International Program

International Program

Since the early 1990s, the AFAO International Program has worked to support stronger civil society responses to HIV, health and human rights, and contribute to effective policy engagement in Asia and the Pacific.

The program focuses on technical and funding support to facilitate community advocacy and leadership, network development, strategic planning and organisational development.

AFAO adopts a partnership approach in our work. Some of our key partners have included: APCASO, Asia Pacific Coalition on Male Sexual Health (APCOM), and Kapul Champions (the national network for men of diverse sexualities and transgender people in Papua New Guinea).

Current work

The SHIFT Project baseline evaluation report was conducted to provide an understanding of where things stand currently for four middle-income countries in Southeast Asia (Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, and the Philippines) which are in the process of transitioning from international donor funding (primarily Global Fund) to domestic funding.  The objective of the baseline report is to evaluate the impact the SHIFT project has on the participation of CSOs/KPs in the country transition process and ensuring sustainable funding for an effective HIV response.

The findings from this baseline report will be used to enhance the SHIFT program and present opportunities for future work around HIV financing and transitioning.  In particular, the identified indicators (6 impact indicators and 17 outcome indicators) will be used to measure the outcomes and impact of the SHIFT project at the end of the two years of implementation, they represent the first attempt to develop a coherent evaluation methodology for any future project involving HIV financing, transitioning and sustainability for CSOs. The baseline remains an important document and resource tool for communities to engage in the discussions and necessary advocacy around HIV financing and budgeting ensuring allocative efficiency of resources.

Past programs

For further information contact the International Program Manager, Joselyn Pang, joselyn.pang@afao.org.au

AFAO is a member of ACFID and signatory to ACFID’s Code of Conduct, and the IFRC Code of Good Practice for NGOs Responding to HIV and AIDS.

AFAO is seeking proposals from the accredited auditors approved by the Securities and Exchange Commission of Thailand to undertake an annual grant-specific financial audit of AFAO’s Sustainable HIV Financing in Transition (SHIFT) program. This program is funded by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and implemented in four countries – Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines and Indonesia. The audit shall include AFAO and six Sub-Recipients based in Bangkok, Manilla, Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur.

AFAO SHIFT – Request for Audit Proposals Oct 2018

Terms of Reference for Consolidated External Audit of Global Fund (TGF) Supported Programs