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Mastercard Foundation, DAI, Abjel Communications & FBNQuest join Comms Mentoring Programme

BY: GraphicOnline
Mastercard Foundation, DAI, Abjel Communications & FBNQuest join the Comms Mentoring Programme as Mentors
Mastercard Foundation, DAI, Abjel Communications & FBNQuest join the Comms Mentoring Programme as Mentors

The Comms Avenue has unveiled the list of 41 senior communications professionals from leading organisations in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Mauritius, Namibia, Uganda, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Angola and the United States who have joined the fifth batch of the Comms Mentoring Programme (CMP) as Mentors.

Created with the goal to bridge the mentoring gap between senior and younger professionals in the African communications industry, the CMP is one of the high-impact initiatives pioneered by The Comms Avenue. So far, over 70 young communications professionals have been mentored through the CMP with tangible results such as career growth, access to new job opportunities and so on.

Speaking about the fifth batch of Adedoyin Jaiyesimi, Co-Founder of The Comms Avenue said, “We set a goal at the beginning of the year to impact 100 young communications professionals in Africa through the CMP in 2022. I am glad that with the fifth batch we have exceeded that goal, thanks to the senior professionals who volunteered their time and expertise to mentor the younger professionals in the industry.”

The fifth batch of the CMP will officially commence on Saturday 13th August and the senior communications professionals who have come on board as Mentors include: Olayinka Edmond, Lead, Internal Communications, Mastercard Foundation; Dorcas Aba Anna, Managing Director, Ghana & Global COO, Abjel Communications; Babs Adenuga, Group Head, Brand Marketing and Communications, FSDH Group; Catherine Shipushu, Senior Manager, Marketing, Branding and Communication, Namibia Investment Promotion and Development Board; Barbara Ezeife, Head, Marketing and Corporate Communications, FBNQuest; Kunle Osinoiki, Regional Marketing Manager, Dufil Prima Industries, amongst others.

About The Comms Avenue

The Comms Avenue is a capacity-building and networking platform for communications professionals across Africa and the world at large. Co-founded by Adedoyin Jaiyesimi and Sharon-Ann Adaigbe in April 2020, The Comms Avenue currently has over 900 professionals from 20 African countries in its mission-driven professional community. Its vision is to become a close-knit community of communicators who work collaboratively and are empowered to contribute to positive change in various industries and sectors, across Africa and globally.

Based on its core pillars of capacity-building and networking, The Comms Avenue puts together webinars, knowledge exchange and networking events that allow its community members to learn, upskill, collaborate and connect with senior communications professionals and colleagues across the African continent and beyond.

So far, over 80 senior professionals from organizations such as Coca-Cola, Stanbic IBTC, Kenya Electricity Generating Company, Global Media Alliance, CrossBoundary, Guinness Nigeria, Hearst UK, Meltwater, African Media Agency, First Bank of Nigeria, Mo Ibrahim Foundation, amongst other world class organisations have been engaged through its programs and events.