Notes from GFAN Calls

NOTES FROM
GFAN CALLS

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GFAN hosts regular conference calls with advocates from around the world. The calls are used for information sharing and joint strategizing on the Global Fund.

Below you will find notes and details from past calls. Recordings may be available for some calls, please contact Tara Hogeterp at tara@globalfundadvocatesnetwork.org to enquire.

Notes, recordings and slides from calls regarding the ACT Accelerator can be found here: http://covid19advocacy.org/calls-details-and-notes/

2022 GFAN Calls

May 25: GFAN Call - Board Meetings Debriefs

Global Fund Board Members Robin Montgomery and Andriy Klepikov and Stop TB Board Members Carol Nawina, Austin Obiefuna, Delinia Garcia and Peter Ngola talk about the key moments and decisions of the Board meetings that took place this month.

May 4: GFAN Call - IAS22, GFAN Open Letters

We hear from Robyn Waite (Results Canada) on opportunities for engagement at IAS 22, and the GFAN team on two open letters: one for German Chancellor Scholz on arguing for an ambitious pledge, and one for the hosts of the COVID-19 Summit on ensuring that the Global Fund Replenishment is integrated in the ongoing pandemic preparedness and response discussions.

April 26 - GFAN Call notes

Due to a technical problem, we were not able to record the call; please find the call notes below:

Context:

During the next Board Meeting, the board be presented with a decision point regarding how catalytic funding will be allocated in the next implementation cycle (2024-2026). Catalytic Funding, alongside country allocations, is a critical component of the implementation of the new 2023-2028 Strategy. Many community-led, human right and gender transformative interventions that are championed by civil society and communities would fall under the priorities given to catalytic investment – it therefore is capital that advocates follow this discussion and its outcome closely. The plans that will be presented to the board are being discussed in the Strategic Committee, chaired by Carolyn Gomes, Board Member of the Developing NGO Delegation. This GFAN call was organized to give the Communities Delegation, Developing Countries NGO and Developed Countries NGO Delegations a chance to update their constituencies on the state of the discussions, and receive input and feedback.

Carolyn Gomes (Developing Countries NGO BM), Robin Montgomery (Developed Countries NGO BM) and Daniel Townsend (Developed Countries NGO CFP) joined the GFAN Secretariat team on the call.

The discussion:

  • The Strategic Committee makes recommendation on a range of priorities for Catalytic Funding that will guide the Secretariat in the allocation of funding. These priorities have to be approved by the Board before the end of the replenishment process (an therefore before how much money will be available is known), so they are budgeted according to funding scenarios.
  • Under the methodology that will be proposed to the Board, the more funding is made available overall through the replenishment, the large the share that will go to catalytic investment.
  • The priorities recommended by the Strategic Committee are informed by the Technical Evaluation Reference Group (TERG), and the Technical review Panel (TRP).
  • The Strategy Committee discussion have been contentious regarding how much funding should be made available for catalytic funding, how that funding should be split between the various priorities, and how much flexibility the Secretariat should have in the allocation of funds.
  • Catalytic funding had been presented in the past as one avenue to address the relatively lower Global Fund investment going to the fight against TB. Though figures cannot be shared yet, this concern is reflected in the proposed allocation.
  • A new, innovative inclusion in Catalytic Funding of a NextGen Market Shaping to promote equitable access to health supplies by transforming supply chains.
  • At the national level, board member shared that it is crucial that national advocates work to identify suitable opportunities for catalytic funding, that make best use of the available funds and guarantee impact.

April 6: GFAN Call - Presidential Budget Announcement Debrief, G7/G20 Updates and World Malaria Day Plans

We hear from Mark Lagon (Friends US) on the President Budget Request, Rachel Ong (GFAN AP) on the C20 process, Peter Weissner and Robin Montgomery on C7 process, and Millie Heslam (RBM Partnership) on their World Malaria Day Plans.

March 23: GFAN Call - One Health, Global Week of Action Debrief, Presidential Budget Announcement

We heard from Rachel Ong (GFAN AP) about the Global Week of Action, Chris Collins (Friends of the Global Fight) about the Presidential budget, Ellie Parravani (Brooke Institute) about One Health. The GFAN Team presented our resources for World TB Day.

