The International HIV/AIDS Alliance and the Global Fund announce the launch of the first ever interactive grants management toolkit for Global Fund subrecipients in Spanish.
The International HIV/AIDS Alliance (the Alliance) and the Secretariat of the Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria (the Global Fund) announce the launch of the first ever interactive grants management toolkit for Global Fund subrecipients in Spanish.
Over the last few months, the Alliance and the Global Fund, in partnership with Friends of the Global Fund LAC and Fundacion Huesped, have worked on the development of an innovative toolkit to increase knowledge concerning grants management among implementing organisations working on Global Fund grants. The project was supported by the BACKUP Inititiative, implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
“The Alliance has a long history in the development of toolkits and manuals to support community-based organisations (CBOs) and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) be at the centre of the response to HIV/AIDS. In this digital era, knowledge is being managed and shared in different ways, and we need to engage with these new technologies, mediums and tools and use them to our advantage. This product was possible thanks to the work of a multidisciplinary technical team”, explains Anamaria Bejar, Head of Team for Latin America and the Caribbean at the Alliance. “We hope the toolkit will prove useful and productive for organisations implementing Global Fund projects, and that ultimately it contributes to increasing grant management capacity throughout the region”.
In the last two weeks, copies of the toolkit in DVD format have been sent to all Global Fund Country Coordinating Mechanisms, Principal Recipients and Sub-Recipients throughout the Spanish-speaking region.
The toolkit is self-administered (requiring only a simple installation on your computer), interactive and user-friendly. It offers up-to-date information on the Global Fund, on programme management, financial and administrative requirements, as well as covering monitoring and evaluation, and procurement and supply. It also includes a number of practical exercises to test your new knowledge and a downloads section with a comprehensive selection of documents, formats and guidelines used in the implementation of Global Fund grants throughout the region. The toolkit was developed using the practical and technical knowledge of colleagues from within the LAC region who have direct experience of implementing Global Fund grants. Similarly, the toolkit was validated by subrecipients from across the region.
Luca Occhini, Interim Head of Team at the Latin American and Caribbean Team at the Global Fund says the following about the toolkit: “Here at the LAC team, we believe that the interactive grants management toolkit for Sub-Recipients (SRs) is an innovative tool which will play a key role in strengthening the institutional capacity of SRs. Both the animation as well as the general structure of the content make the toolkit very easy to use. Learning occurs on the user’s own time and according to their specific needs. We hope the toolkit becomes a point of reference when building the grants management capacity of both new and existing SRs in the region. We also hope that other organisations collaborating with the Global Fund familiarise themselves with the toolkit, and that it contributes toward increasing the efficient management of Global Fund projects.”
For those of you yet to receive the DVD or if you wish to share it with colleagues, the toolkit is also available online. It can either be downloaded or used online at http://www.herramientasubreceptor.org
If you would like additional information on the toolkit or experience any difficulties upon using it, please contact email@example.com
The toolkit is now in the hands of its new users, Global Fund Sub-Recipients, so that it may be used and shared. The development and production team of this toolkit hope that it may be the first in a series of knowledge sharing tools which are efficient, effective, user-friendly, but also fun!
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