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Presentation on the role of the International Secretariat of the Medicines Transparency Alliance (MeTA), May 2008

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  • Garth Singleton Andrew Chetley Presentation of the MeTA Secretariat 04/06/09
  • Introduction
    • Outline of roles and responsibilities in the International MeTA Secretariat
    • International MeTA Secretariat Programmes
    • Procedures within the Secretariat.
    04/06/09
  • Overview MeTA Management Board (MMB) International Advisory Group (IAG) International MeTA Secretariat DFID WHO WB Funding MeTA Country Forum and Secretariat 04/06/09
  • International MeTA Secretariat Secretariat Manager - Elizabeth Smith Executive Director Garth Singleton Country Programmes Technical Assistance Communications & Capacity Building – Andrew Chetley Technical Director – Wilbert Bannenberg Finance Administration Logistics Knowledge Management Web site Capacity Development Private sector engagement 04/06/09
  • International MeTA Secretariat
    • Terms of Reference
      • Coordinate, organise, promote & support implementation of MeTA at Global and National levels
      • Channel Technical and Financial support to MeTA pilot countries
      • Maintain contact with international and national stakeholders
      • Capacity strengthening
      • Organise global & regional meetings
      • Support MeTA governance structures.
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  • Secretariat activities
    • Technical Support to Country Programmes
    • Financial Support to Country Programmes
    • Communications, Knowledge Management
    • Civil Society Capacity Strengthening
    • Private Sector programme development
    • Support to Governance bodies and regional / international meetings
    • Secretariat management.
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  • Planning Frameworks
    • For Secretariat Activities
    • Inception period March 17 – June 30th 2008
    • Plan for July 2008 – March 2009
    • Year 2 Planning Jan – March 2009
    • Year 2 activities March 2009 – March 2010
    • For Country Plans
    • According to Country timetable
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  • 1. Country Plans
    • Guidelines for country plans to be agreed by MMB
    • Country plans to be assessed for technical and Financial Management compliance & approved by MMB
    • Up to £100,000 pa per country
    • Flexible e.g. initial 3 month inception plan followed by substantive plan
    • Secretariat to fund approved plans in tranches
    • Technical and financial reporting will be required.
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  • 2. Country Support Plans
    • Inception period to June 2009 to enable Secretariat to understand country progress to date
    • Substantive support plans to be prepared for June – March 2009
    • Individual country plans based on country requirements and funding availability
    • Studies, meetings, Technical Assistance visits.
    • To be approved by MMB.
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  • Communications
    • Website – still under development
    • Newsletters and Case studies
    • Meetings to share knowledge and experience
    • MeTA country information exchange
    • International conference late 2009.
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  • Civil Society Development
    • Additional Secretariat Funds available specifically to help the development of civil development
    • Specifically focussed on strengthening country civil society organisations to enable them to participate in MeTA
    • Up to £50,000 per country over the two years.
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  • www.MedicinesTransparency.org 04/06/09
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  • Civil society support programme
    • build skills in engaging with national policy processes, including the multi-stakeholder working groups envisaged by MeTA
    • build knowledge on issues related to access to medicines, transparency and accountability
    • build skills in methods used to promote greater transparency and accountability at national, district and community levels
    • build skills in the use of medicine price data and in policy advocacy.
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  • Initial plans
    • Two international workshops
      • First, in Feb 2008, in Uganda for groups in Ghana, Uganda and Zambia
      • Second, in June 2008, in the Philippines for groups in Peru, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan and the Philippines
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  • What next?
    • Up to the national civil society
    • Over the next two years approx £50k/country available to support civil society strengthening
    • Could be for:
      • National capacity strengthening workshops
      • Mapping of civil society
      • Coalition building – meetings, workshops, planning events
      • Action research
      • Seed funding to enable civil society to develop positions
      • Exchange visits
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  • But remember …
    • … it has to be about engaging with national policy processes, including the multi-stakeholder working group
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  • Thank you!
    • Garth Singleton
    • [email_address]
    • Andrew Chetley
    • [email_address]
    • Tel +44 1273 486861
    • International Secretariat, info@metasecretariat.org
    • MeTA: www.MedicinesTransparency.org
    06/04/09