March 9: GFAN Call - World TB Day Updates and Plans from Technical Partners

On this heard from Lucica Ditiu and Kadira Malkoc from Stop TB, Peter Ng'Ola and Subrat Mohanty from the Stop TB board, Blessi Kumar from GCTA and Lynette Mabote from TAG, who all presented updates and plans ahead of World TB Day. We also heard from Rachel Ong with GFAN Asia Pacific on the progress of the Global Week of Action.

February 25: GFAN Call - Technical Briefing on the Investment Case

Briefing by the Global Fund Secretariat on the Preparatory Meeting and the Investment Case followed by a Q&A

February 9: GFAN Call

Release of GFAN Speakers video, update on Civil Society Engagement at the Preparatory meeting and Global Week of Action, release of Friends US new documentary.

Key links: GFAN Videos & Friends US documentary

January 26: GFAN Call

Update by Friends US, Plans for Preparatory Meeting Engagement.


2021 GFAN Calls

GFAN’s World Cafe

To access all the abstracts from each session visit here!

The Slides shared on the call:

November 25: GFAN Call

Debriefing of the 46th Global Fund Board Meeting with the Communities, Developing Country NGO and Developed Country NGO Delegations

November 23: GFAN Call

Launch of the GFAN Civil Society Ask for the 7th Replenishment, with Khuat Thi Oanh and Matthew Kavanagh

November 11: GFAN Call

Annual Meeting Debrief, World AIDS Day plans, and US hosting announcement

October 6: GFAN Call

Thought Leaders Call: Enabling Global Health Financing Beyond ODA and the Pandemic through Global Public Investment

September 20: GFAN Call

Thought Leaders Call: Embedding digital transformation in Global Fund programs

September 3: GFAN Call

Global Fund Results Report – Call in Advance of the Release on September 8

Links:

June 16: The Global Fund 7th Replenishment & 20th Anniversary

Links Shared on the call:
For those that have missed it… We have a new home! GFAN is now hosted by JLI – full announcement can be found here.

March 1: Introducing the 2021-2022 GFAN Speakers Bureau and GFAN’s World TB Day Materials

Links Shared on the Call

February 23: Check-in following the second Global Fund Partnership Forum for Africa/MENA I

February 16: Check-in following the first Global Fund Partnership Forum for ECCA/LAC

February 3: Report Back from the third civil society and communities pre-meeting and the Global Opening of the Global Fund Partnership Forum

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January 26: Report Backs from the first two civil society and communities pre-meetings in advance of the Global Fund Partnership Forum

January 26: Report Backs from the first two civil society and communities pre-meetings in advance of the Global Fund Partnership Forum

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2020 GFAN Calls

December 8: Last GFAN Call of 2020 ~ Finding a new home, update on the US election results and what that means for global health, latest updates on the Global Fund Strategy Development and the work of the CRG.

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Links Shared on the Call:

November 17: Presentation on the Global Fund Strategy Development from the Vice Chair of the Strategy Committee & thoughts on Strategy Development and the 44th Global Fund Board meeting from Communities and Civil Society Delegations.

Slides From the Call:

Links Shared on the Call:

October 14: Global Fund Strategy Development Process and Results Report.

Slides from the Call:

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July 6: Mitigating COVID-19 – Slides from the Global Fund.

On June 18th, CSEM and GFAN co-hosted a conversation that was open to all interested civil society and community CSO’s, advocates and activists to share information about the role civil society and community are playing on the Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator.

While most information is still very preliminary, the conversation provided updates on what issues were being discussed in the various “pillars” of the ACT-A: Diagnostics, Therapeutics, Vaccines and the Health System Connector.

Close to 200 people joined the call and discussion points raised included ensuring that there is opportunity from the broader community to feed into conversations in all the pillars and across ACT-A, ensuring that information is shared with global health CSO’s, advocates and activists broadly across many issues (including importantly those communities who are most vulnerable to COVID because of other health challenges) and importantly to ensure that in these conversations, civil society representatives include people living with or recovered from COVID-19 at the centre of the response.

For more information or queries on how to engage in these conversations going forward, please contact Katy at katy@icssupport.org

Documents from the call:


2019 GFAN Calls