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Call for PARTICIPANTS for the “Understanding the Global Fund"

Call for PARTICIPANTS for the “Understanding the Global Fund"

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 “Understanding the Global Fund” Regional Training for young activists from South Asia and
 Asia Pacific
The Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights is calling for applications from young advocatesfrom the region of South Asia and Asia Pacific to participate in a training on the Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria (GFATM).The Global Fund is the main funder for HIV prevention efforts around the world, reaching almost all thedeveloping countries with millions of dollars every year. The GFATM offers a unique opportunity for civilsociety to be involved in the decision making processes on the implementation of the grants in recipientcountries. However, due to a lack of understanding of how the Global Fund operates, there is limitedparticipation from civil society organizations led by young people or working for youth.The main objective of this 3-day training is to provide 15 young activists (18-29 years old) with theknowledge and tools necessary to better understand and get involved in Global Fund mechanisms andstructures at the national and international levels. The secretariat of the GFATM is a supporting partner of the training.Where: Bangkok, ThailandWhen: January 15-17, 2011Who: The YC will give priority to applications from young people who:
Fall between the ages of 18
 Are from countries from South Asia and Asia Pacificeligible for Global Fund(Bhutan, China,Mongolia, North Korea, Indonesia, Vietnam, Lao, Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand, Timor Leste,Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Japan,, Brunei, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Tuvalu, Nauru,
Fiji,Solomon Islands, Tonga
Have experience in the area of sexual and reproductive health and rights, particularly HIV & AIDS
Basic knowledge on Global Fund processes at local, national or international levels.
 Are affiliated with a youth organisation or an organisation working for young people.
Have a working knowledge of English and can communicate proficiently in English with othertraining participants
 Able to commit to follow up efforts for a period of at least 6 months following the training-workshop. Applications from young people living with HIV, young women, and other key-affected populations arestrongly encouraged.Notes: Full and partial scholarships will be awarded to selected participants depending on the need.The cost of visas (transportation and visa fees) will be initially covered by the participant and will then bereimbursed during the training if required.Please send the application form to 
 before November 12th, 2010 along with
a recommendation letter from an organization or network that you are currently working with or haveworked with in the past.
For more information about the Global Fund visit:
For more information on the Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights, visit
 SOUTH ASIA AND ASIA PACIFIC Application FormDEADLINE FOR APPLYING IS NOVEMBER 8TH, 2010Organized by the Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights (YC)Please ensure that all questions are completed. The form can be completed through Microsoft word,please limit all answers to a maximum of five lines.1.
Personal InformationFirst name(s): Last name(s): Affiliated Organization:Nationality:Country of Residence:Date of birth: Gender:Mailing Address: Telephone: Fax:E-mail:2. Please check the following boxes below as it pertains to you.a) Do you have regular reliable access to emails? (Please select the option that best describes yourInternet access): All the time/once a day Occasionally/2 or 3 times per week Rarely/less than once a week Never
b) Do you need a visa to travel to Bangkok, Thailand where the training will be held? Yes Noc) Proficiency in English (Choose only one)
English is my first language
I can hold a complex conversation and read advanced text
I can hold a conversation

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