GLAM Africa 2014 RFP - English

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GLAM Africa 2014 RFP - English

  1. 1. 1 Global Lube Access Mobilisation (GLAM) Community Grants—Africa TARGETED Request for Proposals Deadline 25 March2014 Available Funding i amfAR, AVAC, COC Netherlands, and International Rectal Microbicide Advocates (IRMA) are pleased to announce new funding for innovative projects in 2014 to advocate fornational and local-level access to safe, affordable, condom-compatible lubricant in Africa to improve the provision of HIV prevention services. Organisations that can demonstrate affiliations withamfAR, AVAC, COC Netherlands, or IRMA in sub-Saharan Africa, including French and Portuguese-speaking countries, are encouraged to submit relevant proposals. Seven awards at $5,000 each are available.Each applicant can apply for a $5,000 award to support project-related costs for 6months. Only one application may be submitted per individual/organisation. Staff/consultant time may be covered, but proposals requesting general operating support will not be considered. Previous GLAM grantees are not eligible.Funding may not be used to purchase lubricant. Funding recommendations will be announced in early May 2014. Those who are approved for awards can expect to receive funds to begin activities in June 2014 and completed in November 2014. Funding Priorities and Areas of Interest Priority will be given to proposals with innovative projects clearly demonstrating a strategic plan of action to secure access to safe, affordable, condom-compatible lubricants on a country-
  2. 2. 2 wide level.The GLAM Toolkit, available in both English and French, particularly the advocacy steps, should be consulted carefully and integrated into the plan to help guide mobilization. Specific, strategic advocacy efforts with the Global Fund to fight HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria, PEPFAR, UNAIDS, and other bilateral donors are encouraged. Who is eligible to apply for a GLAM Africa community grant? Organisations based in Sub-Saharan Africa that have a pre-existing linkage to amfAR, AVAC, COC Netherlands and/or IRMA. These may include past or current amfAR GMT Initiative African grantees; AVAC’s network in Africa; current COC Netherlands grantees in Africa and/or African members of IRMA affiliated with organisations. Registered community-based non-governmental organisations (CBOs/NGOs) GLAM can support organisations that are not yet formally registered; however, the applicant organisation will need to partner with a “sponsor” organisation that is legally registered. Organisations with demonstrated strong management and leadership. Organisations with capacity to carry out the proposed activities and effectively manage award funds. Applications in English, French and Portuguese are encouraged. An English translation is required for French and Portuguese applications.Applicants may use Google Translate or another online translation service to produce the English translation. Previous GLAM grantees are not eligible. About GLAM and Project ARM In advance of the 2011 International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa, held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, IRMA convened a two-day consultation as part of its Project ARM initiative (Africa for Rectal Microbicides).Over 40 African advocates and allies met to develop strategies to ensure substantive African involvement in rectal microbicide research and advocacy. The results were published in a report “On the Map: Ensuring Africa’s Place in Rectal Microbicide Research and Advocacy” released at the Microbicides 2010 conference. The report calls for a set of activities related to research and community mobilization designed to fully engage Africans, including advocacy for improved access to safe, condom-compatible lubricants.Specifically, it highlights the need to make safe, affordable, condom-compatible lubricant available to all Africans who engage in anal intercourse, including GMT (gay men and other men who have sex with men, and transgender individuals), and heterosexual men and
  3. 3. 3 women. Safe, condom-compatible lubricant should also be made available to people engaging in vaginal intercourse. With this Project ARMrecommendation, IRMA, amfAR’sGMT Initiative and AVAC launched the Global Lube Access Mobilisation in Africa (GLAM – Africa). While increasing access to safe, condom-compatible lubes for people who engage in anal intercourse is of utmost importance, GLAM also supports lube access efforts for those who practice vaginal intercourse. In 2013, amfAR, AVAC and IRMA supported three GLAM projects, one each in Liberia, Nigeria, and Zambia. Click here for slides that briefly describe these projects. Because of their commitment to lubricant access, COC Netherlands is partnering with amfAR, AVAC and IRMA in 2014 to increase the resources available for GLAM Africa lubricant advocacy in sub-Saharan Africa. GLAM Africa Review Process Funding decisions will be based upon recommendations generated by a community-based peer review involving experts in the region who have the same or similar expertise, perspectives, and focus on HIV as the applicants. Applicants will be notified of the status of their proposals in early May 2014, and grants will be disbursed beginning June 