This action plan was developed following a series of discussions held in New York, Durban and
Amsterdam. For the Amsterdam meeting, held at the end of October 2016, International Civil Society
Support (ICSS) and the Open Society Foundations (OSF) organized a gathering of 35 advocates from
around the world to discuss the need for and methods to coordinate advocacy, capacity-building and
communications efforts to address the funding crisis in middle-income countries. This document is a
result of those discussions and the background documents that informed them. The Amsterdam meeting
agenda and the participants list are included in this document as Annex 2 and Annex 3, respectively. Read more
Civil Society Sustainability Network
What is this Information Note about?
This advocacy alert aims to create awareness and provide attention to opportunities within Global Fund processes and mechanisms in order to integrate and improve the quality of activities related to Sustainability, Transition and Co-financing (STC) in Global Fund funding requests (formerly known as “Concept Notes”) and the grant-making process during the 2017-2019 allocation cycle.
Even if your country has submitted a funding request for Window 1 or 2, there are still opportunities to include STC-related activities in the grant request or during implementation.
Who is this Information Note for?
This information is intended for community, key populations and civil society actors with some level of engagement in Global Fund processes at national and regional levels. CCM members representing civil society – those who are and will be engaged in country dialogues and civil society groups in countries that are transitioning or preparing for transition – are the primary audience of this advocacy alert.
DURBAN, South Africa, 20 July 2016 – Fully replenishing the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis (TB) and Malaria is essential for delivering on the promises to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic made in the Sustainable Development Goals and the UN Declaration on Ending AIDS. While fully replenishing the Fund would save millions of lives, failure to do so would unravel years of progress and jeopardize effective programmes for reaching key and vulnerable populations at greatest risk for HIV.