Engaging Men Who Have Sex With Men, and Other Key Populations, in Global Fund Processes to Increase Funding for and Programmatic Focus on the Needs of MSM and other Key Populations
The MSMGF communicates regularly with the Global Fund Board and Secretariat and advocate at global, regional and local levels to monitor Global Fund activities and help ensure that the needs of MSM are addressed appropriately. Furthermore, the MSMGF participates in major strategic processes, such as Partnership Forums for the development of new strategy, Community Mobilization consultations, and gathering input from MSM advocates and service providers to present to Global Fund decision makers. The MSMGF supplements these efforts with frequent communiqués and information notes to our advocacy network, to support meaningful grassroots engagement by MSM and other key populations with the Global Fund.
In 2014-2015, the MSMGF monitored the roll out of the New Funding Model in multiple Global Fund grant recipient countries. With this effort, we identified challenges for MSM programming and relayed them to the Global Fund Secretariat. The MSMGF believes that communities have an unprecedented opportunity to shape implementation of the New Funding Model, ensuring that it retains Global Fund’s commitment to key affected populations, and responds to their health and human rights concerns.
Community Engagement in Gathering,
Interpreting, and Utilizing Evidence