SATELLITE SESSION

The Youth of JAZAS organizes and hosts the satellite session „How can CS participate at Global Fund Board and other GF governing bodies?” at the XIX International AIDS Conference, on Wednesday, 25th July at 7am (local time). There will be introduction of opportunities for activists, community workers, advocates and civil society representatives from Global South on how to participate in the work of The Global Fund Board and its relevant committees. Speakers, will present the roll of Civil Society in the Global Fund Board in its current transitional period and consequences of crises of the GF for Civil Society organizations worldwide.

Chair and Speakers at this Satellite meeting are The Global Fund Board Member and Developing Countries NGOs Delegation of The GF Board members. Aim of this meeting is presentation of Delegation composition, it´s manual and short history, attendees will be given the opportunity to ask delegation members about work of NGO representatives in the GF Board, Developing Country NGO Delegation roll and opportunities for civil society representatives from Global South to take part in it. Attendees also will be given the opportunity to get acquainted with work of GFATM Board and its standing committees.

Final outcome of this satellite meeting is expected to be action plan developed with participants to precise follow-up with CS representatives and to give them time frame of next delegation membership replenishment, contact points for future communication and list of burning issues that GF Board should address in its transitional period, as well as to establish communication channels with current Delegation members.
All of the above being said it is clear that all those coming from developing countries NGOs have strong will to make a change in fight against AIDS and they are devoted to this cause but without necessary financial support for communication, exchange of ideas and networking for synergy. WAC is an ideal opportunity for us to get together and join our efforts.

The chair of the session is the member of the Global Fund Board Cheick Tidiane Tall (The Global Fund Board Member – Developing Country NGO Delegation) joined by the speakers Mabel Bianco (ex member of the Policy and Strategy Committee of the Global Fund Board), Allan Ragi (member of the Finance and Operational Performance Committee of the Global Fund Board) and Karlo Boras (Executive Director of Youth of JAZAS and member of the Audit and Ethics Committee of the Global Fund Board). Developing Country NGO Delegation at TGF Board will present its work to attendees, elaborate and introduce its working plans and membership for period 2012-2013 to a wider group of conference visitors.

Satellite session „How can CS participate at Global Fund Board and other GF governing bodies?” is to be held on Wednesday, 25th July at 7am (local time) at The Walter E. Washington Convention Center - WCC, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW, Washington, DC in Mini room 6.