Building on this year’s International Women's Day theme, African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD), together with the International Veterinary Vaccinology Network (IVVN), hosted a webinar on women in science and leadership on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. The webinar highlighted some of the challenges and opportunities for women leading scientific advances in times of crisis and accountability mechanisms for institutions’ commitment to supporting women in leadership. Chaired by Dr. Michèle Mbo’o-Tchouawou, AWARD Deputy Director-Programs, the panel members included: Dr. Cathrine Ziyomo, Senior Scientist and Director, BECA-ILRI Hub, Dr. Esther Kanduma, Lecturer, University of Nairobi and AWARD Fellow, Dr. Edidah Ampaire, Senior Programme Officer, International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Ms. Jayne Quoiani, Education & Engagement Officer, Easter Bush Science Outreach Centre (EBSOC), University of Edinburgh, and Dr. Barberine Silatsa Assongo, Research Fellow, University of Dschang, and an Africa Biosciences Challenge Fund Fellow. Listen to the recording here.
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