Projects / Toolkit and Resource Instructional Design

HIV Prevention Ambassador Training Package


December 2018 – July 2019


Home-based and Zimbabwe


Collective Action, in partnership with the OPTIONS Consortium, developed a world-first training package for community-based organisations (CBOs) to train adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) to advocate for HIV prevention in their communities and support their peers to use oral PrEP. The training package includes a facilitation guide and a toolkit with resources for the Ambassadors to use when facilitating community activities. The package was developed through a co-design process with AGYW and CBOs, including through a workshop in Zimbabwe with young women and CBOs from South Africa, Kenya, Uganda, and Zimbabwe.

In addition to sessions on oral PrEP and HIV prevention, the training package includes sessions on gender, human rights, gender-based violence, sexual and reproductive health and rights, and self-care. The package has been endorsed by PEPFAR 2020 Country Operational Plan Guidance, specifically for its guidance related to supporting AGYW who have experienced gender-based violence.

The package was field-tested in Zimbabwe, and the study found that there was a 30% increase in oral PrEP use among AGYW in the five months following the training.

You can access the full report here.

The package has been translated into multiple languages and has been rolled out in communities across Kenya, South Africa and Zimbabwe. It has also been adapted for use with other priority populations, including men who have sex with men, transgender people, sex workers, and people who inject drugs.