Maximizing Civil Society and Community groups engagement in Global Fund Funding Request development and implementation.
The Global Fund Community Engagement Strategic Initiative (CE SI) seeks to strengthen the engagement of communities most affected by the three diseases in Global Fund processes. It does so through three mutually reinforcing components that include:
The CE SI supports the engagement of communities and civil society actors at all stages of the Global Fund grant life cycle, and is critical in the design, development and implementation of effective responses to the three diseases and system strengthening, as it ensures that Global Fund investments evolve as responsive to those most impacted.
The meeting is set to address the following core objectives:
Maximize opportunities for the meaningful engagement of civil society and communities, identifying country technical assistance needs with a focus on supporting community, rights and gender interventions in national strategic plans and in Global Fund funding request.
The 3-day participatory workshop will adopt a blend of learning and sharing approaches including but not limited to experience sharing, questions and answers sessions, plenary presentations and discussions, group work and reporting sessions and panel presentations and discussions.
Participation to the workshop will be in-person, with the possible virtual/online participation of some of the speakers/sessions’faciliators.