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Webinar – Beyond the hype—the nuts and bolts of government contracting of civil society organizations

24 Apr, 2019
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

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PANCAP Knowledge for Health Project and


Event Summary

The Pan Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP) and the USAID-funded project Sustaining Health Outcomes through the Private Sector (SHOPS) Plus invite you to a FREE webinar titled “Beyond the hype—the nuts and bolts of government contracting of civil society organisations (CSOs)”. Details below.


The webinar will provide ministries of health and CSOs practical guidance on budgeting, contracting, pricing of social services, and data management. Participants will include international experts, CSO leaders and government representatives. Speakers will share experiences and participants will have an opportunity to ask questions in this interactive webinar.

Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Time: 1:30 – 2:30 GYT


Sarah Insanally, PhD., M.I.A., Senior Associate, Abt Associates/SHOPS Plus Project

Speakers include:

Sophie Faye, PhD., Associate/Scientist, Abt Associates/SHOPS Plus Project

“Costing social services for the HIV response—a guide for CSOs and private commercial service providers”

Dr Morris Edwards, Executive Director, Health Sector Development Unit, Ministry of Public Health, Guyana

“Ensuring CSO contracting is in the national budget”

Event Description

About the webinar series 

Sustaining the HIV response: information, tools and skills you can use

  • A Webinar and Workshop Series

This mini-series of regional learning events is designed to address the practical needs of Caribbean ministries of health, civil society organizations, national AIDS programs, private commercial health care providers, and national AIDS coordinating committees as they manage a transition to a sustainable HIV response in the wake of reduced development partner funding. The series will feature regional and international experts and demonstrate how to use tools and techniques for:

• implementing sustainability strategies,
• engaging the private sector,
• civil society and private sector contracting,
• resource mobilization, and
• financial management, budgeting and planning.

The mini-series will be a forum for CSOs, private commercial health care providers, government representatives and development partners to share regional and global experiences and lessons learned.

Countries in the Caribbean have made great strides in combatting HIV and AIDS, and are weathering tremendous challenges to sustain those gains and accelerate the fight against HIV. As development partner funding reduces and funding priorities change, governments, civil society organizations, and other key stakeholders are faced with multiple challenges in financing and managing their HIV responses. This mini-series is organized by the USAID Strengthening Health Outcomes through the Private Sector (SHOPS) Plus project and PANCAP. It will address those challenges with practical strategies, tools, and techniques through an interactive webinar, web-based training and workshop.

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Beyond the hype - The nuts and bolts of government contracting of private facilities and CSOS