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Feb 18, 2021
Empowering African Female Scientists To Reach Their Full Potential

This article was first published on the Global Risk insights website.

Founded in 2008, Kenya-based African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) started off as a career-development program dedicated to widening the pipeline of African female scientists leading agricultural research and development. Today, AWARD has expanded its vision, working toward inclusive, agriculture-driven prosperity for Africa by strengthening the production and dissemination of more gender-responsive agricultural research and innovation. AWARD advances its vision through fellowships for high potential agricultural scientists, and by supporting African research institutes to deliver agricultural innovations that better respond to the needs and priorities of a diversity of women and men across Africa’s agricultural value chains. Inspired by the important work AWARD is doing to empower African women in agriculture, SHE SAID spoke to AWARD director Dr. Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg (pictured above). This article was adapted based on her experiences in the field.

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