2015 AWARD Fellows Why AWARD? What is AWARD?
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“Through the gendered approach to agriculture projects gained from my time at AWARD, I am able to see my projects in a whole new light. This keeps me motivated in trying to find solutions that benefit men, women and youth…” Grace Muinga, AWARD Fellow.

“Women struggling to put food on the table for the whole family is a great source of inspiration to me,” Filomina Dos Anjos AWARD Fellow

“Getting into agricultural research was my destiny. And it is a destiny that I don’t regret.” Pamela Paparu AWARD Fellow

“As a result of my work I have seen the  income levels of women increase and this has made it easier for them to pay their children’s school fees.”   Mphatso Chapotera AWARD Fellow.

2015 AWARD Fellow Maggie Phiri (left) from Malawi, with her mentor, Rachel Sibande, attending the Mentoring Orientation Workshop, held in Nairobi, Kenya.

AWARD Fellow Ibilola Ikotun from Nigeria, a Research Officer I at the Nigerian Stored Product Research Institute with her mentor, Lucia Omobolanle Ogunsumi, an Associate Professor at the Institute of Agricultural Research and Training, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ibadan.

AWARD Fellow Mary Njenga, a post-doctoral fellow researching bioenergy at the World Agroforestry Centre, is developing briquette technology as an inexpensive and environmentally friendly source of fuel.

AWARD Director Dr. Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg speaks about investing in female scientists to feed  Africa in this video interview with SciDev.net.

While receiving the award certificate, Onadipe thanked the UK Collaborative on Development Sciences, who sponsored the prize.

The conference, featuring the theme Food Security, Health and Impact Knowledge Brokering, was held from June 22-24 at the University of Leeds, U.K. The conference goal was to demonstrate and share lessons on how to translate research results into impact on food security and human health in sub-Saharan Africa.