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Sep 27, 2019
Inspiring the next generation of African women scientists

Students from Precious Blood Girls High School Riruta

The low representation of women in agricultural research in Africa has been well recorded, with data indicating that women represent on average only 24 percent of researchers.

The International Veterinary Vaccinology Network (IVVN), in partnership with University of Edinburgh, African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD), the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), University of Ibadan, University of Zambia, and the African Vaccinology Network (AfVANET) are working to bridge this gap by exposing young girls to the latest trends and career options in veterinary science.

A pilot of the IVVN African Schools Outreach Programme was launched in Nairobi, Kenya at Precious Blood Girls High School Riruta. The program aims to shape and inspire Africa’s future generation of scientists perspective in science and agriculture.
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