Global Fund Proposal Development in Guinea: Round 10 Malaria Sarah Weber Catholic Relief Services 23 March 2011 CRS and the Global Fund • 32 projects in 22 countries, worth more than $93 million to date. • Currently PR in 3 countries; named PR in 3 countries under Round 10. • SR for 28 projects to date. • Meets with GF 2-3 times a year and attends regional GF meetings as well. • Member of consultative group to the Global Fund Board of Directors, advising the Northern NGO Board member/delegation. • Leads Civil Society Principal Recipient Network, a group of implementers officially recognized by the Global Fund. Guinea Proposal Development - background • CRS leads malaria consortium of international agencies in Guinea • Round 6 malaria grant ongoing – MOH PR • Round 9 proposal not approved; revised and resubmitted for Round 10 • Political instability resulted in a vacuum at the Ministry Round 10 Process January 2010 CCM decided to submit Round 10 proposal Late June 2010 Mock TRP in Dakar August 16, 2010 SRs selected May 2010 Active engagement started June 2010 First stakeholder workshop for Mock TRP July 2010 Stakeholder workshop for Draft 1 August 17, 2010 CCM approves final version of proposal Mid-July 2010 PRs selected August 19, 2010 • Final proposal sent Key actors and roles Guinea CCM Made decision to submit R10 proposal CCM malaria commission Oversaw malaria proposal development process Coordinated technical assistance Selected PRs and SRs National Malaria Control Program Identified priorities for Round 10 Malaria NGOs and organizations Technical partners – esp. RBM Contributed technically Led overall proposal writing Contributed in-kind Ensured technical quality Contributed technically to proposal FBO outcomes and successes CRS and FBOs more credible to CCM • Recognition of what civil society can contribute • Better understanding of FBOs in development • Demonstrated consistent collaboration with PNLP and CCM Challenges • Leadership capacity and availability • Balancing efficiency with participatory processes • Ministry of Health participation Successful strategies • Develop key working relationships beforehand • Plan early, start early: have a roadmap • Ensure sufficient staff availability and organize your team • Offer in-kind support: workspace, an intern, document review, etc.