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Age-friendly Environments Mentorship Programme (MENTOR-AFE)


Handicap International/Nitin Upadhye

Building leaders for the next decade of age-friendly cities and communities.

Do you want to be more skilled at transforming your city or community to be a better place for people of all ages?

The Age-friendly Environments Mentorship Programme, MENTOR-AFE, provides opportunities for:

  • emerging and established leaders of age-friendly communities to further develop their skills with the support of a mentor; and
  • existing experts to share their knowledge and experience and to develop mentees’ skills to lead, influence and implement age-friendly environments, and in doing so, reinforcing their own leadership and expertise.

MENTOR-AFE aims to build skills that are important for developing age-friendly environments, including:

  • advocating for older people and age-friendly environments;
  • building strategic partnerships;
  • facilitating participatory processes;
  • understanding and addressing inequalities;
  • conducting a baseline assessment;
  • developing an action plan and evidence-based programme design;
  • managing and coordinating teams;
  • implementing and managing an age-friendly project or programme of work;
  • analysing and developing policies;
  • monitoring and evaluation;
  • imparting knowledge and skills to others;
  • fundraising;
  • designing and implementing campaigns; and
  • communicating and promoting project activities.

Be one of the first mentees or mentors to join the programme. MENTOR-AFE will be launched in September 2018, and will support up to 20 mentor partnerships for one year. While MENTOR-AFE has been informed by other successful programmes we will be seeking mentee and mentor feedback along the year to help to make the programme a success.

Applications for the May 2018 round has closed.

MENTOR-AFE is a joint programme of the World Health Organization and the International Federation on Ageing.