Consultation Report: Principles for the Meaningful Involvement of Civil Society and Communities in Global Health Governance
This October 2022 document is the result of consultations towards the co-creation of key principles for the meaningful involvement of civil society and communities in global health governance, drawing on constituency based governance structures.
The process builds on preliminary ideas from work that Aidsfonds, Frontline AIDS, Civil Society Sustainability Network (CSSN) and STOPAIDS did together in 2018, in coordinating a working group which went on to develop a paper in 2020 on the future of the global health architecture entitled: ‘HIV, Universal Health Coverage, and the Future of the Global Health Architecture: A civil society discussion paper on key trends and principles for evolution’. The report sought to collate experiences of the HIV movement and suggests what lessons and principles we might take forward and build on to guide the development of the global health architecture going forward.
“Participation without redistribution of power is an empty and frustrating process for the powerless. It allows the powerholders to claim that all sides were considered, but makes it possible for only some of those sides to benefit”
– Arnstein, Sherry R. in ‘A Ladder of Citizen Participation’, 1969