Side event at the 72nd World Health Assembly in Geneva on 21 May...
The CSEM and its partners are forming a special advisory group of civil society and community representatives for its focused work on the Global Action Plan for Healthy Lives and Wellbeing for All - Uniting to Accelerate Progress towards the Health-Related SDGs.
This new CS advisory group will be separate from CSEM’s main Advisory Group and could potentially help guide similar work by CSEM in addition to and beyond the GAP initiative, if such opportunities arise.
Initially, the group’s responsibilities will include:
- Design and implementation of virtual and face-to-face civil society consultation processes for the GAP
- Consolidate, publish and disseminate civil society inputs to the GAP
- Provide oversight of and facilitating the engagement of civil society in all GAP processes.
- Serve as a liaison to WHO and other partners as part of its oversight role
- Establish small working groups for each accelerator and/or different types of engagement.
The group membership will be small made up of no more than 8 individuals.
Interested individuals should send their expression of interest by email to Eliana Monteforte (email@example.com) with the subject Civil Society AG GAP EOI Submission on or before Friday 1 February COB EST.
The EOI submission should include:
- The individual’s name, telephone number and email address
- Name of the organization the individual is affiliated with or employed by
- A motivation letter
- A CV/Resume
- Letter of support from the individual’s affiliated organization
Background to GAP
In October 2018, a consortium of 11 global health institutions formally launched a new initiative with the release of Towards a Global Action Plan for Healthy Lives and Well-being for All: Uniting to Accelerate Progress towards the Health-Related SDGs. Led by the World Health Organization (WHO), the institutions are responding to a request from the governments of Germany, Ghana and Norway.
The Global Action Plan (GAP) framework was drafted solely by the institutions themselves, without the participation of civil society or other sectors. Thus, the Civil Society Engagement Mechanism for UHC2030 (CSEM) and the Global Fund Advocates Network (GFAN) organized a two-day strategy session on the GAP in December 2018 to consider how, where, when and with whom civil society engagement in the GAP – also referred to by some as the SDG3 Action Plan – can and should be undertaken. For more information about the GAP and the EOI process/selection criterion, please see here