Bridging the Gaps

Bridging the Gaps

INPUD: Training on Global Fund processes for PWUD activists

One of the achievements in the Bridging the Gaps programme that stands out for Alliance partner INPUD is the Joint Regional Training on Global Fund Processes. In February 2018, the Eurasian Network of People who Use Drugs (ENPUD), INPUD and the Eurasian Harm Reduction Association hosted a five-day training in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. The training provided a platform for activists from the community of people who use drugs from nine EECA countries to exchange experiences about their work on Global Fund transition and movement building. The training also focused on empowerment, human rights, and service provision from a community perspective. Read on this page an overview of INPUD's impact in the Bridging the Gaps Alliance. 


Bridging the Gaps, an alliance of 9 international organisations and networks, collaborated with over 80 partner organisations led by and working for sex workers, people who use drugs and LGBT people to strengthen civil society, advocate for their human rights and improve the provision of HIV services. Learn more about the Alliance's results and key learnings 

Successful follow-up work

Following the training, the Kyrgyz community of people who use drugs mobilised to monitor the impact of the new drug legislation in the context of shrinking space for key populations in the country. The Belarus community was successful in organising a similar country-level training programme, and they contributed to the diversification of opioid antagonist therapy with the introduction of buprenorphine.

Projects must be based on a theory of change

Multinational, multi-annual projects bringing together a diverse range of organisations with different interests and priorities must be based on a theory of change. In order to manage the multiple changes occurring in a five-year cycle, it is essential to create and maintain a common understanding of the theory of change and revisit its main concepts and assumptions on a yearly basis.

10 years of Bridging the Gaps Alliance coming to a close

After nearly ten years, our unique Bridging the Gaps alliance is coming to a close. Countless organisations, networks and people have relentlessly been working towards a world where sex workers, people who use drugs, LGBT people and people living with HIV can enjoy their human rights and access quality HIV prevention, treatment, care and support. 

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