Workshop Report - Civil Society & The Global Fund: Grant performance
16 Dec 2008
A detailed analytic workshop report aimed at sharing experiences and lessons learned among community organizations in the Central and West African region that have experience with various aspects of Global Fund grant applications and management.The workshop represented an opportunity to come together as civil society supporters, recipients and implementers to have a look at what it takes to perform well. This is key against the background of new initiatives by the global Fund that allow greater involvement of CSOs such as Dual Track Financing, Community Systems Strengthening, a focus on key affected populations in a bid to open more channels through which resources will be channelled to those most in need. CSOs potentially play a huge role in ‘making the money work’, having established networks and proven gains against the HIV/AIDS epidemic. However, to play this role well, they require capacity building in many forms.