Eurasian Coalition on Male Health (ECOM) is one of the pre-qualified providers of the Global Fund’s CRG program and provides technical assistance to communities and key populations of Albania for conducting budget advocacy, and cost–effectiveness and efficiency analyses of HIV and STI services for gay men, men who have sex with men and trans* people in Albania. More details are available following this link>>>.
Additionally, ECOM is looking for the consultant to conduct mapping of HIV and STI services for MSM and trans* people and organizing local meetings with stakeholders in the Republic of Albania>>>.
Application deadline: November 1, 2020, 23:59 (GMT +3).
All these activities are to be implemented as a part of the technical assistance within the Global Fund’s CRG TA Program.
The Eurasian Regional Consortium invites you to fill in forms to take part in the call for proposals to receive small grants for community-led monitoring of service quality and satisfaction. The Eurasian Regional Consortium joins the efforts of the Eurasian Coalition on Male Health (ECOM), the Eurasian Women’s AIDS Network (EWNA) and the Eurasian Harm Reduction Association (EHRA).
The call for proposals and the workshop to develop the skills and knowledge in monitoring of service quality and satisfaction are organized with financial support of the Robert Carr civil society Networks Fund (RCNF) within the project “Thinking outside the box: overcoming challenges in community advocacy for sustainable and high-quality HIV services”.
The total budget of the call for proposals is USD 35,000, with the maximum amount of one grant being USD 5,800. The following quotas are set forth for each of the communities:
2 grants for the community of people who use drugs/OST participants;
2 grants for the community of women living with HIV and vulnerable to HIV;
2 grants for the community of gay/bisexual men/trans people.
Most SEE countries are eligible. Even if you are not a community organisation, maybe there are some leaders from the communities or OST clients who would be interested in looking into quality of OST. Only groups of people who use drugs can participate, but the grant could be managed by a harm reduction organization.
All other things being equal, preference will be given to the groups/organizations, which are active members of the Consortium: EHRA, ECOM and EWNA.
Preparing for the regional dialogue with donors, civil society organisations from South East Europe met in Belgrade, Serbia on 17 January 2018. The aim of the meeting is to discuss current developments regarding the work of the South East Europe Regional Coordinating Mechanism (RCM) and preparation process of the multi-country application, possible cooperation with EECA regional networks as well as opportunities for advocacy funding initiatives sustaining HIV prevention services in South East Europe. Around 30 representatives of the civil society organisations (CSOs) from all SEE countries participated.
Ana Filipovska, the RCM Coordinator and Milutin Milošević, DPNSEE Executive Director, presented recent work of the RCM and the call for multi-country application to the Global Fund to fight HIV, tuberculosis and malaria. The presentations and discussions following then helped to clarify some misunderstandings. Two regional initiatives for the project to the Global Fund were presented – Alliance and EHRA, ECOM, SWAN.
CSOs were invited to actively contribute to the work of Country Coordinating Mechanisms in expressing the country needs and designing a regional project.
The meeting was organised by HERA and Zaedno Posilni, supported by the Open Society Foundations.