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Organisational review and reform of the Pacific Sexual Diversity Network (PSDN).
Procurement Process :RFP - Request for proposal
Office :UNDP Country Office - FIJI
Deadline :22-Feb-17
Posted on :08-Feb-17
Reference Number :35585
Link to Atlas Project :
Non-UNDP Project
Documents :
Overview :

The conceptualization and conversations around the need for

setting up of a regional network for Gays, Lesbians, Bisexuals and Transgenders in the Pacific started way back in 2002 at the Sydney Gay Games. There were delegations from Fiji, Tonga, PNG, and Samoa at that gathering which impelled the discussion. The discussion was also prompted by the need to develop an effective regional response to the actual and potential threat that HIV and AIDS posed to MSM and transgender (TG) populations across the Pacific. There was a lot of funding available at that time from donors to support the work around HIV and AIDS specifically targeted at most at risk populations, which included MSM and TGs, so the founders felt that it was an opportune time to set up a regional network that could spearhead this work in the region and also in countries where there were minimal to no existing LGBT and/or MSM/TG movements.

The Pacific Sexual Diversity Network (PSDN) mission has expanded to include advocating for resourced and sustainable LGBTI community organisations at country level, increased political commitment to PIDSOGIE, reform of discriminatory laws and government policies, greater sensitivity towards PIDSOGIE by law enforcement agencies, increased availability of strategic information through research and routine data collection, reduction of institutionalized and social stigma and discrimination, positive engagement with religious institutions, inclusive educational environments and increased representation of PIDSOGIE at local, national and international levels

Service Provider to ;

  • Conduct a full Organizational Review

  • Development of PSDN’s Governance manual and its Operational Policies and Procedures manual including a finance manual

  • Assist PSDN and its board in the Registration process in Fiji

Attached TOR for full details