Photo Blog: East Africa Women's Mentoring Network Learning Collaborative Forum

Sarah Lindsay

Senior Technical Officer

Bringing together 30 of the members of the East Africa Women’s Mentoring Network, the Learning Collaborative Forum was held September 2-4, 2015 in Nairobi, Kenya. The Forum consisted of multiple skills-building sessions, sharing of success stories, and site visits in order to facilitate peer learning and relationship building between mentors and mentees, support effective leadership, and increase technical capacity in sexual and reproductive health. 

Group photo of the members of the East Africa Women's Mentoring Network and the LMG Project. (Photo: MSH Staff)

Forum participants gather for a two day program in which mentor and mentee pairs shared project successes and challenges. 

Forum participants during presentations in Nairobi, Kenya. (Photo: MSH Staff)

Participants listen to presentations at the Forum including Europe Maalim of Somalia (front left) and Terry Shiundu of Kenya (front right).

Mentee/mentor pair Angela Semanda and Ruth Kavuma. (Photo: MSH Staff)

Mentee Angela Semanda (left) and Mentor Ruth Kavuma (right) joined the Forum. Angela has been working with Ruth on strategies to promote family planning at the pharmacy where she works. 

Mentee Europe Maalim describes her relationship with mentor Caren Wakoli. (Photo: MSH Staff)

Europe Maalim (left) presents the work she been doing with the support of her mentor Caren Wakoli (right).

Mentor Grace Ikirimat with her mentee, Hawa Abdhilli. (Photo: MSH Staff)

Grace Ikirimat (left) participates in a group activity with her mentee Hawa Abdhilli (right). Hawa is working with Grace to improve her advocacy and policy skills in family planning and reproductive health. Read about Grace's experience at the Forum here.

Mentors and Mentees visit Strathmore Business School in Nairobi, Kenya. (Photo: MSH Staff)

Forum participants visited Strathmore Business School in Nairobi for a talk on "Women in Leadership" given by Patricia Murugami (third from left on the front row), Vice Dean of Executive Talent Development. 

Photos: Eva Ros, Sarah Lindsay, and Sarah McKee