A GoDo Hub initiative, Mentorskonnect has launched its first pilot mentorship engagement in partnership with Jacaranda Hub and AfriLabs. This announcement comes after a virtual conference where 30 mentors and partners met to discuss the mentorship engagement of 48 Zambian innovators under the Mosi-Oa-Tunya Project.
The Mosi-Oa-Tunya project, sponsored through the AfriLabs Capacity Building program in partnership with Agence Française de développement (AFD) and Digital Africa, was created in December 2020. Currently, it is in the implementation phase with mentorship and intensive investor-readiness training on the way.
Quality mentorship is essential to business success and this principle is at the foundation of Mentorskonnect, a peer network of Africa’s leading mentors in various levels of business growth and development.
As a way to contribute to society, this group of mentors is supporting the next generation of African Innovators with their knowledge and experience in the industry.
During the onboarding of the mentors, the Founder of GoDo Hub, Chukwuemeka Fred Agbata, expressed his gratitude to the mentors for making themselves available for this great task ahead.
CEO of Jacaranda Hub, Mara Michelo also commented on the potential impact this would have on the Zambian innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem, emphasizing that the knowledge and skills share was only a start of how the Nigerian ecosystem could support the Zambian ecosystem.
“This is a good opportunity for us to build a bridge between ecosystems that have certain resources and those that don’t. The Nigerian entrepreneurial ecosystem is advanced and has a lot of success stories.
Young ecosystems like Zambia can leverage this mentorship program where there will be knowledge sharing and skill sharing from a mixed group of Nigerian and Zambian mentors working with Zambian innovators. We’re excited to see how this pans”, Grâce Oluchi, Executive Director, GoDo Hub.
Anna Ekeledo, the AfriLabs Executive Secretary, also shared how impressed she is with the GoDo Hub- Jacaranda team for having come this far in the execution of the project. She encouraged the mentors to put in their best efforts during the training, ensuring that the vision behind the project is maximally achieved.
48 Zambian entrepreneurs have been selected to participate in this mentorship program. In line with the goal of the project, mentors have been matched with their mentees.