The role of the Hubs
The Alliance is committed to strengthening the pool of leaders able to champion the HIV response, as well as the skills and resources of civil society organisations, to enable them to take effective action on HIV. We do this through our seven Regional Technical Support Hubs.
The Hubs offer technical support to Linking Organisations and other civil society organisations to strengthen their leadership and capacity, and to governments and other institutions to enable them to work effectively with civil society. They draw upon expertise and experience across the Alliance as well as that of other regional experts.
The Hubs are hosted by Alliance Linking Organisations which are responsible for supporting thousands of community organisations in more than 40 countries. They provide a model of South-to-South technical assistance that strengthens local responses to HIV and AIDS.
Who are the hubs for?
The Hubs provide services to non-governmental organisations, community-based organisations, umbrella organisations, co-ordinating bodies, governmental organisations, Country Coordinating Mechanisms (CCMs), UN agencies and private sector organisations.
Areas of technical support
Hubs provide technical support in the following areas:
Special technical areas: HIV prevention, treatment and care (with a focus on community mobilisation); children; gender; impact mitigation; TB/HIV; harm reduction; human rights; stigma and discrimination; HIV and sexual and reproductive health and rights linkages; and health systems strengthening.
Organisational development: strategic and operational planning; monitoring and evaluation; programme design and management; financial management; resource mobilisation; networking and advocacy; and knowledge management, documentation and communications.
Specialist Global Fund technical support: proposal development, especially for Community Systems Strengthening components; programme and sub-recipients management, e.g. leadership, governance, organisational development, monitoring and evaluation and reporting, and financial management; strengthening civil society engagement with CCMs; and Global Fund-related grant implementation, e.g. pre-signature support, Phase II and close-out.
Read more about how the Alliance works with the Global Fund.
Read our August 2011 Resources Bulletin, which is full of helpful links and downloads to assist with Global Fund Round 11 proposals.
Technical Support Hubs are hosted by the following Alliance partners. Click on the links for more information or to contact them: