On September 16th & 17th 2022 GFAN held a pre-meeting ahead of the Global Fund Pledging Conference held on September 21st. More 90 participants joined in person or virtually.
The meeting had two main overarching components. One focused on the short-term objective of the pledging conference scheduled to take place on 21 September, just four days after the GFAN meeting ended, also in New York City: how to support the Global Fund’s efforts to get donors to pledge a total of at least $18 billion for the 2023–2025 funding cycle. Many of these discussions centred on finding ways to successfully influence key donor decision-makers to announce contributions before or at the pledging conference that were at least 30% larger than committed for the 6th replenishment. The second component explored longer-term issues and priorities, including:
- the network’s possible future role in pandemic preparedness and response (PPR) activities and advocacy, including the newly launched Financial Intermediary Fund (FIF) for Pandemic Prevention, Preparedness and Response;
- entry points for influencing Global Fund policies and decisions over the rest of 2022 and beyond, including at committee and Board meetings where discussions will take place on implementing the new Global Fund Strategy and deciding how to spend the money raised for the next funding cycle; and
- upcoming high-level global meetings of importance to HIV, TB, and malaria responses, including on TB and universal health coverage (UHC).