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About this program

The AWARD Leadership Program for Emerging African Women in Science is a customized learning experience targeting young African women in science under the age of 35 years. The program is designed to equip participants with the skills and confidence to lead and innovate in the scientific world.

The underrepresentation of women in leadership roles ultimately affects progress toward sustainable development and the achievement of the global sustainable development goals. To ensure women’s effective participation in leadership, it is critical that women access learning opportunities to gain skills that will equip them to lead effectively.

 

Program structure

The Program comprises highly interactive training sessions on leadership, mentoring, proposal writing, communication skills, and one-on-one coaching sessions. Participants will get a deeper understanding of:

– Effective leadership styles and developing their leadership potential
– How to define their career path and leverage networks to advance their careers
– How to develop personal brands to build confidence in pitching their research ideas to potential funding agencies and collaborators
– The necessary tools and skills to successfully manage teams, navigate organizational dynamics, build alliances, and take risks

Eligibility and participation

The call opened on June 15, 2021, and closed on June 23, 2021, with 24 candidates selected from Benin, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Senegal, Tanzania, and Uganda.

The AWARD Leadership Program for Emerging African Women in Science is tailored to address some of the challenges that impede young women’s growth into leadership in science.

 

MEET THE PARTICIPANTS
Amadou Afoussatou
Benin
Amadou AfoussatouBenin
Dossou Laurence
Benin
Dossou LaurenceBenin
Marie-Reine Houndjo
Benin
Marie-Reine HoundjoBenin
Apolline Bambara
Burkina Faso
Apolline BambaraBurkina Faso
Bouda Soutongnooma Caroline
Burkina Faso
Bouda Soutongnooma CarolineBurkina Faso
Kidist Girma Mamo
Ethiopia
Kidist Girma MamoEthiopia
Tigist Kindie, Lecturer
Ethiopia
Tigist Kindie, LecturerEthiopia
Esther Wahabu
Ghana
Esther WahabuGhana
Linda Coffie
Ghana
Linda CoffieGhana
Aleyo Roseline
Kenya
Aleyo RoselineKenya
Georgina Chepkoech Rono
Kenya
Georgina Chepkoech RonoKenya
Sally Mukami Kimathi
Kenya
Sally Mukami KimathiKenya
Chisomo Mukoka
Malawi
Chisomo MukokaMalawi
Dorothy Chisusu
Malawi
Dorothy ChisusuMalawi
Edidiong Okokon Atakpa
Nigeria
Edidiong Okokon AtakpaNigeria
Adefare Tomisin Elizabeth
Nigeria
Adefare Tomisin ElizabethNigeria
Aghogho Kolawole-Daniels
Nigeria
Aghogho Kolawole-DanielsNigeria
Nguvan Mercy Agaigbe
Nigeria
Nguvan Mercy AgaigbeNigeria
Anna Sarr, Senegal
Senegal
Anna Sarr, SenegalSenegal
Elisabeth Diatta
Senegal
Elisabeth DiattaSenegal
Grite Nelson Mwaijengo
Tanzania
Grite Nelson MwaijengoTanzania
Happiness Charles Bupamba
Tanzania
Happiness Charles BupambaTanzania
Tumuhimbise Mellon
Uganda
Tumuhimbise MellonUganda
Aber Stella
Uganda
Aber StellaUganda

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