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: 


INTRAC Online Monitoring and Evaluation Course

INTRAC is running an additional online Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) course during June-July 2017. This popular course ensures that those who are relatively new to M&E have a thorough understanding of M&E concepts and have built up both the core practical skills and the confidence needed to do M&E effectively.

The course is aimed at staff and partners of NGOs and CSOs who are relatively new to M&E, whether you are directly responsible for implementing M&E or are managing others with the responsibility to improve M&E in your organisation. Consultants working within the sector who have little or no M&E experience often attend this course. This course is suitable for those based both in the UK and overseas and is designed to be able to fit around the demands of your day to day work.

The course costs £550. This costs includes all materials, webinars, group activities and individual coaching.

If you would like more information about this course (or our other courses including Advanced M&E and theory of change) please get in touch at 

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. 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.