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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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    I won the AWARD Advanced Science Training (AST) opportunity and was awarded a placement at DuPont Pioneer in collaboration with Iowa State University (ISU) in the USA. The train...
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    Establishing connections between research and practice is at the core of the AWARD Kenyan chapter's mandate. That is why they are actively empowering smallholder communities in Kenya to better adapt to the current farming conditions. Congratulations @Ke_AWARD!
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    A great afternoon with @Ke_AWARD @AWARDFellowship @nakurucounty @ImmaculateMaina enhancing capacity of women farmers in high quality dairy feeding #genderempowerment #improvedlivelihoods #economicempowernment

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    Today I celebrate these amazing @Ke_AWARD @AWARDFellowship #womeninscience #WomenInSTEM for the excellent farmer training @NakuruCountyGov. You are just the best! Keep it up Ladies!

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    To adequately implement policies and innovations that shape the research agenda we must tap on all available resources including men and women equally. @WAVE_Programme Director, Dr. Justin Pita, explains why we need to pay attention to gender in research
    https://bit.ly/2TBcl3u

    Check out the new @AWARDFellowship @amakastudio article w/ @wanjirukr on why agricultural research is a game-changer 🔬 and the key to ensuring Africa’s #foodsecurity and safeguarding the future. 🌍

    📰 👉 http://ow.ly/ZnWj50FAKU5

    🔊 Call for applications for @CGIAR Researchers’ Leadership and Mentoring Program 📖. Register and equip yourself with practical tools to increase your visibility, gain influence, and accelerate the impact of #gender research.
    👉🏽 https://bit.ly/3AFyKx8 @AWARDFellowship @IFPRI

    The @FoodSystems pre-summit starts today! Catch up on the latest evidence-based and scientific approaches from around the world as we accelerate #foodsystems transformation and join @CGIARgender events on July 27
    Register here: https://bit.ly/3xW6rJc #GenderinAg @CGIAR @ILRI

    What we are reading:

    Reframing social and global problems could yield viable solutions to major issues such as climate change and gender inequality.

    Read more: https://bit.ly/36WI4PS

    Better data can help close the gender gap. To do this, we need to find the gaps in evidence that still exist and tackle them head-on.
    Read more via @wef blog: https://bit.ly/3By86qE

    Applications are now open for the PRC's Structural Transformation of African and Asian Agriculture and Rural Spaces (STAAARS+) Fellows Program.

    Submission deadline: August 15, 2021,11:59 PM New York time.
    More info and how to apply: https://bit.ly/3y1SLML
    @IFPRI @FeedtheFuture

    Join us @IFPRI and @MNForum as we discuss Women's #Nutrition, #Empowerment #Leadership at the @FoodSystems Pre-Summit next week. Which organizations are committed to gender equality in their leadership, policies and outcomes. Register at https://lnkd.in/dGG2CVb

    Today, @AWARDFellowship in partnership with @WAVE_Programme is launching a training program, WAVE Women Career Accelerator (WWCA), to strengthen the scientific, leadership, and mentoring skills of African women scientists working within @WAVE_Programme. https://bit.ly/3xZAsrx

    Check out the new @AWARDFellowship @amakastudio article w/ @wanjirukr on why agricultural research is a game-changer 🔬 and the key to ensuring Africa’s #foodsecurity and safeguarding the future. 🌍

    📰 👉 http://ow.ly/ZnWj50FAKU5

    Through the @CGIARgender Researchers’ Leadership and Mentoring Program, @AWARDFellowship is committed to developing effective and confident gender research leaders.
    Apply for the program here: https://bit.ly/3AFyKx8 #GenderinAg
    For @CGIAR researchers only

    We need to transform food systems if we're to meet the existential challenges of our time. We'll be attending this UN Food Systems Summit event to take a step in that direction. Join us this Friday! Register here: https://bit.ly/3ipJPKF

    Individual drivers are important at higher education levels and work environments in research institutions, where personality traits such as a good work ethic, and self-motivation are key determinants of success.

