28th September 2023
The Global Fund Strategy 2023-2028 places community leadership at its front and centre. Under Grant Cycle 7 (GC7), the Global Fund introduced changes to promote community leadership and engagement, harm reduction and human rights, and to support the scale-up and sustainability of community-led services.
In 2022-23, the Global Fund’s Community Engagement Strategic Initiative (CE-SI) funded the Global Key Population-Led Networks, GATE, MPact, NSWP and INPUD, to provide technical assistance to in-country partners to support community mobilisation, meaningful engagement and effective community advocacy during the GC7 funding request development process.
Read the joint INPUD, NSWP, MPact and GATE report ‘Communities at the Centre: Report back on the experiences of key populations in the Global Fund Grant Cycle 7 (Windows 1 and 2) to learn about successes, challenges and barriers faced by our communities in that process and find out what more the Global Fund and UN Technical Partners need to do to ensure that the voices and priorities of key populations result in increased funding for critical key population-led responses.