Recordings & resources from our side sessions at the AIDS2020 virtual conference.  

For our guide to the conference visit:

This is a video of the town hall held on 22 June 2020 with Peter Sands, Executive Director of the Global Fund. The discussion included an update on the COVID-19 response, ACT-A, and the Global Fund’s New Strategy Development. The call was hosted by GFAN and the six Regional Platforms for Communication and Coordination under Community Rights and Gender at the Global Fund. **Please excuse the video quality, we had a number of issues processing the recording.**

GFAN Networking Zone: Global Health & COVID-19: the role of the G20 and of multilateral organizations

 Network Salute Globale
Details:  The session provided an overview of G20 and Civil20 and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and include planning for Italy’s G20 presidency next year. 

GFAN Networking Zone: Advanced COVID Tool Accelerator (ACT-A)—opportunities for CSO engagement

 Global Fund CRG, FIND, and GFAN
This session updated participants on the work of ACT A and identify ways communities and civil society organizations can be participate in this innovative initiative.  

GFAN Networking Zone: A Community Health Workers Viewpoint on Digital Health during COVID-19
Host: Living Goods
Details:  This session will allow participants to learn directly from Community Health Workers how COVID-19 has changed the way they deliver care. It will provide participants with a real-world account of both the benefits and limitations of digital health, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Video shared during presentation:

Meet Your Reps: Unitaid & Global Fund Civil Society & Community Engagement
This session was a discussion with Communities & NGO Board Members at Unitaid and Global Fund to hear more about how they represent their delegations. Board Members will discuss their ways of working and highlight their current priorities. The discussion also included the response to COVID-19 and strategy development processes and was followed by a Q&A session.

GFAN Networking Zone: ACTIVISM and AIDS: Protect Civil Society’s space to end the epidemic
Faciltator: Anton Basenko, Global Fund Advocate and Alliance for Public Health Ukraine (and GFAN Speaker) 
Details*:  A discussion on the challenges faced by civil society groups in using national and international mechanisms for advocacy, leading them to being inadequately represented and addressed in national, regional, and international fora.
Format: Presentation and open discussion

* Please note that during the session we were unfortunately hacked – and while I was able to edit it all out, there is a bit of disjointedness, at one point, and a blank screen for a short portion.  The panelists make reference to the racism – but you will not see what they are referring to.  We were fortunately able to block and report the person.