Women in Mosques Development Programme 2018 (Pilot)
As part of MCB’s mosque capacity building programme based on the theme #PeopleNotBuildings, a pilot Women in Mosques Development Programme was launched in March 2018, designed to accelerate the development of 20 upcoming female leaders in their local communities
The programme involves 1-to-1 mentoring between mentees and an experienced mosque trustees or board member, as well as a series of personal development workshops over a 6-month period (July to Dec 2018)
The program also includes visits to best practice mosques across the UK, training on topics such as charity law, governance, volunteer management and public speaking, and networking with organisations looking to recruit female trustees and managers
Who’s on the programme?
20 upcoming female leaders are on the pilot programme. They are all interested in making an impact in a leadership role in a mosque or third sector organisation in future, and they have demonstrated past experience in organising events or initiatives in their local community, mosque or university student society.
What happens next?
The Women in Mosques Development Programme is one of a number of initiatives planned by the Muslim Council of Britain in 2018-19 and beyond to support the capacity building of women in Muslim communities.
The learning points and feedback from this pilot Women in Mosques Development Programme will be reviewed in early 2019 with a view to launching a new improved programme later in 2019.
For further information, feel free to get in touch here.
- Full speech by Harun Khan, MCB Secretary General, at launch event in March 2018 can be downloaded here.
- Press Release for launch of programme in March 2018.