CCM Eligibility and Performance Assessment in Mongolia

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GIZ – Division of Education, Health, Social Protection
Issue no. 25
June 2014
Dear partners and colleagues,
The German BACKUP Initiative is a global health programme funded by the
German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
and, since 2013, also by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation
(SDC). Since 2002 BACKUP has helped partner countries worldwide to use the
funding opportunities of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
to greater advantage. We provide technical support to build national and regional
capacities for effective response to the three diseases. Our activities focus on
gender equality, strengthening health systems, increasing civil society
participation by including key affected populations and improving our partners'
operational risk management mechanisms (e.g. improving financial governance,
corruption prevention, and oversight policies).
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30,000) with a clear focus on risk management. This is used to finance the
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(in particular the implementation of GRAM) or helping to draw up programmerelated documents.
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of technical support for Global Fund-related processes until further notice.
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Eschborn, 24 June 2014
The German BACKUP Initiative team ([email protected])
CCM Eligibility and Performance Assessment in Mongolia
Cameroon: Better Positioning of Key Affected Populations for Global Fund
Uganda: Strengthening TB Innovations for the Affected and Private Sector
Regional Seminar on Global Fund Country Dialogue
Civil Society Workshop on the New Funding Model for Eastern Africa
Exploring Linkages for Better Coordination between GIZ / Global Fund
Further information
CCM Eligibility and Performance Assessment in Mongolia
The Global Fund has
Update on the Global Fund
New Funding Model (NFM):
A series of online courses
introduce and explain the NFM.
Each 15- to 25-minute course
includes quizzes, videos and
practical tips.
Read more on the
Global Fund website.
East Africa CSOs on CCMs:
Time to Make the Difference
10 - 11 July, 2014
Nairobi, Kenya
EANNASO will bring together the
civil society representatives of
East African CCMs to discuss,
share experiences and compare
strategies on strengthening
participation in national CCM and
CSO coordination.
Read more:
Contact: Olive Mumba
([email protected];
[email protected])
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The Global Fund has
introduced annual eligibility
and performance
assessments (EPA) to
improve governance and
promote inclusive processes
within Country Coordinating
Mechanisms (CCMs). In April
2014 the Mongolian CCM was
one of the first to engage in an
EPA. The initial selfassessment was conducted by a small working group composed of
representatives from different constituencies and was supported by one
international and one national public health consultant working together. The selfassessment process showed good compliance levels and areas of
improvement. A series of interviews validated the initial findings and provided
additional ideas for a way forward. One cornerstone of the EPA process is to
promote productive involvement of all relevant constituencies. As an interviewee
from a key affected population said, 'We are truly grateful for your attention. No
one but you has actually come to visit us and ask our opinion.' The CCM
Mongolia drafted an improvement plan based on the results of the selfassessment and interviews. Immediate tangible steps toward implementation
encourage and motivate CCM members and will strengthen the CCM in its
oversight function. It is very important that progress is visible. If it continues, the
CCM Mongolia will be in a position to submit a concept note for an HIV grant
without delay.
Read more: Global Fund website
L. Delgerzul, Coordinator, CCM Mongolia Secretariat
([email protected]); Nonna Turusbekova, international public health
consultant ([email protected])
Cameroon: Better Positioning of Key Affected Populations for
Global Fund Financing
Cameroon is due to submit
its TB and HIV concept
note in August 2014. With
this in mind and in
accordance with the
recommendations of the
Global Fund new funding
model, in March 2014
Affirmative Action, with
BACKUP support, launched a national mobilisation drive to promote the full
participation of key affected populations in the Country Dialogue. Despite the
hostile social climate towards homosexuality and sex work, the mobilisation drive
succeeded in bringing together a number of key groups, including men who have
sex with men, lesbians, gays, bisexual and transgender people, injecting drug
users, sex workers, young people and truck drivers. Each group identified its
priorities for inclusion in the concept note, and these were then set forth in a
position paper: Investing in Key Affected Populations to Reverse the HIV Trend.
This position paper was included in the national documentation upon which
preparation of the concept note will be based.
Read more: Document de plaidoyer d’Affirmative Action pour le positionnement
des MARPS dans les financements du Fonds mondial au Cameroun
Contact: Serge Douomong Yotta ([email protected])
Uganda: Strengthening TB Innovations for the Affected and
Private Sector (STAPS)
The STAPS project aims to ensure the engagement of key affected populations
at all levels of the Global Fund mechanisms in Uganda. The project addresses
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the barriers to effective coordination and strengthens linkages between the CCM
and key implementers. It empowers key affected populations and sees that they
are fully involved in the design, implementation and monitoring of HIV,
tuberculosis and malaria programmes operating in line with the Global Fund new
funding model. The project has attained numerous short-run milestones by
seeing that implementing entities like the CCM, Principle Recipient, Uganda Stop
TB Partnership, affected communities, private sector, prisons and national
programmes are well coordinated and working together. The next phase is to
train them in the new funding model prior to submission of the Uganda joint
concept note in October 2014.
