A Decade of Advancing Inclusive Agricultural Research

The year 2018 was exciting for African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) as we marked a decade since the founding of our flagship initiative, the AWARD Fellowship. At a one-day event which was held in Nairobi at the Trademark hotel, more than 300 participants including leading international actors in the field of agricultural research and development convened to discuss the gains made in advancing inclusivity and how to accelerate these. Participants were drawn from the universities, international research institutions, government bodies, donors and global non-governmental organizations. The Guest of Honor was Her Excellency, Dr. Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, a leading biodiversity scientist and the sixth President of Mauritius.


Her Excellency Ameenah Gurib-Fakim

Sixth President of the Republic of Mauritius

Dr. Joyce B. M. Mutinda

Chairperson, National Gender & Equality Commission, Kenya

Ms. Wanjira Mathai

Board of Trustees, ICRAF

Panel: Improving the Numbers and Experiences of Women in Research: Institutions' Perspective
Dr. Judith Lungu

Deputy Vice Chancellor, Mulungushi University

Ms. Jennie van der Mheen

Account Manager Africa, Wageningen University and Research

Dr. Theopoline Omagano Amushendje

University of Namibia

Panel: Improving the Numbers and Experiences of Women in Research: Funding Perspectives
Dr. Kathryn Toure

Regional Director, Sub-Saharan Africa, International Development Research Centre

Dr. Jacob Mignouna

Director, Biosciences eastern and central Africa-ILRI Hub, NEPAD/AU

Prof. Nelson Torto

Executive Director, African Academy of Sciences

Ms. Pilirani Khoza

AWARD Fellow Mentee, Malawi

Mr. Gideon Kirui

Student, University of Nairobi

Ms. Vicki Wilde

Senior Program Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Dr. Peter Matlon

Past Managing Director, Africa Programs, Rockefeller Foundation

Dr. Jemimah Njuki

Chairperson, AWARD Steering Committee

Dr. Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg

AWARD Director


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A Decade of Advancing Inclusive Agricultural Research:
The AWARD Story

This report illustrates how investment in widening the pipeline of women agricultural researchers in leadership is contributing to gender-responsive agricultural research and development. It reflects selected results achieved over the last 10 years thanks to the collaboration and commitment of our partners.

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Congratulatory Messages from AGRA, IFPRI and ReSAKKS
A Decade of Building Capacity of Women Scientists


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