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New tool to make Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria money work for young people

 The PACT* in collaboration with UNAIDS and the Global Fund secretariat has launched the tool “Making the money work for young people: a participation tool for the Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria”.


The publication is divided in two, the first part is meant for young activists and youth organizations and the second part is meant for members of the Country Coordinating Mechanisms and other actors. 


Last week, during the Youth Pre-Conference of the XX International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia, the publication was presented to young activists who are already involved in different capacities with the Global Fund in their own countries and some others who want to get involved.


The tool includes basic information about the Global Fund for those who are not very familiar with the goals or the structure of the donor; information about the new funding model and practical guidance and templates to help young activists can become involved and put young people’s issues on the agenda in the different stages of the process. The other part of the publication aims to inform decision-makers on why youth participation is important and how young people can be involved with the different stages of the new funding model.


The publication was created based on a survey and interviews with young people who are already participating in CCMs, sub-recipients and watchdog organizations, a literature review and key informant interviews. Both parts ofMaking the money work for young people: a participation tool for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria are available at UNAIDS’ website:


The PACT also created a Facebook Group called “Global Fund Youth” for young people engaged in the Global Fund at national, regional and global level to share experiences, questions and resources. You can request to join the Facebook group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/729909383716665/



*The PACT is a global collaboration of 26 youth-led and youth-serving organizations and networks working on HIV and SRHR.

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