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African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) works toward inclusive, agriculture-driven prosperity for Africa by strengthening the production and dissemination of more gender-responsive agricultural research and innovation. We invest in African scientists, research institutions, and agribusinesses so that they can deliver agricultural innovations that better respond to the needs and priorities of a diversity of women and men across Africa’s agricultural value chains.
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    September 24, 2021 News
    This episode features a conversation with Her Excellency Professor Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, a distinguished, award-winning biodiversity scientist and the sixth president of the Republic of Mauritius...
    September 23, 2021 News
    Nairobi, September 23, 2021 —We are delighted to announce the commencement of the CGIAR Gender Researchers’ Leadership and Mentoring Program featuring the participation of gender researchers fro...
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    October 12, 2021 October 15, 2021 Events
    This year, the UN Food Systems Summit calls for “bold actions to transform the way the world produces and consumes food” to advance the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Gender equality is a pre...
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    The COVID19 pandemic is breeding an equally disturbing pandemic affecting our young promising #WomenInScience #WomeninSTEM due to teenage pregnancy.. @IVVN @AWARDFellowship @Ke_AWARD we need more of these life changing mentorships now more than ever https://www.intvetvaccnet.co.uk/news/keaward-ivvn-african-schools-outreach-team-deliver-workshops-in-kenya

    Earlier this year, we asked you who was doing 👏 great work 👏 on improving #DiversityInScience.

    You recommended us these 7 orgs:

    1️⃣ @SCWIST
    2️⃣ @Ekpapalek
    3️⃣ @MawazoInstitute
    4️⃣ @AWARDFellowship
    5️⃣ @ElevateTrust
    6️⃣ @STEMWomenRwanda
    7️⃣ @OwsdSecretariat
    https://council.science/current/blog/seven-organizations-we-want-to-hear-more-from-on-diversity-in-science/

    The #UNFSS2021 is finally here!

    The @UN @FoodSystems Summit, held during #UNGA76 in New York, will be setting the
    stage for global #FoodSystems transformation to achieve the #GlobalGoals by 2030!
    Find out more about the People’s Summit: http://bit.ly/UNFSS-Home

    Meeting global hunger with local solutions - How can we feed a growing world, without increasing agriculture’s already significant environmental impact?
    http://time.SciDev.Net https://www.scidev.net/global/editorials/meeting-global-hunger-with-local-solutions/

    Your business is ready for financing to scale & grow. Are you investment-ready? What do you need to know to prepare to meet investors & to pitch effectively? Sign up for this masterclass for free on 25 Sept.
    https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUpc-ygqD4vHNKm2c-J7tN0H3UFxU3SRgmi

    @kayana_kenya @ConferencingBox @KenyaCottage

    “There’s growing global recognition that solutions can only be sustainable and relevant if they reflect people’s local realities and experiences..."
    Read more on bringing the voices of rural small-scale farmers to the UN Food System Summit: https://bit.ly/3tWn5av
    #UNFSS21

    Why do stories about #foodsystems matter?
    Today, we have an unprecedented opportunity to keep challenging our assumptions, question the narratives we take for granted, and boldly rewrite the story that will shape the future of the world.
    https://www.devex.com/news/opinion-stories-about-food-systems-and-why-they-matter-101584#.YUSRhi5b4l4.twitter
    #UNFSS2021

    Before they can be influential #ag research leaders, African women must first be scientists of uncompromising quality. As such, strengthening the scientific research skills of the fellows is a critical component of the AWARD Fellowship.
    https://bit.ly/3kiVHil
    #womeninscience

    Are you interested in research that helps advance sustainable & resilient #foodsystems, while promoting equality in societies globally?

    Join us next month for ‘Cultivating Equality: Advancing Gender Research in Agriculture & Food Systems'!

    👉🏽 https://on.cgiar.org/3r9HTde #OneCGIAR

    The worst thing we can do right now for African farmers, #foodsystems & ecosystems is to greatly narrow the solutions available, writes @CGIAR’s @jemimah_njuki.

