Call For Participants: “Understanding the Global Fund” – A training for young activists

The Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights is calling for applications from young advocates to participate in a training on the Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria (GFATM).

The Global Fund is the main funder for HIV prevention efforts around the world, reaching almost all the developing countries with millions of dollars every year. The GFATM offers a unique opportunity for civil society to be involved in the decision making processes on the implementation of the grants in recipient countries. However, due to a lack of understanding of how the Global Fund operates, there is a limited participation from civil society organizations led by young people or working for youth.

The main objective of this 3-day training is to provide 15 young activists (18-29 years old) with the knowledge and tools necessary to better understand and get involved in Global Fund mechanisms and structures at the national and international level. The secretariat of the GFATM is a supporting partner of the training.

Where:  Cape Town, South Africa
When:  May 22-24, 2010
Who:  The YC is keen to receive applications from young people who:

  • Fall between the ages of 18 – 29
  • Are preferably from a developing country (African participants are encouraged to apply)
  • Have experience in the area of sexual and reproductive health and rights, particularly HIV
  • Basic knowledge on Global Fund process at national level or international level.
  • Are affiliated with a youth organisation or an organisation working for young people.
  • Have a working knowledge of English and can communicate proficiently in English with other training participants
  • Are committed to contribute to the follow up of the training

Applications from young people living with HIV are strongly encouraged.

Full and partial scholarships will be awarded to selected participants depending on the need.

The cost of visas (transportation and visa fees) will be initially covered by the participant and will then be reimbursed during the training if required.

Please send the application form to before March 26, 2010 along with a recommendation letter from an organization or network that you are currently working with or have worked with in the past.

For more information about the Global Fund visit:

For more information on the Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights, visit


About yipe
Yipe an acronym for the Youth Interactive Portal for Enterprise is an organization that assists entrepreneurs to start up and manage their small businesses.

2 Responses to Call For Participants: “Understanding the Global Fund” – A training for young activists

  1. Joshua Minai says:

    I had made my application to the youth coalition and have got no reply whatsoever concerning my application. Kindly let me know if my application went through or not so that I may know.

    Joshua Minai
    Communications Coordinator-African Youth Initiative on Climate Change-Kenya

  2. Andrew Hama says:

    Please, could you kindly send me a copy of the Global fund training application form in the next 5 minutes. I need to send in my application in today before the end of the day.

    Andrew Hama
    HIV/AIDS Coordinator
    Lutheran Aids Watch
    Papua New Guinea

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