Unity in Diversity: A Case Study on the Achievements, Good Practices and Lessons Learned from the Consortium of MSM and Transgender Networks Read more: http://msmgf.org/unity-in-diversity-a-case-study-on-the-achievements-good-practices-and-lessons-learne
This case study is about the Consortium of MSM and Transgender Networks (the Consortium), a groundbreaking collaboration of global and regional networks by and for men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender people. It describes the Consortium’s achievements, good practices and lessons learned, with a focus on its most recent work.
The case study is framed around eight key achievements from the Consortium’s action on HIV, sexual health and human rights. Each one is illustrated by examples of the work of members. All of the examples are inter-dependent – with the efforts of one or more networks not possible without the backing of other members and the Consortium as a whole. The examples also highlight critical issues about coordinating a large and effective Consortium. This includes the importance of having agreed principles, transparency, consistent communication, strong financial and programmatic management, and skilled group facilitation, especially during tough decision-making.