Development of Learning Objectives For Mentorship Programs

A Free Webinar Hosted by UGHE's Center for Gender Equity

Date: Tuesday, September  29, 2020
Time: 3PM CAT (GMT +2), 9AM EST

We warmly invite you to join a one hour webinar ,hosted by UGHE’s Center for Gender Equity, on how best to develop learning objectives in mentorships that are achievable in a set timeframe, that are relevant in leadership skill development, health service delivery, and research, and support both mentees and mentors refine their goals for future success.

Hosted by the Center for Gender Equity’s Chair, Tsion Yohannes, the diverse panel line-up will welcome high-calibre experts from UGHE, WomenLiftHealth and LSHTM to share their valuable knowledge on institutionalizing mentorship, and the attributes needed by a good mentor in order to do so successfully. Participants will also review the tools available for designing programs that graduate from simple to higher level learning objectives and learn about importance of setting SMART goals. 



Tsion Yohannes Waka,

Director, Center for Gender Equity, UGHE

Tsion Yohannes Waka joins the UGHE team as a faculty and the Chair of the Center for Gender Equity in February 2020. Tsion is responsible for mainstreaming gender in the academic, research, and community development projects of UGHE. Before this role, Tsion was engaged with UGHE as the chief organizer for Women Leaders in Global Health Conference of 2019. 

Prior to joining University of Global Health Equity in Rwanda, Tsion was engaged in production of a Preliminary Gender Profile of Ethiopia and a National Assessment on Accessibility and Availability of Rehabilitative and Reintegration Services for Survivors of Violence for UN Women Ethiopia, among various researches.  She has also been working for 16 years as a gender expert and consultant with a number of international and local non-governmental and government organizations through participating in community engagement projects, conducting researches, evaluations, gender analysis, audit and impact assessments in relation to various thematic areas such as reproductive health, child rights and other development issues. Her roles also included giving trainings on gender-based violence, gender equality and gender mainstreaming to schools, university students, community members and technical staff in international and local NGOs. Some of the organizations she has previously worked with include Addis Ababa University, World Bank, UNWomen Ethiopia, Fredrich Ebert Stiftung (FES), Women in Self-Employment (WISE), Deutscher Entwicklungsdienst (DED), Menschen Fuer Menschen, Mary Joy Aid Through Development, USAID- ATEP, Oxfam Canada and Novib, British Council etc.


Professor Agnes Binagwaho, MD, M(Ped), PHD

Vice Chancellor, UGHE

Professor Agnes Binagwaho is a Rwandan pediatrician who returned to Rwanda in July of 1996, two years after the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi. Since then, she has provided clinical care in the public sector, served the Rwandan Health Sector (2001-2016) in high-level government positions, first as the Executive Secretary of Rwanda’s National AIDS Control Commission, then as Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health, and 5 years as Minister of Health. She co-founded the University of Global Health Equity (UGHE), an initiative of Partners In Health, which focuses on changing how health care is delivered around the world by training global health professionals who strive to deliver more equitable, quality health services for all. 

Professor Binagwaho currently resides in Rwanda and is the Vice -Chancellor of the University of Global Health Equity. She is specialized in emergency pediatrics, neonatology, and the treatment of HIV/AIDS. She completed her MD at the Universite Libre de Bruxelles and her MA in Pediatrics at the Universite de Bretagne Occidentale. She was also awarded an Honorary Doctor of Science from Dartmouth College and earned a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Rwanda College of Medicine. 

Professor Binagwaho currently serves as a Senior Advisor to the Director General of the World Health Organization, and as a member of multiple Advisory Board and Board of Directors including the Rockefeller Foundation Board. She is a member of a number of international working groups and task forces in global health for the United Nations and independent organizations and also sits on the Editorial Board of several scientific journals and serves on multiple scientific commissions. 

Previously, she co-chaired the Millennium Development Goal Project Task Force on HIV/AIDS and Access to Essential Medicines for the Secretary-General of the United Nations under the leadership of Professor Jeffrey Sachs (MGGs). Professor Binagwaho also co-chaired the Joint Learning Initiative on Children and HIV/AIDS (JLICA) (2006–09) and founded the Rwandan Pediatric Society, chairing it until 2019. Since 2016, she has been a member of the American National Academy of Medicine and since 2017 a Fellow of the African Academy of Sciences. In 2015, Professor Binagwaho received the annual Roux Prize and Ronald McDonald House Charities Award of Excellence.

She is currently a senior Lecturer in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School, a Professor of Pediatrics at UGHE, as well as an Adjunct Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine. Professor Binagwaho’s academic engagements include research in implementation sciences, research on human rights to health, health services delivery systems strengthening, HIV/AIDS, and pediatric care. She has published over 190 peer- reviewed articles and has recently been nominated in Avance Media’s 2020 100 Most Influential Women in Africa List.

Dr. Claire Bayntun 

Programme Director for the Executive Programme for Global Health Leadership at LSHTM

Dr Claire Bayntun,BSc PG Dip MSc MBBS MPH FFPH ILM7, Clinical Consultant in Global Public Health, Senior Leadership Advisor, Public Health England; and Director of Global Leadership Programmes at London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

Claire is a medical doctor specialising in the field of Global Public Health, while continuing to clinically practice in Health Protection. She participated in the Ebola crisis in West Africa, supporting the development of services on the ground, reporting for the UN High Level Panel on Global Response to Health Crises, and evaluating the response of Medecins sans Frontieres in Sierra Leone.

