Mentoring Programme

Mentoring for Effective Nature Conservation (MENC)

Join this exciting mentoring programme to connect across organisations, develop new skills and enhance your own performance!

The establishment of a strong and effective network of organisations working for nature conservation in the Mediterranean Basin is one of the legacies of MAVA Foundation and it is crucial for their leaders to operate effectively in order to make sustainable impacts in and beyond the conservation sector.

The Mentoring for Effective Nature Conservation Programme aims at supporting participants in their individual learning and leadership development and thus strengthen the capacity of all partner organisations to increase their individual and joint impact.

Who can apply

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© Azem Ramadani
group picture of conservationists
© MAVA Academy

This programme is open for MAVA partners from the Mediterranean Basin.

Interested mentors and mentees need to be open-minded, ready to learn and committed to nature conservation.

In addition, you should have at least one year of employment within your organization.

To apply as a mentor you should have good communication skills and be a good listener as well as show real interest in the mentee and their development. Mentors should also have at least seven years of professional experience. Previously trained Mentors are also welcome to apply and need not take part in all of the training sessions.

As part of your application, we ask that you show you have the support of the CEO or a senior executive of your organisation in applying for and undertaking this programme.

The programme will be in English and is provided free of costs for the participants.

Check out the recording of the Mentoring awareness and Q&A webinar on the 06 April 2022.

Also you can download the presentation of the webinar here.

Application for the programme will be open from 07. to 30. April 2022

In this programme, you will

  • experience the power and potential of mentoring to foster long term personal and professional growth
  • become more aware of your own leadership style and impact on others
  • enhance your ability to collaborate across boundaries
  • develop greater understanding and cooperation between generations
  • Connect with other like-minded individuals working in conservation

Register here!

Time commitment & Schedule

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  • The whole duration of the programme is 8 months, of which 2 months for application, training and preparation and 6 months of mentoring relationship.
  • Mentor training: 6 online sessions of 2 hours in June
  • Mentee preparation: 3 hours in July
  • Mentors and mentees introduction meeting: 1 hour in July
  • Post matching workshops: 3 hours in July
  • Regular meetings between mentors and mentees (at least one per month)
  • Check-in calls and optional peer meetings
  • Final meeting in January 2023

Application process:

  • 06 April 2022; 11.00 CEST - Information and Q&A webinar
  • 07 April 2022 – Opening of application
  • 30 April 2022; Midnight - Application deadline
  • May 2022 - Application interviews

Mentoring training:

  • 07 June 2022; 10-12 CEST
  • 09 June 2022; 10-12 CEST
  • 14 June 2022; 10-12 CEST
  • 21 June 2022; 15-17 CEST
  • 22 June 2022; 15-17 CEST
  • 28 June 2022; 10-12 CEST

(Previously trained Mentors by Mowgli Mentoring do not need take part in all of the training sessions)


  • 01 July 2022; 10-13 CEST – Mentee preparation

Mentors & Mentees:

  • 28 June 2022; 12-13.15 CEST
  • 05 July 2022; 10-13 CEST – Post matching session

For more information please contact Leonie Kraut (mentoring [at]


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