The GF-RCNF grant was approved for the consortium of INPUD (Lead) and ANPUD to implement the project entitled “Peer to peer training: people who use drugs making the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria fit for purpose”.
The 2-year project aimed to develop the capacity of PUD to meaningfully engage at country levels with the Global Fund New Funding Model (GF NFM) process, support PUD understand the NFM model and its underlying concept of country dialogue, funding request (then-concept note), Community System Strengthening (CSS), Health System Strengthening (HSS), Country Coordination Mechanism (CCM), key affected populations, harm reduction, human rights and Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI).
After the Training of Trainers (ToT) held in September 2015 in Bangkok, ToT participants rolled out the national/provincial level trainings in their respective countries in 2016. Three provincial level (Vietnam -2 & Cambodia -1) and 4 national level training in Malaysia, Nepal, Indonesia and India were successfully conducted. A total of 165 community members (PUD – Vietnam-36, Cambodia-21, Malaysia-21, Nepal-28, Indonesia-29 and India-30) were trained on GF NFM and country level engagement. The country level training concluded with an engagement plans that led to increased/reinforced representation at the CCM, active participation in the country dialogue processes and most importantly increased participation of women who use drugs in the training and national advocacy efforts.