Dear colleagues and friends,

The Regional Communities Networks Consortium invites you to participate in the Regional Dialogue for the development of a new regional program aimed at strengthening mechanisms that ensure sustainable national funding for HIV prevention and treatment programs, especially among key populations in EECA countries.

The consortium was established on December 20, 2017, to ensure the preparation of a new regional program. It includes:

- Eurasian Harm Reduction Association,
- Eurasian Women's Network on AIDS,
- Eurasian Coalition on Male Health,
- Sex Workers’ Rights Advocacy Network,
- The Eurasian Network of People Who Use Drugs.

The regional program will be designed to strengthen efforts to increase access to treatment and prevention of HIV infection and co-infections, improve the effectiveness of planning and monitoring of HIV programs quality, and strengthen community systems for key populations and people living with HIV. The program will complement the current national and regional projects and programs that are supported by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

The scope of the program of the Regional Communities Networks Consortium can include any of the EECA countries, except for the Balkan countries, that meet the Global Fund's eligibility criteria and requirements for multi-country grants.

The approach to the selection of countries for the project implementation will be developed by the secretariats of the Consortium member organizations and approved by the governing bodies of the networks.

The Regional Dialogue is focused on the participation of community representatives, NGOs and specialists from the EECA region, with the exception of the Balkan sub-region countries.

The purpose of the Regional Dialogue is to ensure meaningful participation of key affected populations, organizations and representatives of expert society in the formulation of the program's goal, its objectives and key activities, so that the program meets the needs of key population groups in the EECA countries to the maximum and uses approaches and methods of work that have proved to be effective in our region.

The Regional Dialogue is held from January 30 to February 20, 2018, in the form of an online survey. As a result, a report will be prepared and published, the data of which will form the basis for the development of the regional program.

The survey questionnaire includes 50 questions and can be filled in between 20 and 40 minutes.

Thank you for giving your time to participate in the Regional dialogue!