Previously, Claire worked as a regional NGO Manager in West Africa, as a Management Consultant for the third sector and with WHO Collaborating Centres as an Academic Clinical Fellow, with a focus on health system strengthening and crises management.

Claire has qualifications in Psychology (BSc University of York), the Political Economy of Development, Conflict and Human Rights (MSc School of Oriental & African Studies, London), as an international photojournalist (PostGrad Diploma, University of London Arts), in addition to Public Health (MPH, Imperial College, and professional qualifications from the Faculty of Public Health), Medicine and Surgery (MBBS University of London).

Having completed the Chartered Institute of Management‘s training Certificate at Level 4, Claire has progressed to complete studies with the Institute of Leadership & Management, Executive Level 7. She is a trained mentor, accredited Executive Coach (ILM Level 7) and accredited Assessor and Facilitator for Emotional Intelligence (EQi 2.0). Claire is a designated Role Model for Women in Higher Education for the Aurora Leadership Programme (The Leadership Foundation).

Claire is an Examiner for the Diploma in the Medical Care of Catastrophes, and is Vice President of the Royal Society of Medicine.

Claire’s interests are in supporting the Planetary Health movement, and in enabling individuals to flourish in roles serving the health and well-being of populations.

Dr. Paul Kadetz 

Associate Professor & Chair of the Executive Education Center, UGHE

Dr. Paul Kadetz is an Associate Professor and serves as the Chair of the Center for Executive Education. Paul has served as the Director and/or Founder of graduate and undergraduate programs in global and public health for Leiden University in The Netherlands; The University of Liverpool, in Suzhou, China; and in the U.S. at Marshall University (where he also served as the Chair of the Department of Public Health); and Drew University (where he held the Robert Fisher Oxnam endowment of Science and Society). Most recently he served as Deputy Director of the Center for Global Health at Zhejiang University in China. Paul has also designed and taught executive education courses in Refugee Health for the Refugee Studies Center at The University of Oxford, and in Engineering, Health and Development for the Department of Engineering at The University of San Diego. Paul has also served as a research associate with the Refugee Studies Centre at The University of Oxford and as a researcher, facilitator, and rapporteur for the Western Pacific Region Office of the World Health Organization. Paul has a broad educational and clinical background as a Nurse Practitioner (MSN), Critical Care Nurse (BSN), and Acupuncturist/Herbalist (MSOM). He also holds a MPH in International Health and Development (Tulane), a MSc in Medical Anthropology (Oxford), and a PhD in International Development (Oxford). Paul’s research has been presented in over 100 international conferences and published in over 60 journals and books. His research includes the determinants of chronic malnutrition among the Maya of Guatemala; the impacts of health care integration in the rural Philippines; the impact of health diplomacy on the health care system of Madagascar; the status of refugee camps in Leros, Greece; and the socio-cultural factors impacting antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in rural Anhui province, China. Paul was recently awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities grant to examine the historical development of AMR in China. He currently serves as the co-editor-in-chief for the two-volume Encyclopedia of Health Humanities to be published by Springer in 2022.

Dr. Assan Jaye 

Senior Scientist and the Head of Research Training at the Medical Research Council The Gambia Unit (MRCG) at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)

Dr Assan Jaye graduated as a Veterinarian in 1988 from Ahmadu Bello University in Nigeria. Following his PhD at Brunel University (1989-1993), Assan joined the MRC Unit the Gambia in 1993 as a Rockefeller early post-doc research trainee. In 1998, Assan was appointed as an International Senior Scientist and group leader for HIV Immunology in the then Viral Diseases Program, which he later led as interim head in 2008.  He worked as Head of MRC West Africa Collaboration from 2010-2015 at the Bacteriology-Virology Unit of Cheikh Anta Diop University in Senegal, when he coordinated a regional collaborative HIV-2 Research and Intervention Network. Dr Jaye is a Fellow of the African Academy of Sciences (2015) and has received professional recognition awards that include Elizabeth Glaser Paediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) International Leadership Award (2007); MRCG Director’s Award for Inspirational Research Leader (2013); Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Science and Technology Award for outstanding contribution in the field of Viral Immunology and Research Training (2017), the LSHTM Directors award for Excellence and Innovation in Developing Students as Researchers (2018). Due to his passion for capacity development, in March 2016, Dr Assan Jaye was appointed as the Head and Senior Manager, Research Training and Career Development at MRCG at the LSHTM.

Dr. Ayoade Alakija

Former Chief Humanitarian Coordinator, Nigeria; Global Advisory Board Member, WomenLiftHealth

Dr. Ayoade Olatunbosun-Alakija MD, MSc, “A humanitarian and activist for social justice, Dr. Alakija is a globally renowned authority on bridging the nexus between humanitarian action and sustainable human development. As Nigeria’s Chief Humanitarian Coordinator, at the helm of the Emergency Coordination Centre, she has served as a high-level interlocutor between state and non-state actors at governmental and intergovernmental levels. She has a verifiable track record of delivering results with a demonstrated ability to identify and troubleshoot critical and complex issues in the context of countries in conflict and crisis. Visionary leader and strategic thinker spearheading the Nigerian led humanitarian response and action for post conflict reconstruction, human redevelopment and rehabilitation. Sought after international expert on world class programming, resource mobilisation, brokering partnerships and catalysing action where required. High level global connectivity augments incomparable convening power for pioneering Private+ Partnerships between national, international and local actors. Spearheaded the first nationally driven and Nigerian led National Conversation on Bridging the Humanitarian – Development – Peace nexus held in June 2018 and the Nigerian Nexus Reliance Strategy (NNRS) in consultation with the World Bank.