Detailed Mechanism Funding and Narrative

Details for Mechanism ID: 10620
Country/Region: South Africa
Year: 2009
Main Partner: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Main Partner Program: NA
Organizational Type: Own Agency
Funding Agency: HHS/CDC
Total Funding: $0

Funding for Management and Operations (HVMS): $0

These funds have been set aside to secure adequate secure space for the USG PEPFAR Team. Office

space is a major challenge facing the interagency PEPFAR team and constrains the ability to provide

responsible oversight and management of the programs. The move of USAID's Regional Southern Africa

staff from Botswana to Pretoria has filled the existing USAID building to capacity. Offices are shared, with

as many as four staff in one office space. New "Development Leadership Interns" will be stationed in South

Africa and it is not clear how the building could be reconfigured to accommodate the new influx. At the same

time, CDC's lease ends soon and thus CDC will need to move to new quarters. The Embassy annex will not

be completed until 2013 and has seats for only 55 CDC staff. The Embassy currently is above the capacity

for which it was planned. To address this situation, USAID and CDC are looking into the feasibility of co-

locating in a new space and maximizing staff efficiency. Secretariat staff, currently based at the Embassy,

could join the rest of the PEPFAR Team. One possibility is obtaining space on property adjacent to the

USAID compound. Since security is a major issue in South Africa, this appears to be an appropriate

solution. Discussions among State, USAID and HHS were on-going about whether it would be possible to

lease or purchase the property at the time that the COP was being finalized. See Activity ID #24975.09 for

the USAID Building Construction Fund entry.

New/Continuing Activity: New Activity

Continuing Activity:

Table 3.3.19: