I have heard that Fellows are assigned mentors. Who are they and what is their role?
A mentor is someone who takes a special interest in helping the Fellow to develop into a successful professional by providing guidance, knowledge and support in such a manner that the Fellow can willingly receive and benefit. Each Fellow is assigned an academic and host institution sponsor for purposes of academic and professional growth. The academic mentor is a member of staff or any academician associated with University of Nairobi while the host mentor is a member of staff at the host institution. These mentors are the main persons with whom the Fellow has day to day contact and are charged with the overall responsibility of assisting the Fellows to attain maximum benefit from their Fellowship experience. The academic mentor guides the Fellow in academic experiences both at the University of Nairobi and at the host institution through regular interaction and supervisory visits. The host institution mentor guides and supervises the Fellow during field attachment.