ANPUD: Facilitating the Meaningful Engagement of People who Use Drugs in Country Coordinating Mechanisms
The Asian Network of People who Use Drugs (ANPUD) has published a new guide assessing the meaningful engagement of people who use drugs in Global Fund Country Coordinating Mechanisms (CCM). Also included are the research protocols followed in preparing the guide and the results of the desk review assessing participation of people who use drugs in CCMs.
The CCM is one of the most important Global Fund structures, responsible for developing country funding proposals to the Global Fund, selecting the Principle Recipient and having oversight of grant implementation. It is a platform where communities can have a seat and be part of the process of deciding how and on what funding is targeted.
The ANPUD guide is an important tool for people who use drugs to maximise their engagement and amplify their voices and influence in this important mechanism.