The SAT information workshop on the Global Fund New Funding Model and Community systems strenghtening was held in late Feb/early March 2014 at Crossroads Hotel, Lilongwe, and had the following major objectives:
- To review and analyze the national disease strategies and identify gaps in information or evidence.
- Review lessons learned from programming supported by or focusing on priorities of civil society and key populations.
- Take stock of evidence available to justify programming focusing on KPs and other priority programming areas.
- Review and analyze the changes relevant to CS in the new funding model and changes to CSS and clarify roles of the civil society in the NFM.
- Identify appropriate partnerships and collaborations to manage ongoing work in the development of a robust and relevant funding proposal.
- Develop an effective advocacy strategy for civil society constituents in the CCM and Global Fund board constituencies.
- Improve understanding of the Investment Framework and how marginalized groups (including KPs) can act as critical enablers.