it is important that we bring on board all those people who will be involved in research not only the staff members but all stakeholders to ensure that they are taking a leading role. When i was planning for my study on strategies to improve uptake of HIV counseling and testing as part of my MA , i established advisory body comprising young people, health facility in charges and a few community members who were managing the agenda of the group with my support of course it had limitation, first i had not taking this course, two limited resource as i was the sole financier. I strongly believe that this course will enhance my skills in engaging with the wider stakeholder in a meaningful manner.