Programmes

The Robert Carr civil society Networks Fund (RCNF)

INPUD is one of eight global networks supported by The Robert Carr civil society Networks Fund (RCNF) with programmatic and core funding:

1: To improve global and regional network capacity
2: To enhance HIV response implementation
3: To support human rights advocacy
4: To increase resource accountability for the HIV response

The Robert Carr civil society Networks Fund (RCNF) is a cooperation of donors and civil society networks that are active in the area of HIV, named to honour the memory and work of Dr Robert Carr, a leading Jamaican activist who played a central role in global and regional work to defend human rights and progress global, regional and Jamaican responses to AIDS. RCNF is the first international fund that specifically aims to strengthen international networks across the world and supports international networks through both programmatic and core funding.

Community Action on Harm Reduction (CAHR)

INPUD is one of the three international drug sector networks involved in the Community Action in Harm Reduction (CAHR) project, an ambitious project that aims to expand harm reduction services to more than 180,000 injecting drug users, their partners and children in China, India, Indonesia, Kenya, and Malaysia. The programme involves people who use drugs in the design and delivery of services, and is developing advocacy plans to advance the human rights of people who use drugs. There is a strong focus on building the local capacity of community based organisations and sharing knowledge about what works.

CAHR brings in substantial contribution to country HIV response among people who use drugs in methods, services and techniques applied. CAHR is being led by the Alliance which has a strong track record around working with people who use drugs, their families and households to improve health. Find out more about the Alliance’s HIV and drug use programmes.

The CAHR project has enabled INPUD to deliver intensive in country capacity building workshops in India and Kenya, and to give technical and financial support to peer based drug user networks Kenya Network of People who Use Drugs (KeNPUD), Tanzania Network of People who Use Drugs (TaNPUD) and a new independent peer- led drug user network in Tanzania Real Activist Community, Tanzania (ReACT).

Through the CAHR project we are a central supporter of the 'Support. Don't Punish!' campaign that saw worldwide demonstrations on 26th June drawing attention to the need for supportive legal environments in order to improve the health, and protect the human rights of people who use drugs.

Bridging the Gaps - Health and Rights for Key Affected Populations

INPUD is one of the three global key population networks involved in 'Bridging the Gaps - Health and Rights for Key Affected Populations'. Together with almost 100 local and international organisations we have united to reach 1 mission: achieving universal access to HIV/STI prevention, treatment, care and support for key populations, including people who use drugs, sex workers and LGBT people. Go to www.hivgaps.org for more information.

Within Bridging the Gaps, INPUD is the global partner leading on issues concerning people who use drugs. We are responsible for managing the engagement with global institutions and partners, and crafting a global advocacy agenda focused on the human rights and health of the drug using community, as well as building the capacity of peer based organisations of people who use drugs.

Through the Bridging the Gaps project we have been able to help develop a coherent key affected population response to the epidemic that puts human rights and public health concerns first and emphasises the multiple ways in which criminalising approaches have driven the epidemic in criminalised, marginalised communities. Bridging the Gaps has also allowed us to provide financial and technical support to one regional peer based network of people who use drugs, namely the Eurasian Network of People who Use Drugs, and to support capacity building projects by similar groups in Pakistan, Nepal and Indonesia.