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42 Emerging Policy Practitioners join the GRASP Fellowship Mentoring Program

African Women in Agricultural Research for Development (AWARD) hosted the launch of the Virtual Mentoring Orientation Workshop (MOW) that welcomed 42 Emerging Policy Practitioners (EPPs) to the Gender Responsive Agricultural Systems Policy (GRASP) Fellowship. The EPPs are nominated into the program by AWARD Policy Fellows to whom they are each paired for the mentoring journey. […]

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Women in climate action

Une nouvelle initiative vise à Promouvoir le leadership des femmes à l’égard de l’action climatique

African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) annonce un nouveau programme pour les femmes du Bénin, du Cameroun, du Ghana, du Kenya, du Malawi et du Sénégal qui travaillent sur des solutions d’adaptation aux changements climatiques. 10 JUILLET 2024 NAIROBI – Un nouveau programme est ouvert aux professionnelles africaines qui travaillent au carrefour du […]

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Women in climate action

Press Release: New Project aims to Promote African Women’s Leadership in Climate Action

African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) announces new fellowship for women in Benin, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi and Senegal working on climate adaptation solutions. JULY 10, 2024 NAIROBI – A new fellowship has opened applications for African women professionals who work at the nexus of gender, climate change, and agrifood systems as part […]

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Preparing Emerging African Scientists to be competent leaders: An urgent imperative

“It is frustrating when I cannot get along with someone, especially in a team setting at my workplace, but so far this week, I have learned the importance of empathy and appreciating that not every colleague is similar.” ~ Victoria Aniju Victoria works in molecular genetics research at the University of Benin in Edo State, […]

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Top Ten Reads—Putting Women at The Center of Policy Reforms to Address Agrifood Systems Transformation in Africa

Addressing gender equality and women’s empowerment means addressing the constraining social norms and rigid gender roles that affect women’s participation in agrifood systems. As the world looks to recover and reimagine agrifood systems, increasing attention is being placed on addressing social barriers and gender-blind policies in these systems. Reports indicate that agrifood systems employ 66 […]

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CSW68 Blog: 10-year-long wait comes to an end

Romana Mbinya (right) is a Lecturer and Researcher at Kenya’s Jaramogi Oginga University of Science and Technology, where her area of interest is agricultural extension and rural development. As a beneficiary of the African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD’s) Gender Responsive Agriculture Systems Policy (GRASP) Fellowship, her policy focuses on identifying gender gaps […]

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CSW68 Blog: An opportunity of a lifetime

Comfort Yelipoie is a Senior Agricultural Officer at Ghana’s Directorate of Crop Services, where she is working to review the national seed investment plan to make it gender-responsive. As a beneficiary of the African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD’s) Gender Responsive Agriculture Systems Policy (GRASP) Fellowship, Comfort was shocked when she was selected […]

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CSW68 Blog: CSW dreams I bring back to Nigeria

Clara Chinwoke Ifeanyi-obi is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, in Nigeria. As a beneficiary of the African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD’s) Gender Responsive Agriculture Systems Policy (GRASP) Fellowship, Clara is working to develop a policy framework that will track the implementation of gender commitments in climate […]

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New cohorts of younger climate change researchers join One Planet Fellowship

We were recently thrilled to welcome 125 young African and European career scientists into the One Planet Fellowship as Learning Partners. The Learning Partners are early career scientists in climate science research nominated by mid-career scientists (Laureate Candidates) to participate in the Fellowship’s two-tiered mentoring program and other customized training. Following admission into the Fellowship, […]

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Special Leadership Training Designed for Younger African Climate Change Researchers in The One Planet Fellowship

In February 2024, we were delighted to convene young African researchers (under 30 years) working on climate change for an immersive leadership training as part of the One Planet Fellowship. The course is specifically designed for upcoming research leaders selected for the One Planet Fellowship and referred to as Learning Partners. The Learning Partners are emerging career scientists […]

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