The University of Gondar has been able to create an atmosphere that caters to women empowerment on many levels with various training, encouraging female leadership and focusing on creating a more inclusive work environment. With that being said it should be noted that a lot more must be done to bring these strong and talented individuals to the forefront. It is with that in mind the University of Gondar and the University of Montana started the UM/UoG Mentorship (GMM) program for women.
On the 24th of December Tsega Hagos who is a faculty member of UoG and who is coordinating the program organized an orientation that will link UoG female staff members with University of Montana female professors. The orientation allowed the female staff to get well acquainted with the program and to share experience with one another. Mr. Molaling Belay who is UoG staff and who is a PhD candidate in his final year at Queens University, Canada also took part in the orientation to share his own experience with the batch of females about the ins and outs of his communication techniques with UM staff and other International institutions.
What makes this program special is the way it creates an opportunity for females to blossom into their true potential. The Program will focus on establishing a platform that will boost networking and strengthen mentorship and this will allow experienced UM faculty to provide professional development support to UoG female staff.
The mentors and mentees will be able to communicate via three mediums which will include Individual communication (via Skype or email), group communication (group chats), and video conferencing.
The program will aim to improve the capability of UoG female faculty in regards to research methods and academic writing, increase the awareness of all participants of women’s rights, laws, policies, and strategies, and enhance the knowledge and competency of leadership principles, models and qualities of all participants.
Public and International Relations Directorate