The Global Health Council is seeking proposals for the Advocacy in Motion (AIM) Grants to support CSOs in low and middle income countries (LMICs) with their pandemic prevention, preparedness, and response (PPPR) advocacy initiatives.
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Since the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been various global, regional, and country-level initiatives focused on strengthening health systems to ensure pandemic prevention, preparedness, and response (PPPR). The World Health Organization (WHO) established an Intergovernmental Negotiating Body (INB) to draft and negotiate a convention, agreement, or other international instrument under the Constitution of the World Health Organization on PPPR. The World Bank is hosting the Pandemic Fund which finances critical investments to strengthen PPPR capacities at national, regional, and global levels with a focus on low- and middle-income countries. GHC believes it is critical that Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) at the local and regional levels advocate for governments to not only make concrete political commitments and actions in these global processes, but also hold themselves accountable for their commitments.
- GHC will be awarding five (5) CSOs with Advocacy in Motion (AIM) microgrants of $10,000 USD each. Their expectation is that every organization use the funding to support their organization’s advocacy in PPPR.
- Examples of activities include:
- Developing a PPPR advocacy plan,
- Hosting a town hall or advocacy meeting with CSOs and government officials to discuss ways to strengthen local PPPR,
- Developing PPPR advocacy materials such as key messages, blogs, vlogs, social media toolkits, etc.,
- Researching national and/or regional PPPR gaps,
- Developing and conducting national and/or regional PPPR surveys,
- Creating national and/or regional PPPR networks to collectively advocate for PPPR.
- CSOs from LMICs working on PPPR at the national, regional, or global levels.
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