Partnership Forum


The Partnership Forum is an innovative approach to consultation with a broad range of stakeholders, moving beyond the usual participants to reach those who are not normally involved in Global Fund processes.

The Partnership Forum gives all partners a special venue for contributing critical input, suggestions and views about the development of the strategy that guides the Global Fund’s mission to make a sustainable difference in the fight against HIV, tuberculosis and malaria. With this substantive guidance and input from a broad range of stakeholders, the Global Fund strategy is then developed.

The Partnership Forum forms part of the Global Fund’s governance structure.

Partnership Forum 2015

A number of Partnership Forum consultations were held in 2015 to support the development of the Global Fund Strategy 2017-2022. The consultations included three regional Partnership Forums with over 300 participants from 128 countries, a 12-week online consultation with over 1,200 participants from 143 countries, and dozens of focused meetings and consultations on specific aspects of the strategy.

The three in-person consultations were held in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Bangkok (Thailand) and Buenos Aires (Argentina). Participants included a wide array of stakeholders such as:

  • Civil society and community groups
  • Country Coordinating Mechanisms
  • In-country implementers
  • Local Fund Agents
  • Donors
  • Nongovernmental organizations
  • Parliamentarians
  • Private foundations
  • Private sector
  • Public health
  • Technical partners

In addition, members of Global Fund bodies such as the Board, Secretariat, Technical Review Panel and Technical Evaluation Review Group were present.

The meetings were the culmination of an ongoing process of communication, including online discussions on the Global Fund’s e-Forum, consultations led by our technical partners, and a variety of internal and external discussions. The recommendations that came out of these meetings were submitted to the Board.