Are you representing an MSM and/or transgender community organisation and trying to understand the Global Fund’s New Funding Model?
APCOM releases 17 tailored country fact sheets to help MSM and transgender civil society engage in Global Fund New Funding Model Country Dialogue
The key feature of the Global Fund’s New Funding Model (NFM) is the inclusivity of civil society organisations representing key affected populations by HIV, TB and malaria, including men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender people, within the writing of the funding application (Concept Note) that is led by the country’s Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM). CCM is a national committee that includes representatives of all sectors.
To ensure the inclusion of the key affected populations, Country Dialogue is created as an open and all-around conversation with people responding to and affected by the epidemic. While the Country Coordinating Mechanism itself includes representatives of a wide variety of different groups, the purpose of the Country Dialogue is to go beyond its membership to reach out to all those involved in the response to the diseases. The purpose of country dialogue is to identify needs, work on national strategies, build resource mobilization efforts and prioritize programs that will have the most impact.
‘MSM and Transgender Engagement in Global Fund New Funding Model Country Dialogue’ Factsheets are a guidance document tailored for the civil societies representing MSM and transgender communities from the 17 eligible countries in Asia and the Pacific. These factsheets contain knowledge and resources needed by the MSM and trans communities to take part effectively in the Country Dialogue, particularly knowing that each of the NFM application stages can be difficult to understand within the length of the community’s capacity.
With this factsheet, an MSM or trans organisations can learn how they can work with other community organisations to present a strong voice for civil society. They are the service providers and advocates for the MSM and transgender community and it is their voice and participation that will make the NFM process robust and inclusive.
“We encourage civil society organisations to become involved in the NFM process as early as possible,” adviced APCOM Executive Director Midnight Poonkasetwattana. “With the factsheets, an MSM or trans organisations can learn how they can work with other community organisations to present a strong voice for civil society. They are the service providers and advocates for the MSM and transgender community and it is their voice and participation that will make the NFM process robust and inclusive.”
The fact sheet, in retrospect, provide the MSM and trans community organisations with the details of NFM process’ key stages, how they can participate in the ongoing Country Dialogue, who the key contacts are for each country, and when Global Fund decision-making meetings occur.
APCOM also encourages you to provide feedback on your engagement with the country dialogue process. You can do this by doing a short online survey or by emailing the APCOM Secretariat at [email protected].
Click on one of the links below to download the fact sheet from each of or all the 17 countries (available in English language only):
MSM and Transgender Engagement in Global Fund New Funding Model Country Dialogue in:
- Papua New Guenia
- Sri Lanka
The followings are the fact sheets that have been translated into the local language of the corresponding country: