In order to build a strong foundational basis in mentorship, AHRI in partnership with TDR global under the TDR Global Ethiopia Node (TDRGEN) carried out a two-day mind-opening training on mentorship in Lake Bishoftu resort, Ethiopia from the 26-27th August 2021.
The event brought together members of the TDR Global Ethiopia Node (TDRGEN) and potential mentees, both of whom were trained through a series of hybrid presentations from seasoned professionals who have a breadth of experience in mentorships such as Dr. Pascal Launois (TDR, WHO), Dr. Abraham Assefa (TDR, WHO), Dr. Dawn Comeau (Emory University) and Dr. Uche Amazigo (Former director of African Program for Onchocerciasis Control at WHO).
The TDRGEN draft mentorship guideline and mentorship monitoring tools were also reviewed through interactive group discussions. Moreover, the best avenues for cascading community engagement and mentorship were looked into with regard to integration.