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.

In 2015, three Partnership Forum meetings were held in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) in May, in Bangkok (Thailand) in July, and in Buenos Aires (Argentina) in September. The focus of these meetings was to develop input for the next Global Fund strategy, which will cover the period 2017-2022. The recommendations which come out of these meetings have been submitted to the Board through its Strategy, Investment and Impact Committee.

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

"When we divide money equally, we actually enable inequity and make it worse. We have to focus on the people and the groups that need the most attention. The strategy has to be smart. We have to direct the money where it can be most effective."
Dr. Ruth Labode,
Member of Parliament in Zimbabwe
"Fighting diseases such as HIV is not about a biomedical approach, but a meaningful participation of communities and representatives of vulnerable groups. It´s about people."
Carolyn Gomes,
Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition
"The advocacy role of civil society and communities – questioning the status quo, demanding change, mobilising action, seeking accountability from governments and non-government actors, demanding for a Global Fund that the world needs and genuinely responds to the needs of key affected communities – is critical to ending AIDS, TB and malaria. "
RD Marte,
GFAN Asia Pacific & APCASO