This section of Mesh is a tool for signposting to existing e-learning opportunities in community engagement both within and outside of the Global Health Network's Global Health Training Centre. This is a work in progress and if you have suggestions for further modules, courses or training to include please let us know by emailing:

For details of workshops, symposiums and events that offer community engagement and communication training as part of their programme visit the upcoming events page.

Media Skills for Scientists from SciDev.Net

SciDev.Net, the world’s leading source of reliable and authoritative news, views and analysis in science for global development have a Media Skills for Scientists online course. The course aims to equipt scientists with the knowledge and skills to become confident communicators with the media and enhance their professional reputation, while improving public engagement with their research.

The course can start and end whenever you choose and costs £120. There is a 20% discount for researchers from the Global South and possible additional discounts for bulk purchases.

For more information contact:

Online Training Course for Research Excellence through Stakeholder Engagement in HIV

The AVAC (Global Advocacy for HIV Prevention) Good Participatory Practice (GPP) Online Training Course is a four-month, hands-on eLearning experience that brings the GPP Guidelines to life through interactive online content, case studies, work assignments and online discussions.

For more information visit the website or contact: 


Research Ethics Online Training - Engaging with Communities

The Global Health Training Centre offers free research ethics online training adapted from an e-Learning course and resource package designed and produced by the World Health Organization (WHO) for use by internal staff. 

The full training, which can be found here, includes a course on engaging with communities which can be found here.

Stellenbosch University's Online Course - Science Communication: An Introduction to Theory, Best Practice and Practical Skills

Stellenbosch University's online course in science communication was completed by more than 120 participants from across South Africa and the rest of the African continent in 2015. In response to the high demand for this course it will be repeated during 2016. Information on the next available course, including application process and start dates, will be updated regularly on the course website.

This course is not free of charge with an enrolment fee of R5 700 for South African citizens and US$520 for students who are not South African citizens.

Essential Elements of Ethics - Essential Element 7: Community

The Global Health Training Centre offers a free and open access e-Learning resource which has been adapted from the Multi-Regional Clinical Trials Center at Harvard University (Harvard MRCT) Ethics Tool Kit.

The full training, which can be found here, includes a module on community engagement which may be of interest to MESH users. The module can be viewed here.