Announcing Engage, A New Online Learning Platform!

December 16, 2020

At a time when staying connected and learning from one another at a distance is more important than ever, AVAC is excited to announce a new online platform for peer-to-peer resource sharing, collaborative learning and joint strategy development called Engage.

The Engage platform offers:

Free Online Courses

A number of courses, both self-guided and facilitated, are available on the site, including:

Network Spaces

These online spaces allow you to connect with experts, find and post resources, and contribute to conversations with your peers in forums organized around a central theme. Check out spaces like the Research Literacy Networking Zone for information on the HIV research pipeline. Watch that space for pop-up conversations hosted around the HIV R4P conference in early 2021!


Group leaders organize pop-up conversations and webinars with experts relevant to the news of the day and emerging themes. Check out two of the recent offerings below:

  • Heidi Larson and Charles Wiysonge discussed the challenges of rolling out a COVID-19 vaccine in the context of growing vaccine hesitancy. In a session moderated by Tian Johnson of the Vaccine Advocacy Resource Group, these experts discussed potential strategies for advocates and community engagement practitioners to respond.
  • Rena Janamnuaysook led a webinar for the Stakeholder Engagement Community of Practice on the Tangerine Clinic in Thailand, a full service transgender health and HIV prevention clinic. Janamnuaysook discussed how the clinic has shifted services during COVID-19 research and what new models (PrEP home delivery by motorbike) they are considering keeping long-term.

We are always adding new materials and resources, including a suite of new courses planned for release in 2021. If an essential group or resource is missing, let us know. Engage is a platform for all and we welcome your ideas for improvements and leadership on the platform!

Register for your free account today!