2014. Projects are expected to last approximately 6 months and be completed in November 2014. GLAM Africa Application The application consists of threeparts—incomplete applications will not be considered: Applicant information and answers to two essay questions Budget justification Resume or CV (summary of experience) from the person leading efforts on this project. GLAM Africa Application Submission E-mail the completed components of the application toIRMA at rectalmicro@gmail.com. These components must include the applicant’s information and answers to the essay questionsthe budget justification (attached), and key staff member’s resume or CV (summary of experience.) For applications in French or Portuguese, an English translation of the request is required. Applicants may use Google Translate or another online translation service to produce the English translation.
  4. 4. 4 All applications must be received no later thanTuesday, 25 March 2014. Applicants are encouraged to e-mail IRMA at rectalmicro@gmail.comfor questions or to seek advice about thefunding proposal process, advocacy activities, or the application requirements. GLAM Africa Application Applicant Information Form Name of person leading GLAM effort Lead person’s email address Lead person’s cell phone Name of affiliated organisation Organisation mailing address Organisation physical address Organisation website Organisation telephone How did you hear about Project ARM and the GLAM campaign?
  5. 5. 5 If organisation is not registered, please provide details on a fiscal sponsor Name of fiscal sponsor organisation Fiscal sponsor organisation contact person Sponsor contact email Sponsor mailing address Sponsor physical address Sponsor website Sponsor telephone
  6. 6. 6 Essay Questions Describe your organisational and personal background: First, briefly describe your organisation, and its mission, its goals, and its objectives. How long has the organisation been in operation? How big is the staff? Please feel free to share any other information about the organisation you think is relevant to the proposal. Next, briefly tell us about the individual who will be leading efforts on this project.What is their position? How long have they been working with the organisation?What do theyconsider to be some of the highlights and challenges of theirrecent work experiences?What content expertise and advocacy experience will they bring to this project? Please pay particular attention to any work they’vedone in HIV/AIDS, human rights, sexual healthor the LGBT field. Finally, please describe your connection to amfAR, AVAC, COC Netherlands and/or IRMA. Please do not repeat information in your resume or CV, but focus on details that expand on your work history and advocacy experience. (Maximum 500 words)
  7. 7. 7 Describe the project: Utilizing the GLAM Toolkit as a foundation, available in English and French, please explainyour project, to last 6 months, in which you willadvocate for access to safe, affordable, condomcompatible lubricant in your country. Your answer must includethe following: Brief background about the current situation in your community regarding access to safe, affordable, condom-compatible lubricant in your country. Specific goals of your project, Activities to reach those goals, Milestones that will indicate your progress, Suggested collaborators that will help you be successful, And a detailed timeline to cover 6 months. Please share your vision of what success for the project looks like. Indicate how your efforts will have moved lubricant access forward in your country. And describe what work will remain after the end of your 6-month project. (Maximum 800 words) i amfAR: The GMT Initiative at amfAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research, provides financial and technical support to community organisations and research entities working to reduce the spread and impact of HIV among gay men, other men who have sex with men, and transgender individuals (collectively, GMT) in low- and middle-income countries. AVAC: Founded in 1995, AVAC is a non-profit organisation that uses education, policy analysis, advocacy and a network of global collaborations to accelerate the ethical development and global delivery of AIDS vaccines, male circumcision, microbicides, PrEP and other emerging HIV prevention options as part of a comprehensive response to the pandemic. COC Netherlands is the Dutch LGBT movement and an international LGBT human rights organisation. COC has been working with partner organisation in the global South for over 25 years and facilitates, stimulates, mentors, guides, finances and connects partners and aligns their efforts with those of other stakeholders including governments, civil society and the community as a whole. COC collaborates with partners on HIV prevention and health promotion, empowerment, community building, organisational development and advocacy. IRMA, International Rectal Microbicide Advocates, is a global network of more than 1,200 advocates, scientists, policy makers and funders committed to the research and development of safe, effective, acceptable, and accessible rectal microbicides for the men, women, and transgender individuals that need them. IRMA is based at AIDS Foundation of Chicago.

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