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The Sustainable Development for HIV Health (SD4H) Training Program: 1ST MENTORSHIP WORKSHOP


The SD4H Training Program held its 1st Mentorship Workshop during this 2021 quarter. The Mentorship Workshop was held on 3rd and 4th June 2021 at the Kisumu Hotel. Mentorship is a focus area under the SD4H program and this was the first workshop in a series to continue strengthening and enhancing mentoring skills/techniques for the SD4H mentors and faculty at Maseno University.

Some of the objectives of the workshop include: developing a culture of mentorship at Maseno University; identifying facilitators and barriers to mentoring at individual and institutional level; exploring concepts of diversity (gender, age, ethnicity) within the Maseno context that may affect the mentoring-mentee relationship; developing individual mentoring and action plans to support mentoring, among others.

The Mentorship Workshop came up with some steps to create a Mentoring Program at Maseno University, that included re-working the current Maseno University Mentorship Policy where a core team to steer the Mentorship Agenda was formed. The team included: Prof. Wilson Odero as Chairman, Dr. Fredrick Aila, Prof. Erick Nyambedha, Prof. Lucas Othuon, Prof. Barack Owuor, Prof. Collins Ouma, Dr. Bernard Guya, Dr. Pauline Andang’o, Dr. Louisa Ndunyu

Participants at the Workshop
Facilitator, at the workshop
Delegates at the workshop included: SD4H Training Program mentors, Faculty from the School of Public Health and Community Development and School of Medicine, Maseno University.
Prof. Sheri Weiser (UCSF) and Prof. Elizabeth Bukusi (KEMRI) facilitating the workshop online