Global Health Council and the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (PMNCH)
Global Financing Facility (GFF) Spring 2018 Webinar Series
Part 1: Introduction to the GFF for Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) (English)
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM EDT
The Global Financing Facility (GFF) was launched at the Third International Conference on Financing for Development in Addis Ababa in July 2015 in support of Every Woman Every Child, with the goal to contribute to the global efforts to end preventable maternal, newborn, child and adolescent deaths and improve the health and quality of life of women, adolescents and children. It is a key financing platform and a broad partnership including GAVI, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, MSD for Mothers, and the governments Canada, Norway, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States. This innovative country-led financing model brings together diverse sources of financing in a harmonized and coordinated way to support national priorities for women, children and adolescents. Since 2015, 16 eligible countries have benefited from this financing mechanism. At its last board meeting in Maputo, in November 2017, the GFF recently announced that 10 more countries will join the 16 existing countries: Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Côte d’Ivoire, Haiti, Indonesia, Madagascar, Malawi, and Rwanda.
This webinar is for CSOs in new GFF Countries (including youth organizations), but it is open to all who would like an introduction to the GFF and Civil Society engagement in it. Drawing on the experience of civil society engagement in the GFF process in countries and at the global level to-date, on this webinar, the GFF Civil Society Coordinating Group will provide an overview of the GFF, lessons from civil society engagement in GFF countries to-date, and opportunities for civil society to engage in the GFF process, with a view to informing civil society organizations (CSOs) in the 10 new countries on means of engagement, and tools and resources available to support them.