Mentorship of Libya-based analysts and researchers

The Mentorship Programme is a training programme established to equip young junior analysts based in Libya with the skills to professionally write, present, and discuss policy research. The courses are designed to build the analysts’ fundamental skills to conduct research. They focus on work organization, analytical reading, critical thinking, field research, and the writing process.

The programme’s methodology is built on several years of testing. It integrates hands-on application, discussions, peer reviews, and workshops. This comprehensive approach aims to immerse the junior analysts in the writing process and familiarise them with the best academic practices and culture.

The programme aims to produce research that can better inform local and international policy makers on specific, timely problems in Libya. On the longer-term, it will contribute to build a new generation of young analysts who can inform the policy making process in and outside of Libya.

The programme currently trains junior analysts in Libya from different professional backgrounds, including research, journalism, non-governmental organizations, and international organizations. Our vision is to deliver the programme to more analysts in Libya and extend its reach to candidates in other countries in the Middle Eastern and North African region.

This initiative is funded by the European Union in the framework of “The Dialogue Platform for Libya’s Future” project (FPI / 2022/433-693). Its contents are the sole responsibility of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Union.