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CSS challenges for UNAIDS in providing TA Bangkok UNAIDS 10 juillet 2009
CSS challenges for UNAIDS in
providing TA
Bangkok
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10 juillet 2009
Key Challenges in providing TA Few requests from civil society organizations or CCMs   Mainly
Key Challenges in providing TA
Few requests from civil society organizations or CCMs
  Mainly focused on proposal development and regional proposal
  Few CSS focused requests
  Few requests to support PR /SR
  Lack of clear TORs and definition of needs for TA
Difficulty in reaching community level needs
Particularly limited access to key affected populations, depending
on regions
  Capacity of umbrella organizations, networks to reflect community
needs
Limited experience and resources of TA providers in conducting
community consultations
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Evaluating the quality of TS provided
Lack of expertise to meet specific requirements
Numerous definitions, tools and mechanisms, many actors
Different types required? Shift from short to long-term support to
ensure transfer of capacity (i.e. coaching).
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Analysis of challenges   Poor representation of civil society in CCM to advocate for CSS
Analysis of challenges
  Poor representation of civil society in CCM to advocate for CSS and
influence decision-making.
  Poor evaluation of the needs by the civil society organisations
representing communities in the CCM
  Lack of understanding of the scope of work from proposal development
to the entire cycle (negotiation, implementation) and within proposal
development from definition of community and CSS activities to
identification of gaps, identification of sub/sub-recipients requirements
  Lack of information among community organisations and CSOs about
TS opportunities and procedures
  Time constraints: time too short between call for proposals
development and submission
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Analysis for challenges   Some governments are reluctant to work with civil society and are
Analysis for challenges
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Some governments are reluctant
to work with civil society and are
not always willing to share
resources with non-government
groups;
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Some community groups face
difficulties in acquiring legal
registrations status due to the
nature of their work with key
affected populations;
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Inevitable competition for
resources and a multitude of
expressed priorities among the
community organizations leads
to an unproductive situation.

Recommendations for UNAIDS: How to support CSS 1. Be a broker and convener in bringing
Recommendations for UNAIDS:
How to support CSS
1. Be a broker and convener in bringing community-level groups and
partners together :
  Mitigate conflicts and build consensus on common goals, urgent
priorities. Develop strategies to address them.
  For community wide consultations, conduct needs assessments
and mapping, support the proposal development process
among CSOs;
  Support coordination and facilitate networking among the
different groups
2. Work with CCMs to ensure civil society membership in CCMs, in
particular those representing key affected populations. Strengthen
their participation and involvement in decision-making processes during
proposal development and the life time of the grant.
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Recommendations for UNAIDS 3. UNAIDS together with other development and technical partners can raise demand
Recommendations for UNAIDS
3. UNAIDS together with other development and technical partners can
raise demand for CSS within CCMs and in general at country-level by
providing information:
  Know your epidemic—which groups are most affected and which
should be prioritized for support.
  Best practices/case studies to demonstrate the value of civil
society contribution at community level in HIV prevention & care
services
  Guidance on what CSS is, the core priority areas for funding
and how to develop quality proposals on CSS;
4. Facilitate access to technical support: provide information on availability
of/and funding for TS at national and regional levels (i.e. TSF)
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Recommendations for UNAIDS 5. Facilitate mentoring/partnerships with international NGOs for potential PRs and
Recommendations for UNAIDS
5. Facilitate mentoring/partnerships with international NGOs for
potential PRs and sub-recipients.
6. Be a source of information for the Global Fund on the
challenges related to developing proposals on CSS. This
could assist the GF to provide clearer guidelines and
instructions on how to develop proposals to include CSS
activities.
7. Be a bridge/facilitate building relationship between civil
society and the Portfolio Manager.
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Analysis CCM Decides integrate working writing group Epidemiological Strategic gap analysis profile 1 2 3
Analysis
CCM Decides
integrate
working writing
group
Epidemiological
Strategic gap
analysis
profile
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2
3
4
Submission to
the Fund
CSS gap
analysis
12-Step Country Proposal
Development Process
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CCM
Endorsement
Identification of
target groups,
SDAS, CSS
activities
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Selection of
Draft 0
CCM
Final Draft
PRs, SRs,
consensus
proposal
SSRS, CSS
implementers
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