Summary of Key Civil Society Recommendations Concerning the Development of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria Strategic Plan 2017-2021 | April 30 2015
In April 2015, ICSS and ICASO in collaboration with the Free Space Process hosted a consultation involving regional and key population networks working in HIV, TB, and malaria to begin defining the priorities civil society wanted to see in the new Global Fund strategic plan 2017-2021. The meeting built on work done by other groups including the Open Society Foundations (OSF), Women for the Global Fund (W4GF), and the Eurasian Harm Reduction Network (EHRN). As follow-up to the initial meeting, ICASO and ICSS participated in three partnership forums (Addis May 5-8, Bangkok June 22-25, Buenos Aires September 1-4) to further refine the key “asks”. The rich and diverse comments from the consultations were summarized in a matrix3 and shared with the Communities and NGO delegations to the Global Fund Board for their deliberations in board and committee meetings. The matrix highlights the similarities between regions about priority asks and the way certain themes were strengthened and clarified over the course of the partnership forums and other consultations.