AWARD envisions a robust, resilient, and gender responsive agricultural innovation system working to drive prosperity and food and nutrition security for Africa. We invest in African scientists and institutions so that they can deliver innovative, sustainable, gender-responsive agricultural research and development for the continent. Our 2017-2022 strategy focuses on three key components:


Through our 2-year career development fellowship, AWARD invests in the leadership, mentoring, and scientific research skills of high-achieving African women scientists to ensure that capable, confident, and influential African women scientists are available to lead critical advances and innovations in agricultural research and development for the continent.


We support African agricultural research institutions to prioritize and embrace gender responsiveness in both policy and practice. Working with select institutions, we partner to grow their capacity for gender responsive agricultural research by leveraging the talents of gender-diverse research teams, and by strengthening gender prioritization in research design, implementation, and dissemination. Supporting the agribusiness sector become more gender responsive ensures that once it is produced, gender responsive research is disseminated and scaled up in ways that retain the focus on bridging the gender gap in African agriculture.

Enabling environment

We are working to ensure that gender responsiveness becomes a norm embedded in the culture and practice of African agricultural research by building an enabling environment for gender responsiveness. We focus on increasing the visibility of women scientists and leaders, generating and curating the evidence base on gender responsiveness in agricultural research, and working to transform the growing awareness of gender issues into policies, programs, and accountability mechanisms.

Appel à candidatures pour les bourses de formation

A la quête de chercheuses de l’Afrique francophone

AWARD lance un appel à candidature pour son programme de bourses de formation 2017 qui est ouvert cette année aux femmes scientifiques de l’Afrique francophone. Ce programme d’une durée de deux ans, offre une opportunité unique de développement de carrière à un nombre croissant de femmes chercheuses dans le but de promouvoir une recherche innovante et des avancées technologiques dans le secteur agricole qui soient axées sur les besoins et réalités de divers groupes sociaux, y compris des femmes.

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2017 AWARD Fellowship call for applications

Seeking top women scientists from Francophone Africa

AWARD is excited to announce the launch of the 2017 francophone call for fellowship applications. The AWARD Fellowship is a two-year career development program that invests in the continent’s leading women agricultural scientists to ensure a growing cohort of capable, confident, and influential African women scientists available to lead critical gender-responsive advances and innovations in the agricultural sector.

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