Technical Assistance Request Form to support meaningful engagement of civil society and key affected populations in activities related to transition of HIV\TB programs from Global Fund support to national funding.
To gain the support and engagement of CCM members in planning the transition in each country, EHRN has conducted a series of seminars for CCM representatives, particularly of those from KAPs and CSOs, to improve their understanding of issues around HR sustainability and transition processes in Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Kazakhstan and Tajikistan. The seminars were funded by the Global Fund supported Regional Program -- Harm Reduction Works – Fund It! (2014-2017) (Regional program), implemented by EHRN.
Building the leadership and capacity of WUD in CEECA is one of the main priorities for the Eurasian Harm Reduction Network. Small Grants Program “Through Peers’ Efforts – 4” was implemented In February-August 2016, with the financial support from the M·A·C AIDS Fund.
Региональная конференция по снижению вреда 2017 Центральная и Восточная Европа и Центральная Азия СНИЖЕНИЕ ВРЕДА В НОВЫХ УСЛОВИЯХ концепция.
Regional Harm Reduction Conference 2017 Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia HARM REDUCTION IN THE NEW ENVIRONMENT concept note
REGIONAL HR CONFERENCE 2017 DESCRIPTION
Seventeen initiative groups from the community of people who use drugs (PWUD) from nine EECA (Eastern Europe and Central Asia) countries received support through the Small Grants Program, implemented by EHRN in 2014-2015. Close to US$80.000 were distributed for advocacy needs of the communities. With the help of the Program, communities of PWUD are changing national drug policies, helping create favorable conditions for harm reduction programs and the implementation of prevention and treatment services for HIV, tuberculosis, and hepatitis. EHRN presents the report on the results on the implementation of the project, implemented with the financial support of the Robert Carr Civil Society Network Fund (RCNF). The idea of the Small Grants Program was born in the course of cooperation between EHRN and the leaders of the PWUD community. The first wave of the Small Grants Program Through Peers’ Effort-1 was implemented in 2013. Small grants, amounting to US$28,840, served to inspire seven organizations in seven countries. In 2014-2015, EHRN engaged new partners and donors. Thanks to financial support from RCNF, the Global Fund MAC AIDS, and UNAIDS, the funding for program to support the PWUD community in its implementation of advocacy activities increased and grew from seven to 52 small grants. The Report consists of four sections dedicated to different aspects of the Program: protecting the rights of PWUD; increasing the availability and quality of opioid substitution treatment (OST) programs; preventing deaths from overdose; and advocating for national funding for harm reduction programs. “This document is not just a collection of statistics of the key achievements, but first of all, it is a dialogue between the participants of the Program and its partners about the implementation of each small grant and new approaches to community mobilization and advocacy,” says Olga Belyaeva, Manager of the Membership and Community Strengthening Team at EHRN. “Moreover, it tells the stories of day-today struggles, faced by the communities, and courage of their individual activists in various countries of our region.”
Training guidelines can be useful for both trainers and for training participants, as well as professionals, who are involved in the monitoring and assessment of advocacy programs. The guidelines were developed for the training, the purpose of which is to prepare harm reduction advocacy programs' employees for effective monitoring and evaluation of national projects. Training guidelines (rus) The purpose and objectives of the training (rus) The purpose and objectives of the Regional Program "Harm reduction works - Fund It!" (rus) Advocacy: M&E of advocacy projects and projects for community mobilization (rus) Monitoring and evaluation: M&E of advocacy projects and projects for community mobilization (rus) Strengthening the capacity of communities. Key terms (rus) The concept of a baseline assessment of the Regional Program "Harm reduction works - Fund It!" (rus) Program reporting of the Regional Program "Harm reduction works - Fund It!" (rus)
The purpose of a study visit is to generate an exchange of experience and good practice between the country you visit and the countries you all come from. Thus, participating in a study visit and sharing your experience may be an exciting learning tool for you and others! PARTICIPANT’S FEEDBACK Please, write your feedback on the Study tour in the format of blog or personal story. Main requirements: 1-2 pages, English or Russian language, up to 5 relevant photos if you do not mind. Please, find the form to fill in on http://www.harm-reduction.org/study_trip_template