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Coalition building

  1. 1. Coalition-building and Networking for the Global Fund PHANSuP’s Ongoing ExperiencePresented during the Alliance Global Fund Workshop, Brighton, United Kingdom, 31 March-3April, 2008
  2. 2. “No man (or woman) is an island!” - Anonymous Roberto A.O. Nebrida GFTAM Workshop, Brighton, 1 Apr 2008
  3. 3. OUTLINEA. The ContextB. Why a Coalition; Why Network?C. Who should be in the Coalition?D. Building/Managing the Coalition/NetworkE. GainsF. Key Lessons Roberto A.O. Nebrida GFTAM Workshop, Brighton, 1 Apr 2008
  4. 4. The ContextThe Philippines: 7,100 islands; 86M population; low middle income country; 7.4% GNP rate but increasing poverty incidence American style democracy; only Christian nation in Asia Vibrant, active NGO sector; various “shades”; people power Low prevalence: <0.01% genpop (around 3,000 in registry) Roberto A.O. Nebrida GFTAM Workshop, Brighton, 1 Apr 2008
  5. 5. The ContextThe Philippines (cont’d): Continuing rise in STI incidence Exposure of young adults to risk factors (>30% of population) “Low and slow” to “hidden and growing” GF: Rounds 3 (1 NGO), 5 (2 NGOs) and 6 (DOH) Tropical Disease Foundation (originally focused on TB): 2 rounds as PR (all diseases) Roberto A.O. Nebrida GFTAM Workshop, Brighton, 1 Apr 2008
  6. 6. The ContextDonor Community: Dwindling donor funds Ford and Packard “pull-out” USAID “contracting” RH sector: no “user fees”; minimal cost recovery EU in-country funding calls – more internal competition among NGOs GFTAM – most promising, sustainable source but requires multi-stakeholder processes Roberto A.O. Nebrida GFTAM Workshop, Brighton, 1 Apr 2008
  7. 7. The ContextPHANSuP: 1 of 2 Alliance pioneer linking organizations (1993) “Widened” development pathway: HIV&AIDS + ARHR + FP + ComDev Host of the Alliance regional TS hub (Asia- Pacific region) Grant management experience: Alliance + EU + Packard Around 100 NGO/CBO partners country-wide since 1993 Roberto A.O. Nebrida GFTAM Workshop, Brighton, 1 Apr 2008
  8. 8. Why a Coalition; Why Network? Coalition (or consortium): a grouping of entities around issues or opportunities Network: 3 or more entities with diverse interests but may have common goal at any given time Roberto A.O. Nebrida GFTAM Workshop, Brighton, 1 Apr 2008
  9. 9. Why a Coalition; Why Network?Alignment with PHANSuP’s developmentframework and strategy: convergence andmulti-stakeholdership (APCrhm)Consistent with PHANSuP’s roles:convenor, model-developer, partnership-builderAdherence to Global Fund principles andprocesses Roberto A.O. Nebrida GFTAM Workshop, Brighton, 1 Apr 2008
  10. 10. Who should be in the Coalition?1. Works within the focus and strategy of the country proposal2. Need to demonstrate a critical mass of stakeholders: solid front; can make things happen at policy and ground levels3. With clear specialization but contributing to “complimentarity” within the coalition Roberto A.O. Nebrida GFTAM Workshop, Brighton, 1 Apr 2008
  11. 11. Building/Managing the Coalition/NetworkObjective: contribute additional ‘value’ to the ongoing HIV&AIDS response Roberto A.O. Nebrida GFTAM Workshop, Brighton, 1 Apr 2008
  12. 12. Building/Managing the Coalition/NetworkInitial Hurdles: refusal of authorities to issue a call for proposals absence of funds time and personnel limitations tedious consensus-building Roberto A.O. Nebrida GFTAM Workshop, Brighton, 1 Apr 2008
  13. 13. Building/Managing the Coalition/NetworkMembership purposive invitation within the focus and strategy of the proposed action (43 entities joined)  initially allowed people to come and go  eventually signed collaboration agreement (27 entities)Governance  form an executive committeeand  create a technical panelCoordination  designate a secretariat Roberto A.O. Nebrida GFTAM Workshop, Brighton, 1 Apr 2008
  14. 14. Building/Managing the Coalition/NetworkAdvocacy,  identify appropriate entry points and formalLobbying and structures (e.g., GF partnership meetings)Negotiating  rope-in allies and perceived ‘oppositors’ by involving them in the process  mobilize personal networks of members including BOT  show numbers/magnitude and relevance (issue and players)  show respect where it is due  gather and show evidence  capitalize on previous/existing relationships  cover all ‘bases’  give and take Roberto A.O. Nebrida GFTAM Workshop, Brighton, 1 Apr 2008
  15. 15. Building/Managing the Coalition/NetworkCommunication  meetings, personal calls/SMS, fax, egroup, written updates  secretariat’s neutral stance and willingness to invest time, money and effort  presence/involvement in key eventsBuilding  agree on key objective and basic principlesConsensus,  democratic processes; peer pressureResolving  inputs from technical resource personsConflicts and (respected authorities)Sustaining  patience and perseveranceMomentum  not burning bridges  acknowledge efforts/support  document key agreements Roberto A.O. Nebrida GFTAM Workshop, Brighton, 1 Apr 2008
  16. 16. Building/Managing the Coalition/NetworkPrinciples of Cooperation: Counterparting – to share expertise, data and information, and human and financial resources; Collegiality – to recognize that no organization is above of any other and each and every organization is on equal footing with the others; Transparency – to ensure that communication lines are open and that every member will be notified of and involved in every step of the development of the country proposal; and Adherence to the Global Fund principles, processes and guidelines. Roberto A.O. Nebrida GFTAM Workshop, Brighton, 1 Apr 2008
  17. 17. Building/Managing the Coalition/NetworkRoles of the Secretariat Head: Initiator Lobbyist Resource Mobilizer Consensus Builder Project/Activity Manager Roberto A.O. Nebrida GFTAM Workshop, Brighton, 1 Apr 2008
  18. 18. Coalition/Network Management Framework CO EF MU N M FE NIC TIO ICA E CT AT RECIPROCITY MM ECTIV IV IO E N UN EFF CO NE S ED H IC S ET GOAL COMPETENCIES COLLEGIALITY CREDIBILITY EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION Roberto A.O. Nebrida GFTAM Workshop, Brighton, 1 Apr 2008
  19. 19. 3 Key Things I’ve Learned…1. Be very clear of your organization’s role and strategy, and on what it wants to accomplish. And what you want must be part of what others want.2. But coalition building is not about what you can get. It is actually what you can give.3. Coalition-building is about acknowledging and harnessing what others are doing towards a common cause. Roberto A.O. Nebrida GFTAM Workshop, Brighton, 1 Apr 2008
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