How global and regional networks can support civil society and communities at country level: Finding out what a Network Capacity Building Fund should support, October 2011

In the context of discussions on the need for and development of a dedicated funding mechanism for HIV/AIDS civil society and community networks – the Networks Capacity Building Fund – a group of global and regional networks reviewed the core elements of civil society and community contributions to HIV at the global, regional but especially the country level against the background of recent major shifts aimed re-shaping and transforming the overall policy framework for the HIV response globally. The meeting analysed and reflected on the added value that global and regional networks can bring at different levels in re-shaping the HIV response overall but especially through supporting civil society and communities at country level.

This paper builds on these documents and draws on the outcomes of the July 2011 Free Space Process (FSP) Strategy Caucus meeting (and preceding FSP meetings) as well as the joint funding proposal prepared by the FSP partners in February 2011.

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