The thematic segment of the upcoming 37th meeting of the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board (PCB) on October 28, 2015 will focus on increasing domestic funding to ensure a comprehensive and sustained HIV response.
The NGO Delegation to the UNAIDS PCB is reaching out to civil society partners, friends and colleagues for case studies to be included in the conference room paper, help shape the background document that guides the thematic day, or ultimately be featured as a presentation among select examples of voids, challenges and successful initiatives and programs.
The NGO Delegation would like to particularly focus on the following:
- Highlight the need for sustainability of community-led and community-based HIV programmes and services beyond the transition period of the Global Fund.
- Demonstrate good practices and success stories of transition to domestic financing, as well as examples of pitfalls, ‘failures‘ or what to look out for, e.g., absence of sustainability plan, de-funding of communities and civil society in the transition period, etc.
- Ensure that GIPA remains as a core principle in all aspects of HIV programming and financing beyond 2015, and that communities, particularly key populations, are engaged in monitoring the transition process/progress.
- Highlight the limitations of the current World Bank definitions of Low Income Country (LIC) and Middle-income country (MIC) as basis for eligibility of countries to development aid.
- Explore innovative models of CS funding, including for advocacy work, and for key population groups in criminalized or disorganized contexts due to politics, stigma and discrimination.
Submissions are due on September 11, 2015. Please complete the application form and submit by email to: Samia Lounnas, [email protected] and Scott McQuade [email protected] with a copy to Lyan Olga, [email protected]
Be sure to also include in your email the focal points of the NGO Delegation’s thematic working group to ensure follow up with UNAIDS Secretariat: Bryan Teixeira <[email protected]> and Alexandra Volgina <[email protected]>