    Instead, we should provide farmers with varied options & paths to achieving our shared goals. https://on.cgiar.org/3tBnrTB

    Take part in the virtual shared meal 🍚 on Sun, Sep 19th as we lead up to the first-ever UN @FoodSystems Summit! This will mark the first of many #SustainableSundays.
    Post a picture of a healthy, climate-friendly meal you’re eating using #GoodFood4All.
    http://bit.ly/UNFSS-TakeAction

    Without urgently tackling structural and systemic barriers to inequality, we will not achieve equitable, resilient and sustainable #foodsystems. Feminist approaches offer pathways to more equitably govern natural resources
    Read more: https://hdl.handle.net/10568/114657 #GenderinAg @WLE_CGIAR

    How can we identify and track promising interventions for #women’s empowerment through livestock development?
    See how we can we use improved data collection to capture even small changes and track progress: https://hdl.handle.net/10568/114806 #OneCGIAR #GenderinAg @ILRI @CGIAR

    Learn more about #climatechangea with Dr. Arona Diedhou, a Senior Research Director @ird_fr and a member of the AWARD Steering Committee and an advisor for the #oneplanetfellowship
    https://bit.ly/3C8w7nC

    [RSIF Weekly] Two weeks left to Apply! The Fourth Call for PhD Scholarship applications is closing soon - https://mailchi.mp/icipe/rsif-weekly-vol2-no36

    [VIDEO] During a webinar organised by @AWARDFellowship, our Manger Dr .@OsiruM shared about envisioning frameworks to address systemic causes of the persisting #Gendergap in science. Watch the complete recording. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fL4a6ldg3G4

    Intensifying its investment in Africa’s agricultural-driven prosperity,
    @AWARDFellowship has recently launched its country chapter in #Senegal to create a multi-stakeholder platform for cross-learning to help revitalize agriculture in Senegal.
    Read more: https://bit.ly/3hmNCbI

    Weekend read;
    Addressing the gender gap in sciences:

    To address the gender barriers in science, there is a need for commitment from all stakeholders at large to prioritize education that is fit for purpose and widely accessible.

    https://bit.ly/3txtaK7
    @ScienceAfrica5

    Fall armyworms pose a significant threat to Africa’s food security. 2019 Malawian #oneplanetfellowship candidate, Trust Kasambala points out that examining viable alternatives to synthetic pesticides is imperative
    Read more: https://bit.ly/3ttnEbH
    @EU_Commission @Luanarofficial

    Did you miss our webinar on Envisioning Frameworks to Address Systemic Causes of the Persisting Gender Gap in Science?
    Listen to the recording here: https://bit.ly/38QRGfZ
    #womeninscience

    Call for applications!
    The African Food Fellowship Systems Leadership Programme is looking for aspiring food system leaders in #Rwanda!
    Become part of a community of food systems leaders across the continent today.
    Apply now: https://bit.ly/3h8z4wv
    @_AfricanFood

    We have a winner!

    Congratulations to the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics @ICRISAT for winning the 2021 #AfricaFoodPrize!!

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!

    #ICYMI | 🔬 Through scientific research, we can build better and more equitable #FoodSystems. But for science to underpin better food systems, equality must first underpin the science, writes @Dorinebolo on the Farming First blog.

    https://bit.ly/3yFh9o2

    #EP1 of @AWARDFellowship 🎙️is up!
    "It is therefore imperative that policymakers, academicians, researchers have a shared understanding of and commit to catalyzing and sustaining innovation in agri-food systems.” Ms. Judith Anne Francis
    https://bit.ly/3gLDjxH
    #agspirations

    Bourses de doctorat du Fonds régional d’innovation et de bourses d’études (RSIF) du PASET
    Le quatrième appel à candidatures est désormais ouvert.
    Date limite de soumission : 30 septembre 2021 à 17h00 (heure d’Afrique de l’Est ; UTC+3) @uacbenin @iucea

    Before they can be influential #ag research leaders, African women must first be scientists of uncompromising quality. As such, strengthening the scientific research skills of the fellows is a critical component of the AWARD Fellowship.
    https://bit.ly/3kiVHil
    #womeninscience

    Dr. Fiona Moejes of @MawazoInstitute will be part of a panel discussion speaking on: Envisioning Frameworks to address Systemic Causes of the Persisting Gender Gap in Science. Organized by @AWARDFellowship on September 3, 2021.
    Register here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ZIYzbk4vScazVqXj3RAd-Q

    Dr. Fiona W. Moejes of MawazoInstitute will be part of a panel discussion speaking on: Envisioning Frameworks to address Systemic Causes of the Persisting Gender Gap in Science. Organized by @AWARDFellowship on September 3, 2021.
    Register here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ZIYzbk4vScazVqXj3RAd-Q

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