Sep 1, 2021
Announcing the 2021 Cohort of the One Planet Fellowship

African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) is pleased to announce the selection of 41 young researchers as candidates for the 2021 Cohort of the One Planet Fellowship.

The early-career scientists, all under the age of 40 and selected through a rigorous competitive process, demonstrated an excellent understanding of the significance and impact of their research in climate change. Their research areas are diverse, ranging from post-harvest management, agri-smart technology to mitigate the effects of climate change, natural resource management, and sustainable and resilient practices to improve food security.

Implemented by AWARD and Agropolis Fondation, the One Planet Fellowship brings together an intergenerational network of scientists from across Africa and Europe, strengthens the leadership skills of emerging climate scientists from both continents, and contributes toward building a robust pipeline of climate science leaders.

The third cohort of the One Planet Fellowship will commence its three-year Fellowship journey on September 10, 2021, with a virtual Mentoring Orientation Workshop.

The 41 candidates hail from 12 sub-Saharan African countries, including Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Tanzania, Togo, and Zambia.

Together with their mentors who have been carefully selected to match their areas of expertise, they join the community of One Planet Fellowship under the auspices of the One Planet Summit, working to accelerate the Paris Agreement on climate change. The One Planet Fellowship is one of the 40 multi-actor coalitions and initiatives of the One Planet Summit. The Fellowship builds a robust pipeline of scientists leading climate change research in Africa and helping smallholder

The One Planet Fellowship is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), the BNP Paribas Foundation, the European Union (EU), and the Canadian International Development Research Centre (IDRC).

Meet the 2021 One Planet Laureate Candidates.


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