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In memoriam: Andrew Hunter

On 26 December 2013 Andrew Hunter passed away. Andrew Hunter was the president of the Global Network of Sex Work Projects and an HIV activist who lived with HIV himself. NSWP is a grantee of the Robert Carr civil society Networks Fund and has been a partner of Aids Fonds for years. NSWP is also one of the global partners of the Bridging the Gaps program . We got to know Andrew Hunter as a true activist, outspoken and intelligent. Andrew Hunter will be missed deeply. However, his contribution to the HIV response and the Read More »

Funding decision Request for Proposals 2013

The Robert Carr civil society Networks Fund makes $12 million available to 14 networks and consortia working with inadequately served populations The International Steering Committee (ISC) of the Robert Carr civil society Networks Fund (RCNF) awarded $12 million over two years to 14 networks and consortia of networks working with women and men living with HIV, men who have sex with men, people who use drugs, sex workers and transgender people across the world. After a peer-review process the ISC selected 14 networks from 58 eligible and high quality applicants. Unfortunately, RCNF could only support part Read More »

Warm Welcome to new PAP Members

The Robert Carr civil society Networks Fund is proud to welcome Alice Welbourn, Pervaiz Tufail and Nadine Ferris France as additional members of the RCNF Program Advisory Panel (PAP). Oswaldo Rada and Cheikh Traore are welcomed as reserve members.  The Program Advisory Panel (PAP) The Program Advisory Panel (PAP) is RCNF’s technical advisory committee. It operates independently from the ISC and with logistic support provided by Aids Fonds. Proposals submitted for consideration will be reviewed by the PAP, which is peer-led. As technical experts in the field of civil society networks and HIV communities, they are well Read More »

Robert Carr civil society Networks Fund launches call for nominations for new members of the Program Advisory Panel

The Robert Carr civil society Networks Fund is pleased to announce this request for (self) nominations for 3 additional members to serve on the RCNF Program Advisory Panel (PAP). The Program Advisory Panel of the RCNF consists of 8 members. The role and responsibilities of the PAP are to: • Review proposals for funding; • Develop proposal evaluation criteria; • Make detailed recommendations on which organizations to fund, for how much and with justification according to predetermined criteria to the International Steering Commitee (ISC); • Support the Fund Management Agent (FMA) on monitoring and evaluation and cross learning; • Provide Read More »

Robert Carr: an inspiration for the Robert Carr civil society Networks Fund

Two years after his death, Robert Carr is still making a difference in the lives of vulnerable communities. His parents and sister are proud of the inspiration that Robert has given to the Civil Society Networks Fund, and want to share with us a bit more information about their son and brother. Robert was a Caribbean man throughout his life.  Born in Trinidad and Tobago, he moved to Jamaica in 1970. He would remain there for more than 10 years before moving to Washington D.C. in 1981 to pursue his tertiary studies.  Robert lived life with unfailing courage. He Read More »

Setting Priorities for the Robert Carr civil society Networks Fund 2013-14

The International Steering Committee (ISC) of the Robert Carr Civil Society Networks Fund (RCNF) held its first face-to-face meeting in February 2013, in Amsterdam. Inspired by Robert’s commitment to vulnerable communities and protecting their human rights across the world, the Robert Carr civil society Networks Fund is aimed at: a) supporting global and regional civil society networks addressing critical factors for scaling up access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support; and b) protecting the rights of inadequately served populations across the world. During its meeting, the International Steering Committee of the Robert Carr civil society Networks Fund Read More »

Robert Carr civil society Networks Fund Request for Proposals open now!

The Robert Carr civil society Networks Fund is pleased to announce the second Request for Proposals (RFP) for global and regional civil society networks addressing HIV related issues. Global and regional networks that meet the definitions and criteria set by this RFP, are invited to apply for a grant to support core-funding and/or programmatic needs of the network for up to two years (2014/2015). The deadline for submission of proposals is 22 July 2013 at 12:00 CET. Click here to find out everything you need to know about this request for proposals. Read More »

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