The Global Fund is in the process of rolling out its new strategy, 2023- 2028. A critical element of the new strategy is that communities are at the center of the responses to the three epidemics. There is a need for comprehensive dissemination of the new Global Fund strategy, and the Global Fund Grant Cycle 7 (GC7) guidelines and material to ensure communities effectively support the implementation of Global Fund new strategy, 2023-2028, and participate in the GC7 funding cycle. This will increase communities’ knowledge and understanding of new Global Fund priorities and equip communities with in-depth understanding of how to engage in Global Fund GC7 processes at country and regional levels.
Workshop Purpose and Objectives
The Strengthening Communities’ Engagement in Global Fund Grant Cycle 7 workshop aimed to enhance the capacities of Key Population communities to effectively engage in GC7 funding cycle processes and support the implementation of GF Strategy 2023-2028.
Held between 6-8 December 2022 in Stone Athi Resort, Nairobi, Kenya, the workshop brought together 12 participants from six countries: Cameroon, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. They represented organizations led by members of Key Population communities and Civil Society Organizations that represent the needs of these communities. These organizations are recipients of CRG SI support through ARASA, GATE and M-PACT.