ACCRA, Ghana, 31 October 2017 — Mowgli Mentoring is partnering with the World Bank Group and the Ghana Climate Innovation Centre (GCIC) to deliver its first mentoring program in West Africa.
To strengthen the Ghana Climate Innovation Centre’s (GCIC) current offering, non-profit Mowgli Mentoring will design and facilitate a six-month structured mentoring program to satisfy two key objectives:
- to support the transfer of learning regarding what it takes to run an impactful mentoring program and
- to deliver a pilot program which will train up to 12 business professionals as mentors and match them with up to 12 entrepreneurs in one-to-one relationships.
The program aims to guide them in overcoming their personal, technical, and business challenges to achieve long-term growth and sustainability.
Commenting on the program, Ruka Sanusi, Executive Director of GCIC said, “In addition to providing the technical and advisory services that allows our entrepreneurs to elevate their entrepreneurial journey, our partnership with Mowgli Mentoring provides an additional mechanism to support our entrepreneurs to optimise their mindset for entrepreneurial success – and to become extraordinary.”
Speaking on the partnership, World Bank Group’s representative, Charlotte Ntim stated “Mentorship opportunities are frequently credited as one of the main benefits that start-ups receive from incubators and accelerators and as a critical ingredient to start-up success. We hope this partnership will support the GCIC in building and implementing a robust mentorship program for its clients.”
This program kicks off amidst Mowgli Mentoring’s expansion strategy, which has seen the organisation recently expand its operations into Sub-Saharan Africa from predominantly serving the Middle East and North Africa region. While this is its pioneer program in West Africa, Mowgli already has a footprint in East Africa, with regional operations currently anchored in Kenya, and an ongoing project in Ethiopia.
Kathleen Bury, Mowgli’s Chief Executive Officer said, “We are excited to be delivering our first mentoring program in West Africa in partnership with the World Bank Group and the GCIC, who are both committed to investing in and supporting the development of human capital to unlock greater personal, business and economic growth. Having delivered 90+ mentoring programs across 15 countries and three continents, we are confident that, through this pilot program, our partners will achieve their objectives and their innovators and entrepreneurs will be empowered to develop more sustainable business models and stronger leaders.”
To raise awareness about mentoring, its meaning as well as its importance and value in driving economic development and social change, Mowgli will facilitate a Mentoring Awareness Session (MAS) in December for selected individuals interested in becoming mentors within this program, using Mowgli’s European Mentoring and Coaching Council-accredited mentoring methodology to raise awareness and provide clarity around the differences between mentoring, coaching, training, and consulting, as well as the importance, benefits and impact of mentoring for both mentors and mentees.