In 2010, the Insular Southeast Asian Network on MSM, TG, and HIV (ISEAN) and the Humanist Institute for Co-operation with Developing Countries (Hivos)
jointly submitted a regional proposal to the Global Fund for AIDS, Malaria, and Tuberculosis (GFATM) Round 10
The programme, entitled ‘Strengthening Community Systems to Reduce Vulnerability to and Impact of H TG CBOs IV infection on MSM and TG in Insular Southeast Asia’, was approved by GFATM and contract for the grant was signed on 6 October 2011. This grant has the main goal of reducing (a) the vulnerability and risks of MSM and TG to HIV infection and (b) the impact of HIV on their lives in Insular Southeast Asia.
It intends to address critical gaps in supporting and scaling up activities that reduce HIV/AIDS among MSMs and TGs. PT Foundation was the sub recipient of the grant in Malaysia.
Woodseer Management Consulting was appointed as the lead consultant to establish a National Network of MSM & TG CBOs and was tasked with:
1. Developing a toolkit to assess the capacity
of MSM & TG community based organizations (CBOs)
the National Network(s) of MSM & TG CBOs Charter
3. Developing activity
design for the National Network of MSM & TG CBOs Inception Meeting
the conduct of the consultative workshops and of the National Network of MSM TG CBOs Inception Meeting.