Expected Dates and venue: Africa HIV/AIDS Consultative and Mobilization Meeting on 11th -13th 2022, Nairobi
The Africa Constituency Bureau
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 organization is an operational hub and policy think tank of the WCA and ESA Global Fund constituencies which began its formal operations in March 2017. The purpose of the Bureau is to ensure effective engagement, representation and participation of the Africa constituencies in Global Fund processes as well as enhancing the capacity of the Africa constituencies to shape Global Fund policies and processes.
Africa HIV/AIDS Consultative and Mobilization Meeting
With the 2030 target of ending HIV and AIDS on the horizon, both the Global Fund and UNAIDS launched ambitious strategies with enormous implications for Africa, a continent with the most HIV/AIDS burdened continent. The new Global AIDS Strategy 2021 – 2026 (End Inequalities. End AIDS) is a bold new approach to use an inequalities lens to close the gaps that are preventing progress towards ending AIDS. The Strategy sets out evidence-based priority actions and bold targets to get every country and every community on-track to end AIDS as a public health by 2030. The new Global Fund Strategy 2023 – 2028 (Fighting Pandemics and Building a Healthier and More Equitable World) outlines ten different areas that will receive focused attention, including an intensified focus on prevention, a more systematic approach to supporting the development and integration of community systems for health, and much greater emphasis on data-driven decision-making. Given the burden of HIV, TB and malaria in Africa, the continent will need to proactively prepare to implement both strategies. This Africa-wide mobilization meeting therefore seeks to launch Africa’s preparations towards developing ambitious plans to effectively implement the Global AIDS and Global Fund strategies. In order to advance the renewed fight against HIV/AIDS, UNAIDS and the ACB will co-host and engage African stakeholders.
In order to advance the renewed fight against HIV/AIDS, UNAIDS and the ACB will co-host and engage African stakeholders at a meeting that will be held in Nairobi, Kenya (April 11-13) with the following objectives:
Establish key progress made against HIV/AIDS in the region over the last decade and draw key lessons
Unpack the new Global AIDS Strategy and Global Fund Strategy, discuss and agree on practical steps for optimal implementation to achieve the 2030 targets
Determine a common understanding of the key preparations needed to successfully implement the new strategies
Agree on how Africa will position and advocate for a successful Global Fund 7th Replenishment
Determine how best Global Fund and other resources can be maximized to end HIV/AIDS
The ACB is looking for a qualified workshop facilitator with proven track record in meeting in meeting facilitation for the Africa HIV/Aids Consultative and Mobilization Meeting.
Scope of work
Before the meeting
Finalize agenda in consultation with the ACB and UNAIDS programmatic leads
Consolidate/develop presentations and other material at least a week prior to meeting
Carry out pre-workshop preparation/ dry run with all presenters
During the meeting
Moderate some sessions and assign others in the agenda as appropriate
Work with rapporteur to develop summary of day’s deliberations and recap
Conduct post meeting reviews with ACB and UNAIDS programmatic leads
After the meeting
Finalize the meeting report using rapporteur notes in a format agreed with ACB and UNAIDS (background, objectives, key lessons conclusions, recommendations / actions)
The facilitator will report to the Policy Analyst at the ACB.