Genesis co-manages UNAIDS Technical Support Mechanism
The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) has established the Technical Support Mechanism (TSM), a project meant to support the provision of high-quality technical assistance in three regions, namely the East and Southern Africa (ESA), Asia-Pacific (AP), and West and Central Africa (WCA). The TSM is set up to be adaptable and responsive to country needs to accelerate progress toward achieving the Fast-Track targets and the goals of the 2016 Political Declaration on HIV and AIDS.
Genesis Analytics, as part of the Oxford Policy Management-led consortium, is tasked with managing all TSM operations in the East and Southern Africa region. Through the use of quality assured regional and national consultants, countries are assisted with developing evidence-informed HIV national strategic plans and HIV prevention plans aligned with UNAIDS 90-90-90 targets. They develop funding requests to the Global Fund, streamline the grant-making process, and improve Global Fund grant implementation as well as ensure the sustainability of interventions and programmes.
HIV prevention has been noted by UNAIDS as a priority because the HIV incidence, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa, has been difficult to reduce. Genesis Analytics has been tasked to lead the HIV prevention thematic area and work closely with the UNAIDS secretariat to devise strategies that are country adaptable, efficient, impactful and sustainable.
Showing value for money and impact is key for UNAIDS, making the TSM project’s monitoring and evaluation a crucial aspect. Genesis Analytics developed the TSM’s results framework and a related theory of change (ToC) through to the impact result level. The Genesis Analytics team continues to implement the monitoring and evaluation plan by undertaking data reviews monthly to check quality and completeness, and to flag any problems with implementing the project.
Genesis continues to manage UNAIDS technical support programme