Roundtable “Rain or Shine II: Community Engagement in the Global Fund’s COVID-19 Response Mechanism in 2021”

A Global Civil Society and Community Roundtable

27 January 2022, 3:00-5:00 (Central European Time)

Convened by the Six Regional Platforms, part of the Community, Rights and Gender Strategic Initiative


  1. Share experiences and take stock of lessons learned from community engagement in C19RM funding request development in 2021.
  2. Discuss how civil society and community groups can remain engaged throughout C19RM grant implementation, including what kinds of technical support are available for this.
  3. Strategize about how to ensure civil society and community groups are effective during country dialogue for the 2023-2025 allocation period (NFM4), based on learning from C91RM. 
  4. Continue to define civil society’s comparative advantage in pandemic preparedness and response, in line with the Global Fund’s new strategy for 2023-2028.


  • CRG Strategic Initiative partners
  • Civil society and community groups engaged in C19RM processes at country and regional level
  • Civil society members of Country Coordinating Mechanisms (CCMs)
  • Global Fund Secretariat staff (CRG Department, GMD, CCM Hub, etc.)
  • Technical partners (UNAIDS, Stop TB Partnership, WHO, RBM Partnership)


  • The roundtable will be conducted in English. Simultaneous translation will be available in Arabic, French, Russian and Spanish.


  • The roundtable will be hosted virtually, on Zoom.

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