For those of you who are working on health, the application forms are now available for civil society and community groups to apply for technical assistance to support meaningful engagement in Global Fund-related process. To find out more see below and to download an application form check out the website here
The Community, Rights and Gender (CRG) Technical Assistance Program provides support to civil society and community organizations to meaningfully engage in the Global Fund model, including during:
- Country dialogue
- Funding request development
- Grant implementation
Under this program, national civil society and community organizations can apply for technical assistance in a range of areas, such as:
- Situational analysis and planning
- Participation in country dialogue
- Program design
- Oversight and monitoring of grant implementation
- Engagement in sustainability and transition strategy development
Some examples of technical assistance requests include:
- Support to design, plan and implement a consultation process to identify key population priorities for HIV funding request development
- Designing and budgeting for community systems strengthening programs as part of the grant-making process
- Facilitating a funding request review among youth organizations to identify gaps and propose appropriate interventions for inclusion
- Proactive, peer-led community engagement support to civil society and community in sustainability and transition planning
- Technical assistance is provided by nongovernmental organizations – including key population networks, universities and civil society organizations – that were selected through an open tender process for their demonstrated skills and capacities on community, rights and gender competencies.
The program currently does not support:
- Strengthening Country Coordinating Mechanisms
- Long-term capacity building of civil society organizations
- Funding request writing
- Organizations can request CRG technical assistance at any time throughout the funding cycle.
To learn more about CRG technical assistance, visit the website here
The CRG Technical Assistance Program is one part of a US$15 million Global Fund Board-approved strategic initiative that runs through December 2019. The strategic initiative aims to ensure that all people who are affected by the three diseases can play a meaningful role in Global Fund processes and ensure that grants reflect their needs.