AVAC commissioned an independent evaluation of a decade of the Advocacy Fellows program. The evaluation sought to assess the impact and contributions – both intended and unintended – that the Fellows Program has had on HIV prevention in the Fellows’ countries and communities, in order to consider whether the Fellowship is achieving its objectives and provide recommendations that help guide decisions for the future of the Program.
The evaluation was undertaken between March and September 2020 and engaged the Alumni body and Host organizations in all 14 countries where they originate. It also targeted Fellowship decision-makers and implementers by engaging with AVAC staff, board members, advisors and donors. In the four case study countries – Kenya, South Africa, Uganda and Zimbabwe – evaluators spoke with Alumni, their Host organizations and key stakeholders (as identified by AVAC and evaluation participants).
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