The objective of the one-day event is to reflect on our journey and celebrate our achievements as we look ahead.

We will unveil a special AWARD@10 publication; stimulating panel discussions; moving testimonials; informative exhibitions among others. The chief guests will be Her Excellency Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, a biodiversity scientist and the sixth President of the Republic of Mauritius.

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AWARD invites interested AWARD Fellows and its partner institutions with a focus on gender and agriculture to exhibit at the event. The exhibitions will run throughout the day and special time will be allocated for participants to visit the stands. To facilitate vibrant interaction between the exhibitors and the event delegates, AWARD Communications will integrate social media reporting within the exhibition to enhance visibility and sharing of key messages beyond the on-site event.

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Registration for the event is via an online platform here: All participants are advised to register in advance. Registration closes on November 15, 2018 and there will be no registration on location.


Her Excellency Ameenah Gurib-Fakim

Sixth President of the Republic of Mauritius

Dr. Jemimah Njuki

Chairperson, AWARD Steering Committee

Vicki Wilde

Senior Program Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Dr. Yemi Akinbamijo

Executive Director, Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA)

Dr. Aldo Stroebel

Executive Director Strategic Partnerships, National Research Foundation, South Africa

Dr. Joyce B. M. Mutinda

Chairperson, National Gender & Equality Commission, Kenya

Dr. Peter Matlon

Past Managing Director, Africa Programs, Rockefeller Foundation

Dr. Jacob Mignouna

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

Jennie van der Mheen

Account Manager Africa, Wageningen University and Research

Dr. Kathryn Toure

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

Prof. Nelson Torto

Executive Director, African Academy of Sciences

Dr. Judith Lungu

Deputy Vice Chancellor, Mulungushi University

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