Applications for the second phase of the PATHWAYS Mentoring Program are now open.

Applications will close on 28 June 2021, after a two-week recruitment period.

In its pilot phase, the PATHWAYS Mentoring Program ran digitally via the official PATHWAYS online mentoring portal and other means of virtual communication.

The program committee expects that each mentor-mentee pairings connect virtually at least once a month. Given the current COVID-19 environment, the PATHWAYS committee recommends participants connect virtually where appropriate.

If you are not an active member of AIYA and wish to apply as a mentee, please make sure to renew your membership through ​this ​link​. AIYA members will receive an email detailing how to apply for the program.

Recruitment of mentors will be conducted by the CAUSINDY Alumni Team, and recruitment of mentees will be conducted by AIYA.

Please refer to the ‘​Who is eligible​’ section on this website​.

Six factors help to determine the mentor-mentee matching process: sector; age; organisation; region; field/topic; and gender. The PATHWAYS Mentoring Program matching criteria prioritises areas of expertise and cross-cultural pairing, which promotes participants to gain new social, cultural  and gender-related perspectives, in addition to growing their professional competencies.

Additionally, the program intends to attract participants with a 50/50 gender and nationality split, but ultimately this be dependent on the nature of applications received.