African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) envisions transformative change toward gender-responsive solutions that will catalyze lasting impact for equitable agri-food systems for women and men smallholders. We are investing in women’s leadership to foster equality in the Agricultural Research for Development (AR4D) sector. We are equipping AR4D professionals to integrate gender in their work, strengthening institutions to adopt gender-responsive policies and practices, and impacting the enabling environment to enhance gender responsiveness.
AWARD was founded in 2008 as a career-development program that sought to widen the pipeline of capable, influential African women scientists in leadership. Since our founding, we have significantly expanded our vision and mission, which are anchored on three pillars that underpin the execution of our mission. While each pillar has its own set of outcomes, the three are highly interdependent, and together, they form a singular comprehensive strategic approach.
Pillar one: We will continue building a pool of capable, confident, and influential women leaders and strengthening the capacity of AR4D professionals to deliver innovations that respond to the needs and priorities of women and men in Africa’s agrifood systems.
Pillar two: We will enhance the capacity of regional, subregional, and national AR4D institutions to integrate gender responsiveness in their policies and practices.
Pillar three: We are revamping our approach to expand collaboration with actors at continental national institutional governance systems levels to cultivate a gender-responsive AR4D ecosystem and generate evidence to influence the wider AR4D policy agenda.
AWARD is hosted by the World Agroforestry (ICRAF), a Centre of scientific and development excellence that harnesses the benefits of trees for people and the environment. We invite you to learn more about AWARD and World Agroforestry through our websites: www.awardfellowships.org and www.cifor-icraf.org
Call for Expressions of Interest (EOI)
Building a robust pool of highly qualified trainers with the knowledge and skills to deliver its training courses effectively is an important priority for AWARD. The AR4D sector presents unique and dynamic capacity-building and strengthening needs that call for training experts with a broad range of competencies and knowledge. The AWARD trainers deliver world-class training to build the capacities of individuals and institutions in the ARD sector. Seeking to expand its pool of trainers, AWARD is therefore looking for proficient, seasoned, and dedicated multilingual training experts and process facilitators (French, English, and any other language) to join its pool of trainers.
The areas of training expertise required:
We are inviting expressions of interest from training experts in the following but not limited to areas:
Tasks and responsibilities:
The training experts will be periodically engaged in the execution and delivery of AWARD training programs as and when required. They will also join a distinguished team of international trainers and process facilitators, a community of experts working on AR4D across the continent. They will enjoy access to AWARD learning and networking opportunities. The experts will be engaged in training activities, including
Candidates should meet the following requirements:
Education, knowledge, and experience
Personal attributes and competencies
Interested training experts will undergo an AWARD training of trainers’ programs to learn and apply the AWARD training principles.
To apply, send your expression of interest and curriculum vitae to email@example.com. Expressions of interest will be reviewed on a rolling basis and in line with AWARD training needs. Please note that we will only contact Training Experts who will submit expressions of interest meeting the above requirements.
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