Harm Reduction and INPUD advocate for people who use drugs to be centred, as the Global Fund finalises its Strategy 2023-2028.
Following ongoing advocacy and engagement in the strategy development process – including inputs into the strategy framework as well as first draft of the strategy narrative, HRI and INPUD make three key advocacy asks to the Global Fund Board Delegations:
1. Centre communities – the Strategy must be specific on how its objective to maximise the engagement and leadership of affected communities will be translated into action and delivered.
2. Invest in key populations – the Global Fund must commit to establishing a dedicated funding stream for key populations, with representatives from networks and communities involved in its development and implementation.
3. Connect global to local: the Strategy must recognise communities for their technical expertise, rather than limiting communities to roles that deliver on programmatic goals and objectives set by others – at both global and local levels.