Presenting the First GPP Online Training Certificate Recipients

March 5, 2015

AVAC is pleased to announce the inaugural group of Certified GPP Implementers! In October 2014, AVAC launched the innovative GPP Online Training Course, in partnership with the Center for Learning and Innovation at the San Francisco Department of Public Health.

The following individuals have successfully completed all course requirements and have received a GPP Online Training Certificate as recognition of their achievement. Please join us in congratulating our GPP community members on their hard work and accomplishment!

  • Patchara Charuthamrong, Armed Forces Research Institute of Medical Sciences (AFRIMS), Thailand
  • Leader Kanyiki, Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation (DTHF), South Africa
  • John Mdluli, Aurum Institute, South Africa
  • Jauhara Nanyondo, Makerere University Walter Reed Project (MUWRP), Uganda
  • Siriporn Nonenoy, AIDS Research Center, Red Cross, Thailand
  • Laura Potter, Bridge HIV, San Francisco, USA
  • Pongpun Saokhieo, Research Institute for Health Sciences (RIHES), Thailand
  • Rona Siskind, Division of AIDS (DAIDS), Bethesda, USA
  • Catherine Slack, HIV AIDS Vaccines Ethics Group (HAVEG), South Africa
  • Marie Michelle Umulisa, Rinda Ubuzima, Rwanda
  • Mathias Wambuzi, Uganda Virus Research Institute-International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (UVRI-IAVI), Uganda

The GPP Online Training course is a 12-week interactive learning experience that aims to build participants’ understanding of the GPP Guidelines and strengthen application of stakeholder engagement approaches in individual, real-world contexts.

For more information about the next course offering, contact Stacey Hannah (, Jessica Handibode (, or Anne Schley (