About AWARD

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African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) works toward inclusive, agriculture-driven prosperity for the African continent 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.
Since 2008, AWARD has, through individually tailored two-year fellowships, worked to strengthen the research and leadership skills of African women in agricultural science, empowering them to contribute more effectively to alleviating poverty and increasing food security in sub-Saharan Africa.

Upcoming Training Courses

APPLY NOW FOR AWARD'S LEADERSHIP PROGRAM FOR AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT (LEPARD)

AWARD is pleased to announce the upcoming LEPARD course from August 27-31, 2018 which will be hosted by the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) in Hyderabad, India. LEPARD, a leadership development program, seeks to support the capacity of agricultural research institutions to ensure gender responsiveness in their functions and service delivery. This course targets female and male staff of national, regional and/or international agricultural research institutions, with managerial or supervisory responsibilities.


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APPLY NOW FOR AWARD'S WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT COURSE
(WLMC)

AWARD is excited to announce the upcoming Women’s Leadership and Management Training Course that will be held in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The training will be hosted by the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and will take place from September 30 to October 6, 2018. It will focus on building leadership and managerial skills, including sustaining team performance, managing conflict, and creating alliances. Trainers will also work to tailor the course to the individual needs of participants so that they can work through specific challenges.


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