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Welcome to new International Steering Committee (ISC) civil society (CS) representatives!

The ISC has approved the recommendation of three candidates put forward by the CS selection committee. One ISC CS member will begin immediately as a voting member to fill the vacant CS ISC seat and the remaining two ISC CS members will join the ISC in April as observers and transition to full voting members when their terms start in August 2018, when the terms for existing ISC CS members Kwaku Adomako and Frika Iskandar end. The call for CS representatives launched in January 2018 resulted in 15 candidates that met all submission and eligibility Read More »

Job announcement: Finance Officer/Project Controller

With a job at Aidsfonds - Soa Aids Nederland, your talents and your involvement come together. More than 150 highly motivated people work at our office in Amsterdam. Aidsfonds is the Fund Management Agent of the Robert Carr Civil society Networks Fund and the host of the Fund’s Secretariat. The Robert Carr civil society Networks Fund The Robert Carr civil society Networks Fund (Fund), launched in July 2012, is an innovative pooled funding mechanism designed to support global and regional civil society networks worldwide in their response to HIV and needs of marginalized groups. Men who Read More »

Call for applications for civil society representatives to the RCNF ISC

Call for nominations: International Steering Committee Members Representing Civil Society The Robert Carr civil society Networks Fund (RCNF), named in honour of Dr Robert Carr, was launched in 2012. Inspired by Robert Carr’s commitment to vulnerable communities and protecting human rights, the RCNF aims to: Support global and regional civil society networks addressing critical factors for scaling up access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support. Protect the rights of inadequately served populations1 across the world. In 2018, the International Steering Committee (ISC) as the RCNF governance body, aims to identify three new representatives from civil Read More »

CALL FOR CONSULTANCY APPLICATIONS: INDEPENDENT EVALUATION OF THE ROBERT CARR FUND CONSORTIA MODEL

In advance of the next Request for Proposals (RfP) in 2018, the RCNF International Steering Committee has decided to embark on an independent evaluation of the consortia model employed by the Robert Carr civil society Networks Fund (RCNF). Since its establishment in 2012, RCNF had 3 rounds of funding: 2013 – Round 1 (for the period of 1 year); 2014-2015 – Round 2 (for the period of 2 years); 2016-2018 – Round 3 (for the period of 3 years). To help alignment among HIV community and civil society actors and to reduce the competition between networks Read More »

Call for (website) designers for refresh of website

The RCNF is now entering a new phase of commitment with current and potential donors to be able to offer a fourth round of grants from 2019-2021. For this purpose we would like to update our house style (design) and launch a new website before a request for proposals is announced in May 2018. The new design would be used going forward for annual and mid-term reporting (to donor and public), and various other fundraising and promotional tools and templates (PPT, handouts) for conventions (AIDS2018). For this reason, we would need to be ‘future proof’ Read More »

Call for consultancy applications: Independent performance evaluation Fund Management Agent of the RCNF

After 5 years of operation, in advance of the next Request for Proposals (RFP) in 2018, the RCNF International Steering Committee has decided to embark on an independent evaluation of the Fund Management Agent (FMA) of the Robert Carr civil society Networks Fund (RCNF), Aidsfonds. Aidsfonds was selected as the FMA of the RCNF in 2012 through a competitive process. Since Aidsfonds’ appointment as the RCNF FMA in 2012, Aidsfonds managed 3 rounds of funding: 2013 – Round 1 (for the period of 1 year); 2014-2015 – Round 2 (for the period of 2 Read More »

ISC Communiqué

International Steering Committee (ISC) and Program Advisory Panel (PAP) of the Robert Carr civil society Networks Fund (RCNF) met in Amsterdam on September 26th – organized by the RCNF secretariat, which is hosted by the Fund Management Agency (FMA) Aidsfonds. This was the first ever joint meeting of the two governance bodies of the Fund that set strategic direction and define the RCNF’s funding and grants portfolio. A group of grantees were also invited to provide inputs to the meeting. The joint ISC-PAP meeting took place well in advance of the upcoming RCNF 2019-2021 Request Read More »

Update to Civil Society Representatives on ISC

Effective September 1, 2017, International Steering Committee member Javier Bellocq will no longer be serving as a civil society representative due to personal reasons. Javier was nominated to the board in September 2016 and has been an invaluable contributor to RCNF. His work on the civil society engagement strategy, as well as the Program Advisory Panel (PAP) selection sub-committee were key outputs of his work. His energy and insights will be missed and we wish him continued success in his future endeavors. Midnight Poonkasetwattana will replace Javier effective September 1st as the newest member of Read More »

RCNF mourns the loss of Prudence Mabele

  The Robert Carr civil society Networks Fund (RCNF) is deeply saddened at the passing of our colleague Prudence Mabele, member of the RCNF international steering committee (ISC) and a prominent activist in the field of HIV and AIDS.    On 10 July 2017 Prudence passed away due to TB-related complications, at the age of 46. It is a significant loss for the activist community of South Africa, the global HIV/AIDS movement and the RCNF. We are grateful for Prudence’s contributions to the RCNF.  RCNF ISC member Kwaku Adomako states: “On behalf of the civil society representatives on the Read More »

Call for nominations Program Advisory Panel 2017 – 2019

Invitation for nominations for individuals to serve on the RCNF Program Advisory Panel Deadline for nominations: 1st August 2017 The Robert Carr civil society Networks Fund (RCNF) is pleased to launch the call for the RCNF Program Advisory Panel (PAP) membership for the period 2017- 2019 . This invitation for nominations aims to identify 9 members of the PAP for the years of 2017, 2018 and 2019. The PAP is appointed by the International Steering Committee (ISC) and operates independently as the main advisor to the ISC. The PAP reviews all funding proposals to the RCNF and based on those reviews Read More »

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