About AWARD

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African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) works toward inclusive, agriculture-driven prosperity for the African continent by strengthening the production and dissemination of more gender-responsive agricultural research and innovation. We invest in African scientists, research institutions, and agribusinesses so that they can deliver agricultural innovations that better respond to the needs and priorities of a diversity of women and men across Africa’s agricultural value chains.
Since 2008, AWARD has, through individually tailored two-year fellowships, worked to strengthen the research and leadership skills of African women in agricultural science, empowering them to contribute more effectively to alleviating poverty and increasing food security in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Global Forum on Women
in Scientific Research (GoFoWiSeR)​




Scheduled for July in Dakar, Senegal, the second Global Forum on Women in Scientific Research (GoFoWiSeR) convening is envisioned as a global conversation that will bring together over 200 participants including leaders of research institutions, research funders, female scientists and other stakeholders, to discuss the trends and strategies toward increasing women’s numbers and experiences in STEM.


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Announcing the 2019 AWARD Leadership Series: Building Proficient Leaders for Agricultural Development

AWARD invests in scientists, research institutions and agribusinesses to lead and deliver gender-responsive agricultural innovations. In this mission, we recognize that effective leadership and management in agricultural development organizations are critical. In response, AWARD Training has designed training courses, under its leadership series, tailored to facilitate transformative learning on proficient leadership.


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AWARD@10

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The year 2018 was exciting for African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) as we marked a decade since the founding of our flagship initiative, the AWARD Fellowship. At a one-day event which was held in Nairobi at the Trademark hotel, more than 300 participants including leading international actors in the field of agricultural research and development convened to discuss the gains made in advancing inclusivity and how to accelerate these. Participants were drawn from the universities, international research institutions, government bodies, donors and global non-governmental organizations. The Guest of Honor was Her Excellency, Dr. Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, a leading biodiversity scientist and the sixth President of Mauritius. View Event Site