GFF Investors Group approves Civil Societies’ Engagement Strategy

24 APRIL 2017 | WASHINGTON, DC

Introduction

The Global Financing Facility Investors Group (GFF IG) approved the Civil Society CSO Engagement Strategy at the World Bank Spring meeting held in Washington DC. The strategy aims to ensure that Civil society is meaningfully engaged in the GFF, from sub-national to national to global levels, such that the full breadth of their skills and expertise can contribute to determining and achieving mutual goals and targets, including those laid out by the GFF and GFF countries, the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health, and the Sustainable Development Goals. More specifically, it seeks to ensure that GFF stakeholders will agree and act upon a clear set of roles and responsibilities for enhancing civil society engagement in the GFF, that contribute to improved GFF systems and processes at all levels, with particular focus on countries, including development, implementation, and accountability for GFF country investment cases and health financing strategies.

A detailed action plan and budget to resource for the CSO role will be presented to the IG for discussion in Six months following this meeting. In the meantime, CSO partner contributions will continue to support the engagements at both country and global levels as feasible.

The Partnership for Maternal & Child Health (PMNCH) has set a side one hundred thousand (US$: 100,000) US dollars to support catalytic actions in select countries as fundraising phase kicks off.

Any partner wishing to contribute additional resources towards this strategy should reach out to: Kadidiatou Toure at tourek@who.int.