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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 »


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 »

Update on the latest developments at the Robert Carr civil society Networks Fund and its International Steering Committee

The Robert Carr civil society Networks Fund (RCNF) International Steering Committee (ISC) held a number of discussions in the last few months, including at its face-to-face meeting in Amsterdam on December 19 – 20th  and most recently at the ISC teleconference on March 30th. The ISC meeting in December marked the end of Prof. Michel Kazatchkine’s term as ISC Chair.  Prof. Katachkine’s contribution as the Founding Chair of the RCNF was immense and the ISC thanks him for his important leadership, generosity and invaluable contribution to the RCNF.  Sigrun Mogedal now serves as the ISC Read More »

From Street to Government

Harm Reduction Consortium three-year project EHRN and ENPUD, supported by RCNF funding through the Harm Reduction Consortium, have produced a short video documenting the project “From Street to Government”. This three-year project, started in January 2016, has an overall goal to lower the HIV transmission among people who use drugs by promoting harm reduction, human rights and supportive policy environments. The project covers eight Eurasian Harm Reduction Network (EHRN) member countries: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Georgia, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, and Russia, and compliments the existing Street Lawyer program in some of these countries. Human dignity of people who Read More »

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