PAMCA Call For Applications: Women in Vector Control Mentorship Programme ‘LiftHer2’ (Cohort 002)

The Pan-African Mosquito Control Association (PAMCA) foresees mentorship as a key steppingstone in strengthening the role of women in vector control (WiVC) and for advancing their involvement in the leadership arena. The association is calling out for applications for the second cohort of the PAMCA Women in Vector Control Mentorship Programme ‘LiftHer2’, either as a Mentor or Mentee. The mentorship programme is an annual programme that focuses on women working on vector-borne diseases in the African continent. Mentors and Mentees will be competitively selected from a shortlist of applicants based on a pre-determined criterion.

Objectives:

  1. To develop a structured and robust mentorship programme targeting African WiVC
  2. To promote personal and professional development through knowledge transfer from skilled women in vector-borne diseases (VBDs) in Africa and the diaspora
  3. To empower and build confidence in the work done by WiVC

Eligibility:

Mentees’ Eligibility

  •  Applications are welcome from women who are actively engaged in VBDs control initiatives.
  • The programme is only available to Africa-based career women in VBDs whose country of residence and citizenship is in Africa.
  •  Duly subscribed PAMCA members in the year 2023.
  •  Applicants must apply to become members if not already.
  • PAMCA Membership is open to all those with an interest in the field and the Association.

Mentors’ Eligibility

  •  Applications are welcome from women who are actively engaged in VBDs.
  • The programme is open to mid and senior-career women in Africa and the diaspora. Applicants are encouraged to register as a PAMCA member in the year 2023.
  •  PAMCA Membership is open to all those with an interest in the field and the Association.

Read more here.

Application deadline June 30, 2023.

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