Tuberculosis (TB)

Global Fund grant negotiation workshop round 9


From 29 March - 1 April 2010, the Stop TB Global Fund Grant Negotiation workshop for Round 9 and National Strategy Applications gathered more than 140 participants in Geneva, Switzerland from twenty-seven countries (including National TB Programmes and Principal Recipient representatives, Stop TB technical partners KNCV and UNDP, World Health Organization and Global Fund staff).

Countries present during the workshop:

  • Angola
  • Azerbaijan
  • Belarus
  • Benin
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • Ethiopia
  • Gambia
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Iraq
  • Kenya
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Myanmar
  • Nepal
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Paraguay
  • Rwanda
  • Serbia - Kosovo
  • Suriname
  • Turkmenistan
  • Ukraine
  • Yemen

The workshop is expected to accelerate the process of grant negotiation and improve partnerships approach with Global Fund Secretariat, Principal Recipients, National TB Programmes and Stop TB partners. The main outcome of the workshop was to finalize clarification process for at least 4 countries, kick off the negotiation process for more than 20 countries and negotiate with the Global Fund secretariat for 5 countries in advance stage of the process. Thirty facilitators from WHO, UNDP, GDF, GLC and the Global Fund provided direct support to countries in small country group discussions. Participant countries were at different stages of grant negotiation process, and thus advanced from their respective stages in preparing Monitoring and Evaluation, Procurement and Supply Management and budgetary requirements for grant signature. Countries planned next steps to finalizing documentation for grant signature and needs for technical assistance in this regard.

STOP TB wishes to thank its partners for their generous financial support towards the success of this workshop.



Background documents