CAWISA considers mentoring a voluntary task, a choice made to contribute to an individual’s growth and career development.
CAWISA Local Mentors are critical to its career development program. They are responsible for day-to-day active knowledge transfer and guidance of mentees to becoming funded independent investigators and future mentors. Mentoring is provided on Implementation Science (IS) research capacity and skills, leadership and project management, academic professionalism including ethics, scientific collaboration, financial responsibility in research, and health policy. The intensity and quality of mentor-mentee interactions are tracked.