The Comms Avenue Kicks Off the Seventh Batch of Comms Mentoring Programme with 73 Industry Experts from 14 Countries

The Comms Avenue, a capacity-building and networking platform for communications professionals across Africa and beyond, has commenced the seventh batch of its highly anticipated pan-African Comms Mentoring Programme (CMP).

Launched in 2020, the CMP was designed to bridge the mentorship gap between seasoned and younger professionals in the African communications industry. Through six batches, the programme has empowered over 250 mentees by pairing them with accomplished mentors for personalised coaching and career guidance.

After a rigorous selection process, 104 mentees from Ghana, Nigeria, Rwanda, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Gabon, Cameroon Somalia and Kenya will be mentored by 73 mentors from leading global and regional organisations. Mentees will also receive professional training through specialist workshops and career-development sessions. 

In the words of Sharon Adaigbe, Co-Founder of The Comms Avenue, “We are delighted to run another batch of our Comms Mentoring Programme. Over the last four years, we have seen how valuable mentorship is for the professional development of young African communications professionals. This is why we remain committed to giving them a platform to learn from the experts who have gone ahead in the industry.”

“The overwhelming response we received for Batch Seven underscores the growing need for professional development and knowledge-sharing platforms such as the CMP. We are thrilled to facilitate this cross-pollination of ideas and experiences that will undoubtedly elevate communications talent in Africa”, said Lesijolu Eite Eric-Nwabuzor, Executive Director of The Comms Avenue.

Senior communications professionals serving as mentors for Batch Seven include: Boitumelo Tlala, Senior Communications Officer (Africa & Middle East), Gold & Copper Mining Company; Kevin Johnson-Azuara, Chief Marketing Officer, Nigerdock; Nicolas Emane, Partner, Program Communications, Mastercard Foundation; and Pereruan Kenana, Senior Consultant Communication and Advocacy, Africa Practice.

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About The Comms Avenue

The Comms Avenue is a capacity-building and networking platform for communications professionals across Africa and beyond. Co-founded by Adedoyin Jaiyesimi and Sharon-Ann Adaigbe in April 2020, The Comms Avenue currently has over 1400 communications professionals from 25 African countries in its mission-driven community. 

Its vision is to raise and uphold the standard for Comms talent in Africa and build a strong community of communicators who are empowered to contribute to positive change in various industries, across Africa and globally.


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