November 6, 2009
LMS Offers Support to Zanzibar Global Fund Country Coodinating Mechanism
In collaboration with the Zanzibar Global Fund Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM), LMS organized an orientation workshop for CCM members and the Zanzibar Principal Recipients in October 2009. The objective was to assist participants in understanding the structures, guidelines, responsibilities, and processes that underlie successful Global Fund programs, and to increase CCM members’ capacity to provide effective oversight. More than 90% of invitees attended, including the chairperson, vice chair, and secretary who participated actively during the meeting. Zanzibar Principal Recipients assessed their own performance against the Global Fund requirements and openly shared their realization of their own limited understanding of Global Fund functions and processes. Through the workshop, members realized how a weak secretariat negatively impacts CCM performance, and developed an action plan to strengthen oversight.