From April 18 to 20 2023, GFAN held its annual Global Strategy Meeting in Nairobi, Kenya. The meeting was attended by over 75 members of civil society and community from around the world, and representatives from technical partner organizations including the Global Fund Secretariat.
Resource mobilization for the Global Fund was the meeting’s main overarching topic. This included reflections on the 7th replenishment process over the course of much of 2022 and ongoing efforts to convert donor pledges into disbursements. The replenishment was the primary approach to secure the majority of funds for all aspects of the institution’s operations from 2023–2025, including grants to imple- menting countries and programmes. That three-year period is known as Grant Cycle 7 (GC7). Other areas of discussion included:
- Challenges and opportunities for short- and longer-term resource mobilization campaigning and advocacy, including at various high-level global gatherings over the rest of 2023;
- Broader issues, trends and developments related to HIV, TB and malaria that affect financing of disease responses in general; and
- Strategies and priorities for further civil society advocacy in support of resourcing for the Global Fund and increased engagement of communities and civil society in disease responses that meet GFAN members’ principles and expectations.
You can download the whole report here.