a) The Board takes note of the "Partnership Forum 2008 Report" (GF/B19/14) and agrees to use the recommendations contained therein to inform ongoing strategic planning and management of the Global Fund. The Board assigns responsibility to oversee follow-up on the recommendations to its committees as laid out in Attachment 1 to GF/B19/4.
b) The Board decides to hold the fourth Partnership Forum in the first half of 2011 and approves the following amendment to Article 6.3 of the By-Laws:
By-Laws: Article 6.3 Frequency and notice of meetings
The Partnership Forum will meet biennially, at any time during even calendar years every 24 to 30 months.
Meetings of the Partnership Forum shall be convened by written notice from or on behalf of the Foundation Board.
c) The Board mandates the Policy and Strategy Committee to establish a Partnership Forum Steering Committee to start planning for this event early in 2010.
d) The format, duration and organization of the fourth Partnership Forum should build on the lessons learned from previous Partnership Fora.
e) The Board approves a budget of US$ 1,500,000 as an upper limit for the fourth Partnership Forum and requests the Finance and Audit Committee to ensure that provision is made in the 2010 budget for adequate staff resources.