COUNTRY CHAPTER: EWARD

Ethiopian Women in Agricultural Research and Development

Profile

In order to strengthen its mission, AWARD has country chapters that serve as communities of practice for African women in agricultural research. Spearheaded by AWARD alumnae, the chapters serve as a focal point for its engagements in the respective countries.

 

Contact:
  • The chairperson - Hewan Degu; 2013 AWARD Fellow

Chapter Profile

In order to strengthen its mission, AWARD has country chapters that serve as communities of practice for African women in agricultural research. Spearheaded by AWARD alumnae, the chapters serve as a focal point for its engagements in the respective countries.

Ethiopian Women in Agricultural Research and Development, EWARD, started out with 6 fellows and fellow mentees and has since grown to 50 members. The group chaired by Hewan Degu, a 2013 fellow, aims to mobilize women and girls to participate in agriculture and agricultural research thus building Ethiopia’s capacity in the field of research and science.

“We want to be part of the solution. EWARD is mindful of the important role that women in agricultural research and development can play in providing solutions that can trickle down to the small- holder farmers,” says Hewan Deg