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AWARD 10 years celebrations

African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) works toward inclusive, agriculture-driven prosperity for Africa by strengthening the production and dissemination of more gender-responsive agricultural research and innovation. AWARD invests 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.

2018 marks a decade since the inception of AWARD.  During the 10 years of its existence, through its flagship initiative- the AWARD Fellowship, AWARD has strengthened the science, leadership, and mentoring skills of 1,158 scientists from 16 African countries. Out of these, 465 are outstanding women scientists who have benefited as AWARD Fellows and who embody the full potential of the innovative career development program.

In November 2018, AWARD will celebrate a decade of huge investments in building a critical mass of capable, confident, and influential women scientists available to lead critical advances and innovations for the agricultural sector and highlight the tremendous impact this initiative has had not just on the individual scientists, but also on the agricultural research and development landscape in Africa.

Call for Applications-INGSA Research Associates Grant Programme 2019

INGSA
The International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA) is a collaborative platform for policy makers, practitioners, national academies, and academics to share experience, build capacity and develop theoretical and practical approaches to the use of scientific evidence in informing policy at all levels of government. INGSA is offering six professional development and research grants to support early-to-mid career researchers or policy practitioners in Low and Middle Income Countries.
They are particularly interested in the policy maker perspective. As such, they are seeking research projects that help to answer this question: “What are the challenges in your country/region/organisation limiting the use of scientific evidence by policy makers? How will your research contribute to overcoming them?” More on INGSA Call for applications

AWARD 10 years Celebration

African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) works toward inclusive, agriculture-driven prosperity for Africa by strengthening the production and dissemination of more gender-responsive agricultural research and innovation. AWARD invests 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.

2018 marks a decade since the inception of AWARD.  During the 10 years of its existence, through its flagship initiative- the AWARD Fellowship, AWARD has strengthened the science, leadership, and mentoring skills of 1,158 scientists from 16 African countries. Out of these, 465 are outstanding women scientists who have benefited as AWARD Fellows and who embody the full potential of the innovative career development program.

In November 2018, AWARD will celebrate a decade of huge investments in building a critical mass of capable, confident, and influential women scientists available to lead critical advances and innovations for the agricultural sector and highlight the tremendous impact this initiative has had not just on the individual scientists, but also on the agricultural research and development landscape in Africa.

KeAWARD Official Launch 2nd November 2018

The KeAWARD Launch Forum will take place in Nairobi on 2nd November 2018 at the KALRO Headquarters along Kaptagat road, Nairobi starting at 9:00 am.

The Launch themed “Empowering Communities through Research and Innovation” will help draw practical approaches and strategies to empower communities. It will be a platform for KeAWARD to launch its five years strategic plan and to discuss its current situation, challenges and advancements relating to its vision of empowering agricultural communities.

We sincerely hope you will be able to join us, and ask that you confirm participation no later than Wednesday 19 October directly to Margaret Lukuyu, mnyawira06@yahoo.co.uk