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The Global Fund held its 38th Board Meeting from 14-15 November 2017 in Geneva. GFAN was invited as a Guest of the Chair to the board meeting and to attend the meetings of the Developed Country NGO Delegation as a permanent observer. 

Key issues that were on the agenda for this Board Meeting included;

Selection of the new Executive Director of the Global Fund Eligibility Resource Mobilisation and 6th Replenishment Evolution of CCM’s Loan buy-downs/Innovative Financing Various operational issues: approval of operating budget, risk, fraud and corruption policy

Read GFAN’s full report from the Board meeting – this document provides an overview of the Board Meeting process, key documents and important issues, and potential advocacy opportunities for civil society.

GFAN also hosted a call on November 22nd with representatives from the Communi...


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It has been one year since the Spanish parliament, with the support of all political groups, agreed to a non-binding-proposal that urged the government to return to being a significant donor for the Global Fund during the 2017-2019 period, and to announce a substantial contribution that should reach up to 100 million euros for this three years (2017-2019).

This commitment however remains unfulfilled, and Spain is still one of the countries that has drastically cut funding for HIV/AIDS. Bilateral aid for pandemics is very limited and the cut in multilateral aid is especially significant because, despite having been one of the largest donors of the Global Fund during the past decade, there has not been any monetary contribution since 2011.

Recently, the government of Spain announced an agreement to waive debts owed by Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Ethiopia in exchange for investments of 15.5 m...


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This article is part of a series on the grantees of The New Venture Fund for Global Fund Advocacy (NVF for GFA), a grant-making initiative dedicated to advocacy for increased resource mobilization for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. The NVF for GFA initiative is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. International Civil Society Support (ICSS)—which serves as the Secretariat for the Global Fund Advocates Network—is the primary grantee and technical partner of NVF for GFA. As a technical partner, ICSS provides support to grantees by providing strategic input and coordinating with key stakeholders to maximize impact of the investments.

Africa Japan Forum (AJF) found success during its NVF for GFA grant in using strategies that focused on Japan’s funding priorities by developing and leveraging civil society advocacy around Japan’s leadership in international fora. AJF had two key opportuni...


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This article is part of a series on the grantees of The New Venture Fund for Global Fund Advocacy (NVF for GFA), a grant-making initiative dedicated to advocacy for increased resource mobilization for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. The NVF for GFA initiative is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. International Civil Society Support (ICSS)—which serves as the Secretariat for the Global Fund Advocates Network—is the primary grantee and technical partner of NVF for GFA. As a technical partner, ICSS provides support to grantees by providing strategic input and coordinating with key stakeholders to maximize impact of the investments.

Through the NVF for GFA grant, Osservatorio AiDS – Aids Diritti Salute (Italian Network on AIDS, Rights and Health), with the support of AIDOS (Italian Association for Women in Development), focused on developing Global Fund champions within parliam...


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Over the years, the Global Fund has developed an impressive and effective set of strategies for resource mobilization: outcomes from replenishments have increased significantly from USD$3.7 billion for 2006-2007 to USD$12.9 billion for 2017-2019. However, the Global Fund has not really ever been able to reach its target levels, a USD$20 billion gap exists in health financing and there is a perspective that we may have reached a ceiling in the level of donor funding using that known “menu” of strategies.

The Resource Mobilization Action Plan, the current plan for on-going resource mobilization at the Global Fund, suggests some actions and prospects but sets a fairly low goal for increased contributions during this 5th replenishment period. The Global Fund is undoubtedly a unique, innovative and learning organization that continues to achieve better results and more efficiencies: but that success simply does not translate int...


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Publisher: APCASO

This Guidance Tool is meant for civil society and community members of Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM) to build their capacities on community engagement, human rights, and gender equality in relation to meaningful country dialogues, planning and budgeting, and program design in Concept Note submissions to the Global Fund.


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