GAVI Board Meeting, 21-22 June 2001, London, England
Strengthening capacity of individuals and institutions
in countries is critical for the long-term success of GAVI. It would
be helpful to have a presentation on the activities and plans of
the GAVI task forces, and in particular the Task Force on Country
Coordination (TFCC) at the next Board meeting.
The framework for
strengthening capacity may be too traditional and top-down in
its approach. The inter-task force sub-group that has been formed
to develop the framework should strive to seek more creative approaches
to ensuring sustainability, including a broader perspective at the
country level emphasizing the roles of ICCs and the broader health
sector and institutional development.
It will be important to use the innovations developed
through the Alliance to exploit from a capacity building point of
view. One example of this is the immunization Data Quality Audits
(DQA) which are being piloted in countries over the next few months.
- requested that capacity building be included as
a distinct item on the next Board meeting agenda.