We participate in community Arts Festivals, social soccer events, male involvement meetings and commemorations such as International Volunteers Day being commemorated today with research team from HOPE, AMP Studies present and moving together with community in West South District of Harare. At some of these events, the community engagement office will hand out items such as tee shirts.
Attending some important community stakeholder meetings such as Child Protection committees and National AIDS Council stakeholder meetings help in keeping the research site in the loop with community and thereby creating a long standing relationship or bond with community beyond just a clinical trial.
During CAB and participant retention meetings, incentives are also given out and this gives the community a face of research appreciation.