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INDEPENDENT CIVIL SOCIETY ADVISORY COMMITTEE ICAC - ZAMBIA CITAMPLUS ANGLOPHONE AFRICA CCM DIALOGUE FORUM 30 TH SEPTEMBER -1 ST OCTOBER 2019 NAIROBI
BACKGROUND - CCM/CS+ PROJECT Baseline Assessment of Civil Society Engagement in CCM • Civil Society /Community Groups disengaged in grant oversight • CS/CG low engagement in areas of coordination, representation and participation in the CCM • CS/CG moderately engaged in the funding request processes Country Task Team recommended establishment of an Independent Civil Society Advisory Committee (ICAC) to effectively address the notable gaps in CCM functioning.
ICAC MANDATE (1) • ICAC shall: üSupport CS/CG constituencies to provide evidence-based feedback to CCM üAdvise CS/CG constituencies on community-based monitoring approaches that can generate evidence for feedback to CCM üAdvise CS/CG on oversight issues – how to analyse what is working and not working with the GF grants by bringing in expert knowledge and skills üAdvise CS/CG on how to strengthen their own coordination mechanism
MANDATE (2) üICAC shall provide regular and tangible support to CS/CG in the areas of: a) Grant oversight b) Coordination, representation and participation in the CCM c) Funding request & grant making processes üSupport CS/CG constituencies to establish effective civil society links with other existing health-related coordination platforms to better inform decision-making at CCM level.
ICAC - SCOPE OF WORK
Support CS/CG assessment on whether resources intended for affected communities are actually reaching them Sensitis a-tion Strengthen CS/CG’s understanding of the CCM mandate, oversight mechanism and their role in oversight CBMS & Tools Data Analysis Provide evidence to CS/CG constituencies on topical/specific areas
Participate in coordination platforms/ mechanisms for information sharing Coordina -tion Support CS “network leaders” in establishing and Feedensuring the proper back functioning of constituency feedback mechanisms Support consensus building on CS Consensus programmatic Building priorities especially during Funding Request processes
Advocate for and secure adequate resources to support CS engagement with the CCM and other GF processes. Advocate for Resource Secure Resource Capacity Building Needs Identify capacity building needs for CS/CG in the area of Community Systems Strengthening (CSS), cofinancing and risk monitoring
MEMBERSHIP SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE • Members/experts selection based on area of expertise and specific technical skills. • Balanced in representation with regards to gender • Preferred professional expertise may include: Governance, Human Rights (especially experience in working with KAPs), Gender expertise, Programmatic Management, Disease expertise, Financial Management, Resource Mobilization, Community Systems Strengthening and Health Systems Strengthening including Procurement & Supply Chain Management, Human Resources Management, M&E/ Health Information Systems.
ICAC REPORTING AND ACCOUNTABILITIES • Primarily accountable to CS/CG constituencies currently represented on CCM. • Extension to other vulnerable groups under-represented on CCM - pending availability of resources. • Regularly share results and work closely with CS/CG via feedback mechanisms • Regularly report to CCM via the CCM-CS Representatives. • Shadow reports officially endorsed by ICAC can be shared with Oversight Committee and CCM as necessary. • Such alternative sources of information can be sent directly and independently to the Global Fund or become part of the official CCM record submitted to the Global Fund.
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