Capacity building workshop: Kenya, Nairobi

Capacity building in the development of a Procurement and Supply Management (PSM) Plan for the Global Fund for AIDS, TB and Malaria (GFATM)

Content and approach


The content follows the structure and requirements of the GFATM PSM plan and includes the following components

  • Product selection
  • Patents
  • Forecasting
  • Procurement policies and planning
  • Receipt and storage
  • Distribution and inventory management including MIS and M&E at all levels of the distribution chain
  • NDRA, QUA and QC including prequalification issues
  • Rational drug use including treatment adherence, drug resistance and side effects
  • Financing mechanisms and Management & coordination


It is proposed to organise a first round of PSM plan capacity building for 13 anglophone African countries nominated by the GFATM secretariat, based on their need for technical assistance, with two or more participants per country.

It is further proposed that the PSM capacity building not be a one-off training course, but consist of the following process:

  • Pre-workshop coaching to ensure that each of 13 country teams arrives at the workshop with a draft PSM Plan (or at least the information required to put a plan together). It is suggested that it be mandatory for the teams to arrive with such information at the workshop, as it is vital that they work with real time data. This might also highlight whether the data that will be used is acceptable. It is suggested that one mentor with experience in PSM planning, ideally for the GFATM, should coach one or two countries, and that those mentors also contribute to the development of useful PSM information package, case studies and facilitation of the actual workshop. Their work would be coordinated by IDA.
  • A 6 day workshop, with problem based teaching in the mornings and actual PSM Plan section development in the afternoon. To be optimally useful for the GFATM process, the workshop should be organised before the end of 2004. This timing would allow time for the development of draft PSM Plans and the identification and development of course materials by AMDS partners. The workshop would be linked to a local well-established (academic) institution in Africa which would develop into a PSM capacity building "knowledge-hub", and be linked to ongoing capacity building efforts by the AMDS partners. Post workshop follow-up would be through the TA plan identified during the workshop.