Technical Support for Civil Society and Communities Participation in Country Dialogue Processes

In October this year donors at the Global Fund's Sixth Replenishment Conference pledged US$14.02 billion for the next three years – the largest amount ever raised for a multilateral health organization, and the largest amount by the Global Fund.

At the 42nd Global Fund Board meeting which took place last week in Geneva the Board decided USD 12.11 billion as the amount of sources of funds for country allocation for the 2020-2022 allocation period.

In the middle of December eligible countries will receive allocation letters with the information on the amount of funding to be available for each country for the 2020-2022 allocation period.

Country Coordinating Mechanisms would be able to submit their funding requests for the 2020-2022 allocation period during submission windows in that three-year time frame:

Window Submission date Technical Review Panel review
1 23 March 2020 27 April – 2 May 2020
2 25 May 2020 29 June – 5 July 2020
3 31 August 2020 5-11 October 2020

The next EECA countries are expected to submit their funding requests in the first submission window: Kyrgyzstan (HIV\TB), Moldova (HIV\TB), Tajikistan (HIV), Ukraine (HIV\TB) (subject to change). The next EECA countries are expected to submit their funding requests in the second submission window: Azerbaijan (HIV\TB), Kazakhstan (HIV), Kosovo (HIV) (subject to change). 

The process of developing funding requests for the relevant disease components in these countries should begin in the nearest future, if it has not already begun. Development of the application content should be part of a country dialogue process in which civil society organizations, key populations and communities should be able to participate constructively and effectively, proposing and advocating for the inclusion of the priority for them components of HIV\TB responses into the applications.

In this regard, representatives of communities and civil society from these countries, who believe that their participation in the country dialogue and the development of new applications is not meaningful enough are able to use the technical support available through the Global Fund Communities, Rights and Gender (CRG) Technical Assistance Program. Ensuring the civil society, key populations and communities have the opportunity to effectively and meaningfully engage in country dialogue processes and to advocate for the inclusion of community, rights and gender related and based responses is one of the objectives of this program!

Examples of the TA may include:

  • Supporting community caucusing.
  • Strengthening knowledge on the Global Fund model of work.
  • Training and mentoring for funding request writing representatives.
  • Translation and consolidation of community sector inputs for submission to CCMs and writing teams.
  • Training on effective programming, advocacy and legal literacy for the purpose of funding request preparation.
  • Facilitation of funding request review

It is recommended to submit the requests for proposals to the CRG TA Program as soon as possible, preferably in November, as the process of reviewing the requests and organization of TA provision could take some time (not less then 1 – 2 months).

The detailed information on the CRG TA Program, including the application form, FAQs, list of TA providers you may find attached below as well as following the links below:

https://www.theglobalfund.org/en/funding-model/throughout-the-cycle/community-rights-gender-technical-assistance-program/

https://eecaplatform.org/en/category/technical-support/

Also, if you have any questions regarding the CRG TA Program – please feel free to contact Ivan Varentsov (ivan@harmreductioneurasia.org), coordinator of the EECA Regional Platform project at EHRA.

Community Rights and Gender Technical Assistance Program. List of Providers

An Overview. Technical Assistance Program on Community, Rights and Gender

CRG Technical Assistance Request Form