ICASO and APCASO are proud to announce a partnership to provide technical assistance to implementers of Global Fund-supported programs to reduce barriers to HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria services. In March the organizations were jointly awarded an “indefinite quantity contract” to provide services through the Global Fund’s Human Rights Strategic Initiative.
“Although today we are two separate organizations, ICASO and APCASO have shared roots and a long history of partnership to advance the engagement of communities in the global response to HIV,” said Mary Ann Torres, ICASO’s executive director.… Read more
“No Such Accountability is Available on the Ground”
A Rapid Appraisal of Community Engagement in Malawi’s Global Fund Processes
In 2017, ICASO supported a local partner—Health and Rights Education Programme (HREP)—to facilitate meaningful and impactful community engagement in Global Fund processes in Malawi.
This appraisal documents key outcomes of community engagement during Malawi’s funding request development process for the 2017-2019 Global Fund cycle.… Read more
This briefing paper outlines the ways in which ICASO sees the Global Fund continuing to engage with communities and civil society around the world. It was prepared in consultation with a number of key community representatives who have had a long history with working with the Global Fund. … Read more
This information note is an update of the alert prepared by ICASO in 2015 to provide advice to civil society and community groups on how to engage in grant-making activities once a funding request has been developed. Following the submission of a funding request to the Global Fund, there continues to be a critical role for communities and civil society to play.… Read more
The purpose of this information note is to support civil society and community groups to design and
include community systems strengthening interventions and community-based monitoring activities in funding requests during the 2017-2019 Global Fund funding cycle. This information will be of interest to community groups, key population networks, country coordination mechanism (CCM) members, ministries of health, disease program managers, and health service providers.… Read more