As we end 2017 and embark on a New Year and a new decade within Mowgli’s journey, I’d like to thank each of you for your continued support. Thank you for believing in Mowgli and mentoring as a key enabler for nurturing human capital, through the training and development of high quality mentors who actively empower entrepreneurs, corporate employees, women and youth, who are future leaders for change.
It’s been another year of growth and expansion in the Mowgli camp.
At the beginning of the year, we set out on a mission to venture into Sub Saharan Africa, moving our focus from predominantly serving the Middle East and North Africa (MENA region) to the Middle East and Africa. We took the first steps in this journey through the launch of programs in Ethiopia and Ghana and establishing our African operations in Kenya.
We continued to grow our alumni size and received significant recognition for our programs and impact as we were featured within a number of globally recognised events and publications including the SAGE Handbook of Mentoring 2017.
As we near the celebration of our 10th anniversary and embark on a new decade within our journey, we are excited to share that we have had a slight rebrand, changing our name from Mowgli Foundation to Mowgli Mentoring. Sounds fitting that we stick with mentoring, wouldn’t you agree?
Our new decade already looks exciting with so many new projects and programs focused on entrepreneurs, corporate employees, women and youth lined up for 2018. Through these programs, we will be further expanding into East and West Africa and returning to Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Palestine, Saudi Arabia and Tunisia. Stay tuned for more details on these projects!
On behalf of the Mowgli Mentoring team, I’d like to wish you and your families, a happy holiday season and a healthy and prosperous New Year.
We kicked off the EU funded THE NEXT SOCIETY Mowgli Mentor Training Programs in Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine
We began THE NEXT SOCIETY, Mowgli Mentoring Program by training 38 mentors in Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine, three of the seven countries we will be working in within this 4-year project. Following the training, the trained mentors begin their 6 months of capacity building where they will further develop their leadership skills and build their confidence as mentors so as to personally and professionally support the change-makers engaged in innovation and economic development.
Read more about this project and our involvement here and see some of the moments we captured during these 3 programs here.
Mentors and innovators/entrepreneurs … THE NEXT SOCIETY, Mowgli Mentoring programs are coming your way in 2018! Watch out for the launch of these programs through our social media pages
We introduced Ghana’s entrepreneurial ecosystem to mentoring in partnership with World Bank funded Ghana Climate Innovation Centre (GCIC)….
To support the recruitment of GCIC entrepreneurs and mentors for the upcoming GCIC-Mowgli Mentoring Program, funded by World Bank InfoDev, we held 2 Mentoring Awareness Sessions to engage potential applicants and provide them with clarity around the differences between mentoring, coaching, training, and consulting, as well as the importance, benefits and impact of mentoring for both mentors and entrepreneurs.
We’re now recruiting mentors for this program! Are you excited to help nurture and empower the next generation of climate innovators and entrepreneurs in Ghana and also develop yourself? Yes?
Click herefor more information on the program structure as well as benefits for mentors, eligibility criteria and the link to the application form. The application deadline is 5th January,2018.
….. and Footprints Africa
Mowgli delivered a Mentoring Awareness Session in partnership with Footprints Africa for their partners, suppliers and team members to enhance their understanding of mentoring and catalyse their thinking around how to take mentoring forward in their own organisations
One of our blueMoon-Mowgli Mentees, GebeyaNet Win Slush Global Impact Accelerator (GIA) 2017!
Selected from over a thousand global applicants and 35 semi-finalists, blueMoon Ethiopia-Mowgli Mentees, GebeyaNet Technologies led by 20 year Christian Tesfaye, the youngest participant at Slush GIA, took home the Special Impact Award with a €5,000 prize at the world’s largest start-up event. It’s the first time an Ethiopian agri-tech company is recognized within such a global event. Congrats GebeyaNet!
Mowgli Mentoring the Market
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Speaking Engagements: Our CEO Kathleen Bury spoke at the East African Philanthropy Conference contributing on lessons learnt & good practices for philanthropic collaboration. Based upon over 15 years of creating and nurturing effective partnerships, her key lessons were; (1) develop trust asap (2) know what you want to achieve through and within the partnership (3) co-design the partnership and define your joint success and impact metrics (4) ensure there is a win-win for all parties involved (5) understand your partners pain points (6) leverage each other’s strengths for a better outcome
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