The Transitional Working Group (TWG) was established at the last partner consultation meeting for the proposed Fund, held in Brussels in July. It includes over 40 representatives drawn from developing and developed countries, nongovernmental organizations, United Nations agencies, foundations and other members of the private sector. The TWG was created to make decisions that will lead to the creation of the Fund. The Chair of the TWG is Dr. Chrispus Kiyonga, former Minister of Health in Uganda.
The TWG is supported by a Technical Support Secretariat (TSS), based in Brussels and staffed by partner staff temporarily on loan. Mr. Paul Ehmer from the US Agency for International Development (USAID) is team leader of the TSS.
The TWG has been charged with making decisions that will lead to the creation of an operational fund by the end of calendar year 2001. The TWG and the TSS will dissolve when the Fund becomes operational.
TWG Countries/Organisations Member list