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Making sense of capacity development


Aids Alliance

This is the title of a new book which includes a chapter written by Dr Greg Munro, Associate Director of Technical Cooperation at the Alliance, on aligning capacity development with Global Fund grant weaknesses.

Dr Munro wrote the chapter whilst working as Regional Capacity Development Manager with the UNAIDS Technical Support Facility (TSF) in Eastern Africa.  

It describes the work undertaken by the TSF to assess Global Fund grants within the Eastern Africa region and then customise training programmes, technical assistance and, where necessary, mentoring for recipients.

The chapter goes on to outline some examples of technical assistance provided and explains how an integral part of this capacity development approach focused on satisfying Global Fund reporting protocols, particularly around monitoring and evaluation and financial systems.

Dr Munro currently leads the Alliance’s technical assistance programme which is delivered primarily through 7 Regional Technical Support Hubs.

The book was written using the “writeshop” methodology where a group of authors collectively write a book using a case story approach rather than a case study approach so as to ensure a wider reach in readership. The authors are guided through the process by a group of editors and professional published authors.

The book, Making sense of capacity development: experiences with Technical Assistance and Capacity Development in the HIV response, was financially supported by UNAIDS and is available to purchase from the publisher Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) in Amsterdam.