Young East African Research Scientist (YEARS') forum is an initiative of EAHRC aiming to empower East African Community (EAC) young researchers to be able to shape the future of research for health in the region through mentorship of Senior Scientists in the region. EAHRC set up the Young East African Research Scientist (YEARS') forum with the purpose of training, mentoring them and setting up regional and national networks.
Students' career goals are evolutionary and good mentors assist students with their professional evolution. Mentoring is important, not only because of the knowledge and skills students can learn from mentors but also because mentoring provides professional socialization and personal support to facilitate success in graduate school and beyond.
East African Government Leaders, Legislators and Legal Executives’ (EAGLES’) Forum. EAHRC coordinates the EAGLES’ Forum. The forum brings together EAC government leaders, members of parliament, officials from the judiciary system, health experts and the EAHRC to discuss health issues. The forum that brings together the three pillars of governance in the EAC and its Partner States allows for attaining consensus and collective position on pertinent health issues. The forum is also attended by invited technocrats, development partners, members of the civil society and non-governmental organisations.
The EAGLES' Forum meeting which was conducted in March 2019 aimed at resource mobilisation for Digital Health which was attended by Deputy Secretary general's, Ministers of Health, Commissioners and Senior Officials.