This summary report is designed to support the development of a research protocol to collect qualitative data among people who inject drugs (PWID) in Asia in order to inform the preparation of a capacity building tool and guidelines for meaningful PWID engagement with Country Coordinating Mechanisms (CCM). Although the Terms of Reference for this assignment focuses on five countries (Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Nepal and Vietnam) the outputs should cater to the needs of PWID across the globe.
The report is based on a desk review of published materials related to (1) engagement with Global Fund mechanisms; (2) engagement with CCMs; (3) meaningful involvement of civil society organizations (CSO); (4) meaningful engagement of key populations; and (5) meaningful engagement of people who use and/or inject drugs. Resources and documents were collected through internet-based searches, or provided by the Asian Network of People who Use Drugs (ANPUD). A total of 45 documents were collected and analyzed in the context of this assignment.
This report is divided into four sections, including the introduction. This section is followed by an analysis of the materials and publications, based on the criteria listed above. The later sections include conclusions and key findings based on the data analysis, as well as recommendations to guide the development of the data collection protocol and the toolkit for PWID engagement in CCMs.
This report was prepared by Mr. Pascal Tanguay, on behalf of the Asian Network of People who Use Drugs (ANPUD) and the International Network of People who Use Drugs (INPUD), with support from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria (Grant number TGF-17-080), to support the development of a community engagement guide to facilitate meaningful PWID participation in Country Coordinating Mechanisms (CCMs).