International Mentoring Program: North Africa

New year, new title: “engage – participate – act”, the second round of the international mentoring program, took place in 2014.

In 2014, the international mentoring program was yet again implemented under its new title “engage – participate – act”, which is actually the acronym of enpact, after undergoing some administrative and content-related changes.

First, starting this year enpact e.V. was fully responsible for all operations, accounting, reporting and monitoring and evaluation. Second, based on the feedback of the first years’ participants, the schedule and setup of the program witnessed significant changes.

In order to enhance peer-to-peer learning, German startups were also invited to join the cohort. Instead of having only one-on-on mentoring sessions between fellows and mentors, mentoring groups of 3 fellows + 1 mentor were introduced.

Last but not least, the existing portfolio of components during the program was enhanced by the introduction of 3 mentoring camps, one each country of origin of the participants. This led to having 30 startups (10 Egyptian, 10 Tunisian and 10 German) and 17 mentors joining the program, with the highlights of 3 mentoring camps in Berlin, Tunis and Cairo over the course of 8 months.

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