Read more:
Contact: Roger Paul Kamugasha ([email protected])
Regional Seminar on Global Fund Country Dialogue
A regional seminar on ‘Country Dialogue’ within the context of the Global Fund
new funding model was organised from 21 to 25 April 2014 in Dakar, Senegal, by
OASYS Financial & Management Services. Participants came from the five
Country Coordinating Mechanisms (CCMs) of Burundi, Madagascar, Mauritania,
Niger and Senegal, which are partners in the Country Dialogue Task Force
project supported by BACKUP. The seminar was officially opened by Senegal's
Director General of Health at the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare.
During practical working sessions, each CCM delegation presented a progress
update on its Country Dialogue. The facilitators from Ivory Coast, Kenya and
Senegal then took the participants through the three technical blocs of the
seminar: (i) consensus building on Country Dialogue definition, (ii) how to
conduct inclusive and participative Country Dialogues and (iii) how to document
and evaluate a Country Dialogue process led by the CCM. The participating
manager of the CCM Hub at the Global Fund Secretariat gave important
clarifications on CCM eligibility criteria and concept note eligibility and the critical
need to document and provide evidence of the involvement of key affected
populations and their contribution to the definition of national priorities. The
regional seminar ended with a panel on country ownership within the Country
Dialogue and the role and place of key affected populations. Participants
formulated recommendations for more commitment and support to ensure
meaningful involvement of key constituencies and key affected populations in the
Country Dialogue. One recommendation was for the formation of consultation
mechanisms to maintain mutual collaboration and support among the five CCMs
involved in the Country Dialogue project for sharing experience and expertise
with other Global Fund countries.
The partnership between OASYS and the five CCMs will extend from May to
September 2014 with tailored one-to-one technical support for the key Country
Dialogue activities that each CCM identified during the regional seminar.
Contact: Ousmane Amadou Sy ([email protected])
Civil Society Workshop on the New Funding Model for Eastern
The Eastern Africa National
Networks of AIDS Service
Organisations (EANNASO)
held a regional workshop in
Nairobi in April 2014 on the
subject of ‘Civil Society
within the Global Fund:
Action for Impact’. Some 55
participants from Burundi,
Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda,
Sudan, Tanzania and
Uganda represented AIDS service organisations, people living with HIV, TB
communities and key population (KP) groups. The aim of the workshop was to
increase CSO understanding of the new funding model and thus to enhance their
capacity to effectively engage in Global Fund country processes. It was agreed
to develop organisational plans and roadmaps for each CSO on engaging in the
Country Dialogue. EANNASO was requested to provide technical support (TS)
for the drafting of these plans and for linking CSOs to TS providers. The
workshop provided strategic information on strengthening the integration of
community systems, gender, human-rights-based programming and the
involvement of KPs as well as strategies for identifying country priorities for
concept note development. The meeting also provided CSOs with an opportunity
to hold smaller, ad hoc meetings and to network, display materials and develop
Read more:
Contact: Olive Mumba ([email protected]; [email protected])
Exploring Linkages for Better Coordination between GIZ and
the Global Fund
GIZ organised a
regional conference in
Accra, Ghana, from 6 to
9 May 2014 with 80
delegates from GIZ
health and social
protection programmes
in over 20 countries in
Africa, the Caribbean
and the MENA region.
During the conference,
two sessions (one plenary session and another at a market place stall)
focussed on exploring linkages for better cooperation and coordination between
GIZ and the Global Fund. Tina Draser and Marion Gleixner, two senior Global
Fund managers, introduced delegates to the Global Fund new funding model and
discussed potential entry points for engaging in this process at country level.
Subsequently, GIZ colleagues from Ghana, South Africa and Tanzania
presented their experiences and approaches to enhancing linkages and
involvement in Global Fund-related processes. One approach mentioned was to
be a member of the respective Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM), as is
the case for Germany in nine sub-Saharan countries (Cameroon, Ghana,
Guinea, Namibia, Niger, South Africa, Sudan, Togo and Zimbabwe). It was
agreed that much fruitful experience was open to CCM members, though much
work was involved as well. Serious engagement in CCM work means investing
considerable time but provides valuable insights and an opportunity to take part
in important decision-making processes on health programming in each
respective country.
Read more: BMZ website
Contact: German BACKUP Initiative ([email protected])
Further information
This document contains analyses of the allocation of funds.
giz2014-en-backup-charts-since-2012.pdf (260 KB, English)
Cooperation list
List of measures supported by BACKUP.
giz2014-en-backup-activities-since-2012.pdf (190 KB, English)
BACKUP reporting forms
All BACKUP modes require specific reporting. Please find the reporting forms on
BACKUP’s website.
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