The Comms Avenue, a capacity-building and networking platform for communications professionals across Africa and beyond, has announced the line up of mentors and mentees for the fourth batch of the Comms Mentoring Program (CMP) which will begin on Saturday 19th March.
Launched in August 2020, the CMP was created to bridge the mentoring gap between senior and younger professionals in the African communications industry. Through the previous three batches, senior communications professionals from Ghana, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Egypt and the United States have served as mentors and have dedicated their time to nurturing upcoming professionals in the industry.
For the fourth batch, The Comms Avenue has taken things up a notch by doubling the impact of the CMP across the continent. After a thorough selection process, 41 mentees from Ghana, Nigeria, Eswatini, Kenya and South Africa were selected to go through the six-week mentoring program.
Speaking about the fourth batch of the CMP, Adedoyin Jaiyesimi, Co-Founder of The Comms Avenue said, “We started the CMP as a pilot to see if we could create a seamless framework which senior communications professionals across the world could plug into to share their knowledge and guide younger professionals. After the success of the previous batches which includes job promotions and increased career growth for our mentees, we have set a goal to impact 100 young professionals across Africa through the CMP in 2022.”
APO Group’s Founder and Chairman Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard, said, “As APO Group we’re committed to advancing young and seasoned professionals within the industry by equipping them with all the necessary skills and tools to be the best version of themselves. Therefore, it’s great to see Lerato taking what she is gaining not only from APO Group, but in her own personal capacity as well, and accessing that knowledge to young professionals within the communications industry.”
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Senior communications professionals serving as mentors for the fourth batch of the CMP include: Godfrey Adejumoh, Corporate Communications Manager, Unilever; Henry Nii Dottey, Head of Marketing & Corporate Communications for United Bank for Africa (Ghana); Lerato Chiyangwa, Senior Account Manager, APO Group; Paa Kwesi Forson, Public Relations Lead, Global Media Alliance; Olayinka Edmond, Lead, Internal Communications, Mastercard Foundation; Sophia Lissah, Chief Communications Officer, Jospong Group, Corazon Mwende, Senior Communications Officer, Kenya Red Cross Society; Titilope Oguntuga, Head, Sustainable Development and Corporate Brand, Lafarge Africa Plc; amongst many other mentors from Kenya, South Africa and Nigeria.
For more information about the Comms Mentoring Program, please visit here.