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.

News Updates

CALL TO APPLY FOR THE AWARD
PAN-AFRICAN FELLOWSHIP

We are pleased to announce that the call for the second round of the AWARD Pan-African Fellowship is now open! The AWARD Pan-African Fellowship was initiated in 2017 with support from the Agropolis Fondation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) country missions. It seeks to extend the benefits of the AWARD Fellowship to female scientists from francophone Africa and to maximize interactions between English and French speaking African women agricultural scientists.


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

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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