    Learn more: https://bit.ly/2VYILpB
    #GenderinAg
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    Job opportunity with @CGIARgender❗️

    Want to support research on #GenderInAg? ⚖️
    Expert in monitoring and evaluation? 📈

    Apply by August 14, 2021 📅⬇️
    https://gender.cgiar.org/news-events/vacancy-monitoring-and-performance-manager-closing-date-august-14-2021

    @ILRI @CGIAR @MEL_CGIAR @genderfocus @GFARforum @AWARDFellowship @GREATAgResearch #OneCGIAR

    Call for applications 📣 @CGIARgender in collaboration with @AWARDFellowship is announcing the call for the CGIAR Gender Researchers’ Leadership and Mentoring Program!

    Read what it's all about and apply by 31 July 👉🏾 https://on.cgiar.org/3er9gKt #OneCGIAR #GenderinAg

    Call for applications 📣 @CGIARgender in collaboration with @AWARDFellowship is announcing the call for the CGIAR Gender Researchers’ Leadership and Mentoring Program!

    Read what it's all about and apply by 31 July 👉🏾 https://on.cgiar.org/3er9gKt #OneCGIAR #GenderinAg

    Do you want be at the center of conversations that put gender equality at the heart of food systems transformation? Register for ‘Cultivating Equality: Advancing Gender Research in Agriculture and Food System"conference 📅12-15 October
    ➡️ https://bit.ly/2VzXreD #GenderinAg @WUR

    To achieve equality in science, we need to recognize the role of women and girls in Science. Through the AWARD Leadership Program for Emerging African Women in science, we are supporting young women in science to define their career paths early
    https://bit.ly/2VYILpB

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    What we are reading:

    @AWARDFellowship works with institutions in various countries to strengthen their capacity to deliver gender-responsive research from design to implementation and dissemination.

    Learn more: https://bit.ly/3ikZuLi

    Through our GRARD initiative, we aim to catalyze transformative changes in scientists and ARD institutions by enabling different level actors to conduct and promote inclusive agricultural research and innovations.
    Read more: https://bit.ly/3xKBzLO

    Happening now!
    The launch of the AWARD Leadership Program for Emerging African Women in Science.

    We are live on Facebook! Tune in and learn more about the Program

    https://fb.watch/6Nh3XaVPCq/

    The @CGIARgender in collaboration with @AWARDFellowship has announced the call for application for the @CGIAR #Gender Researchers’ Leadership and Mentoring Program.
    See the requirements and application process here: https://bit.ly/3AFyKx8 #GenderinAg #OneCGIAR #foodsystems

    Ke-AWARD is today celebrating #Success #excellence #AgentsOfChange at Muthurwa Primary school. The champions are focused on the ultimate prize, great leaders of tomorrow

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    How can we protect natural ecosystems to transform #FoodSystems?

    ✅Protect forests, oceans, lakes & rivers
    ✅Transform supply chains
    ✅Raise environmental standards
    ✅Work with local communities

    Explore the @FoodSystems action areas for more ways!

    ▶️ http://bit.ly/UNFSS-SC

    Driving active dialogue, supporting and leading the work,@malawiaward is making sure that they not only create a positive difference but also build the science and leadership skills of its members to facilitate sustainable and #inclusiveagriculture.
    https://bit.ly/2UN5JPX

    As part of my personal Climate Action inspired by #OnePlanetFellowship @AWARDFellowship, I have decided that whatever opportunity I get, I will celebrate by planting trees. Today I am celebrating Plant Molecular Biology Training offered to me by @JRbiotek by planting trees. 1/2

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    .@AKADEMIYA2063 is looking for a Managing Director

    Find out more about this role, and apply by August, 9: https://akademiya2063.org/jobs.php

    @OxfordHR

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