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[afro-nets] Pact Community REACH releases new publication

  • From: Reachgrants <reachgrants@pacthq.org>
  • Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2005 16:29:21 -0500

Pact's Community REACH program releases "Engaging Local NGOs in
the Response to HIV/AIDS"

Adobe PDF file (54 pp. 2.37 MB):

Local non-governmental organizations (NGOs), faith-based organi-
zations (FBOs), and community-based organizations (CBOs) have
always been and continue to be a driving force in response to
the HIV/AIDS epidemic. In many countries, they have been respon-
sible for the majority of the resources reaching individuals and
have played a leading role in developing and implementing sus-
tainable strategies to mitigate and prevent HIV/AIDS. Pact's
Community REACH program is proud to announce the release of an
important document entitled "Engaging Local NGOs in the Response

With the recent influx of funding for HIV/AIDS, the Office of
the Global AIDS Coordinator (OGAC), the World Bank, the Global
Fund for AIDS Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) and other multi-
lateral/bilateral and private donors continue to rely on local
NGOs expertise and accessibility to the community to provide
sound and effective programs. Without a sustained local response
to the epidemic, donors and international NGOs (INGOs) have no
exit strategy and may not have an impact great enough to address
the epidemic.

Although there has been tremendous interest expressed on provid-
ing local NGOs with more funding and capacity building, there
have been few analytical studies looking at how to achieve this
in the most efficient and effective manner. The goal of this pa-
per is to begin a discussion among donors, international and lo-
cal NGOs, and multilateral and U.S. government representatives
on how to effectively engage indigenous partners and transfer
much needed resources. The paper outlines some successful
strategies of local NGO engagement, examines local NGO strengths
and weaknesses, provides advice to donors on effective and sus-
tainable partnerships and describes four funding models that
harness the strengths of local NGOs to effectively respond to