The Principal of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHUSS), Prof. Edward K. Kirumira, has just been elected the Chairman of the Uganda Central Coordination Mechanism (CCM) for the Global Funds for HIV, TB and Malaria!! He will oversee grants currently worth US$801.5 million.
As part of its oversight role, the Uganda CCM monitors the implementation of Global Fund programmes.
The Uganda CCM Functions include among others the following:
- Ensure country-driven, coordinated, multi-sectoral and participatory processes for leveraging and effecting additional resources to reduce morbidity and mortality from HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria
- Ensure coordination of the development of all Global Fund applications through transparent and documented processes that engage a broad range of stakeholders, i.e. members and non-members of the Uganda CCM
- Ensure and maintain strong coordination and engagement of the Public Sector, Civil Society Organisation (CSOs), Private Sector, Bilateral and Multilateral Agencies in the field of AIDS, TB and Malaria in order to promote efficient service delivery and prevent duplication
- Ensure the nomination of Principal Recipients (PRs) is documented and there is a transparent process for the nomination of all new and continuing PRs based on clearly defined and objective criteria
- Ensure effective oversight of Global Fund grants and Principal Recipients (PRs)
- Ensure that all Uganda CCM members representing non-government constituencies are selected by their own constituencies based on a documented and transparent process, developed within each constituency
- Ensure the development, publication and implementation of a conflict of interest policy that shall help the Uganda CCM to manage those situations
- Ensure linkages and consistency between Global Fund and other development assistance programs in support of national priorities
- Develop standard guidelines for selection of PRs and minimum basic guiding principles for Sub-Recipient (SRs) selection
- Develop guidelines for proposal development and stakeholder participation in Global Fund activities