Expected Dates and venue: Cluster-Based Learning Network (CBLN) 25th April 2023 and Annual Consultative Meeting (ACM) 26 -27th April 2023, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Application Deadline: 21st April 2023 at 12.00 pm EAT
Established by a resolution of African Health ministers in 2012, the African Constituencies Bureau for the Global Fund (ACB) was set up to be a platform for facilitating engagement, participation and consensus building among East and Southern Africa (ESA) and West and Central Africa (WCA) constituent countries in Global Fund policies and governance engagements. Also known as “The Bureau”, the organisation is an operational hub and policy think tank of the WCA and ESA Global Fund constituencies and began its formal operations in March 2017. The purpose of the Bureau is to ensure effective engagement, representation and participation of the African constituencies in Global Fund processes as well as enhance the capacity of the African constituencies to shape Global Fund policies and procedures.
The Annual Consultative Meeting (ACM) (Addis Ababa)
As the name suggests, the ACM is an annual event that brings together delegates from all forty-six (46) African countries from West and Central Africa (WCA) and East and Southern Africa (ESA) that are beneficiaries of Global Fund resources. The two-day meeting is an opportunity for African countries to showcase their best practices and learn from each other while at the same time identifying policy opportunities and challenges and also delving into policy issues for input into Global Fund governance discussions at board and committee levels. Consensus over policy positions is the principal output of this two-day event. The meeting is an opportunity for Africa to affirm its leadership role and develop strategies to influence key policies that impact its capacity and ability to maximise the impact of Global fund resources.
ACB is looking for a qualified rapporteur with a proven track record in meeting rapporteur for the Annual Consultative Meeting in Addis Ababa on 26th -27th April 2023.
Before the ACM, the ACB will also organise a Cluster-Based Learning Network (CBLN) meeting for WCA on April 25, 2023. The topics on the CBLN agenda include co-financing of the Global Fund Grants, financial risk management measures, and lessons learned during the application for Grant Cyle (GC) 7.