
      – Development of cooperation with government structures, including participation in the work of national coordinating committees.

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    16. HIVOS
    17. International Center for Research on Women (ICRW)
    18. International Council of Aids Service Organizations (ICASO)
    19. KELIN
    20. KeNAAM
    21. Moldovan Institute for Human Rights (IDOM)

      The Moldovan Institute for Human Rights is a nongovernmental organization from the Republic of Moldova founded in 2007 by a group of human rights experts with the aim to contribute to raising awareness, promoting and protecting rights and liberties guaranteed by national and international legal frameworks. The Moldovan Institute for Human Rights (IDOM) promotes democratic changes and contributes towards attaining international human rights standards by offering premises and tools for legal and institutional reforms for the well-being of each individual and the society at large. IDOM capacitates specific groups – providers and beneficiaries of public services – to apply human rights standards in specific areas, participates in drafting and assessing human rights policies and legal framework, carries out advocacy and information campaigns, as well as takes human rights violations to national and international courts of law. Due to the Strategic activity domains, IDOM works on the following five strategic areas:
        • Defending and promoting the rights of people living with HIV/AIDS;
        • Monitoring, defending and promoting the rights of persons with mental disabilities in psychiatric and psycho-neurological institutions;
        • Lobbying and monitoring to prevent inhuman treatment in pre-detention institutions;
        • Litigating cases of malpractice (assessment of national and international legislation regarding malpractice and defending patients and reproductive rights);
        • Internal organizational development.

      Contacts: Olesea DORONCEANU, Lawyer/advocate, Advocacy and Litigation Program, IDOM,
      Tel./Fax: (+373 22) 838 408, 838 409, 244 911; (+373) 79 505 140
      Regional coverage and spoken languages:
      The Republic of Moldova (including Transnistria), countries of the Eastern Europe and Central Asia, the Caucasus, the post-Soviet countries.
      Languages: English, Romanian and Russian.
      Areas of technical support to people living with HIV/AIDS:
      Health and human rights, as well as gender issues related to the rights of people living with HIV (PLHIV)/AIDS, and the main affected/vulnerable groups.
      IDOM provides:
      (1) monitoring, reporting, advocacy, raising the legal literacy and trainings, seminars, conferences, roundtables, seminars, etc. in the field of ensuring the rights of PLHIV;
      (2) assessment of the national legal framework according to the international standards;
      (3) study tours/internships;
      (4) best practices’ exchange gained as a result of the strategic cases’ decisions in court brought by IDOM to remove barriers to human rights in accessing services in the context of HIV;
      (5) legal assistance (consultations and legal proceedings) for PLHIV at the national and international levels;
      (6) expert evaluation of international human rights standards and legal procedures in relation to the rights of persons at risk or suffering from HIV;
      (7) support to representatives of civil society in preparation and implementation of a national dialogue between civil society and the Government of Moldova;
      (8) support of civil society in preparing and submitting relevant alternative/informal/thematic reports on human rights, including the rights of PLHIV, to national and international structures;
      (9) preparation of applications for financing in the field of PLHIV, preparation of applications for funding at both the national and international levels, etc.

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    22. Nai Zindagi
    23. Networking HIV & AIDS Community of Southern Africa (NACOSA)
    24. PATH
    25. Speak Up Africa
    26. The Union