FCAA Summit Day One Vista Room Civil Society Driven Panel
The global HIV response is at a critical crossroads in finding solutions and capacities to be resilient and sustain the HIV response while transitioning to domestic financing of HIV programs. There is an urgent need for a significant effort to incentivize and inspire the experimentation and innovation amongst civil society, communities and their networks to respond to the challenges of sustainability and transition.
HIV civil society and community networks hold the potential to serve not only as a platform for learning but also as coalitions for mobilization and alignment around the strategic area of domestic HIV resource mobilization and budget accountability, including:
• Strategies for civil society engagement with the process of transition from donor to government funding of HIV and key population programs;
• Budget monitoring, expenditure tracking and collaborations with budget-monitoring groups;
• Government budget process and entry points for civil society engagement;
• Domestic resource mobilization;
• Mechanisms for government agencies to contract civil society and community-based organization for HIV service delivery.
Buy-in and collaboration among funding partners is critical to assure maximum impact of our investments and to bring together efforts of other allies invested in addressing the challenges with sustainability of civil society and community-led responses.
• Sergey Votyagov, Robert Carr civil society Networks Fund (RCNF)
• Heather Benjamin, Open Society Foundations (OSF)
• Anna Dovbakh, Eurasian Harm Reduction Network (EHRN)
• Felicita Hikuam, AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa (ARASA
• Wame Mosime, International Treatment Preparedness Coalition (ITPC)