Working together, Shaping our FutureAccess, Accountability, Rights
The Global Fund’s 4th Partnership Forum was convened from March till June 2011 and included three consultations, an e-survey, an e-Forum and a main conference in São Paulo, Brazil from 28 – 30 June. This year’s Forum occurred during the development of the Global Fund’s 2012-2016 strategy, and served as an important platform by which to obtain important stakeholder inputs into the strategy.
The recommendations that arise from the consultation and discussions will provide guidance to the Board.
Unique in its model, the Partnership Forum 2011 welcomed a total of about 350 participants that represented diverse constituencies from each of the eight regions in which the Global Fund provides funding, and representatives from the Global North. Leading up to day 1 of the Forum, there were a series of pre-meetings to facilitate and ensure effective participation during this consultative meeting. During the opening plenary, Jacqueline Lima, a young Brazilian, shared her moving story as an HIV positive mother who gave birth to a HIV negative boy. The story resonated with the participants and highlighted the importance and need for collective action through partnership to fight the three diseases: AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
Jacqueline Lima’s story set the tone for the rest of the two days as participants formulated strategic propositions to feed into the strategy. The second and third days (Wednesday 29 and Thursday 30 June) combined plenary and breakout sessions focusing on the selected sub-themes, which provided participants with a critical opportunity to have their voices heard and to ultimately contribute to the work of the Global Fund.
The strategic recommendations emerging from the Forum are testament to the shared concerns and involvement of all of the participants. As one Principal Recipient noted: “… all the participants had chances to contribute to the development of the new strategy. All the comments, concerns were taken into consideration.” An evaluation of the Partnership Forum is currently underway, and it will encompass findings on the Partnership Forum’ process and provide recommendations on improvements. The early findings of the evaluation once released will be available here.
In an early September 2011 Partnership Forum Steering Committee (PFSC) report to the Global Fund‘s Portfolio and Strategy Committee (PSC), the PFSC will report the Forum’s details outputs and recommendations -- mapped to one of three broad categories: operational policy, Comprehensive Plan for Reform, and inputs into the 2012-2016 Global Fund’s strategy – which will be considered by the Board for inclusion in the Global Fund’s strategy 2012 – 2016. The report will outline the intended process by which the recommendations received at the Forum will be integrated into the strategy. In addition, the report will also provide summary information on a number of key topics, including the extent to which the e-Consultations were integrated into the main conference in Sao Paulo, and how the 2008 lessons learned were incorporated into the 2011 Forum’s planning and processes.
The PFSC report to the PSC is a critical part of the reporting back process and will serve as the channel through which the recommendations received at the Forum are fed back to the Board. With a proven record of past Partnership Fora recommendation’s shaping the Global Fund’s work, it is expected that many of the recommendations from this year’s Forum will be included in the next strategy
Global Fund staff members, Parliamentarians & Brazilian Government Officials at the Gay Pride Parade prior to the Partnership Forum- São Paulo, 26 June 2011
The 20 minutes: 50 lives exhibition was one of the highlight of the Forum. Many participants stopped by and explored the exhibition.
Graphic Recording - Partnership Forum 2011- “ Working Together, Shaping the Future: Access, Accountability and Rights”
Day 1, June 28- Opening PlenaryFrom left to right: Mr. Javier Brandão, Senator Marta Suplicy, Hon Dr. Alexandre Padilha, Minister of Health, Prof. Michel Kazatchkine, Executive Director of the Global Fund and Dr. Paulo Teixeira, Chair of Partnership Forum Steering Committee
A diverse group of stakeholders- but all together for a common cause
Prof. Michel Kazatchkine, Executive Director of the Global Fund & Senator Martha Suplicy
Jaqueline Lima’s moving speech reminded all of us that nothing is ever impossible. Read her inspiring story in the Speeches page.
Brazilian youth embracing Jaqueline after her emotional speech
Jaqueline Lima’s smile is a reminder that our work together can put a smile on many faces
Partnership Forum’s participants came from various regions of the world
But they were all engaged and committed to the same goals
Graphic recording of the Partnership Forum 2011 ‘s goals –Why are we in São Paulo?
The talented group of facilitators were ready to get the discussions startedFrom left to right: Luciana Niven, Liza Kimbo, Ricardo Baruch and Raminta Stuikyte
Working together -Sharing experiences and ideas
Participants at work on strategic inputs for topic 5: Implementing for increased impact
It was the moment to debate the various topics
Formulate strategic propositions
Partnership Forum Steering Committee ‘s members at work
Young Brazilians living with HIV/AIDS hosted a session to share their experiences
The youth delegation was quite well represented
Prof. Michel Kazatchkine, Executive Director of the Global Fund, answered questions at the “Meet Michel” event
A diverse group of Parliamentarians from around the world actively took part in the Forum- they adopted a declaration on Access to Medicines and other pharmaceutical product, that is available in the Speeches section
Christoph Benn, Cluster Director of External Relations and Partnerships at the Global Fund speaking at the Parliamentarian session on “Access to Affordable Medications: The Challenges and Opportunities Ahead”.
The Global Fund Advocacy Network (GFAN) was successfully launched at the Partnership Forum
Amidst the hard work, there were many networking opportunities
And participants continued the discussions even during the reception dinner
The Key Correspondents made sure participants’ voices and experiences were captured. You can watch their inspiring Partnership Forum video
Partnerships to shape our future-We can keep the dialogue and collaboration going, even after the Partnership Forum
Partnership Forum 2011
São Paulo – Five topics for the consultation
São Paulo - Key Speeches and Declarations
São Paulo - Attendance
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São Paulo - Program
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A Strategy Framework for the Global Fund 2012-2016
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