What is AWARD? Why AWARD? Meet the AWARD Fellows
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AWARD Fellow Wilhemina Quaye (right) with AWARD Mentor and former Fellow, Elizabeth Bandason, recently attended the Next Generation Farming Systems Models planning project meeting at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, U.S.A.

A record number of women scientists applied for a 2015 AWARD Fellowship, including 442 from Nigerians. Above: Ngozi Margaret Oguguah (left), a 2014 AWARD Fellowship winner who is a senior research officer at the Nigerian Institute for Oceanography and Marine Research, and her AWARD Mentor, Dr. Adesola Osibona, a senior lecturer at the University of Lagos. Read more.

AWARD Fellow Damaris Odeney (center), a researcher with ICRISAT, spoke on a panel on “Public Private Partnerships: Fostering Women’s Economic Participation and Promoting Healthy Lives Through Technology and Training” as a part of the recent First Ladies’ Summit hosted by Michelle Obama and Laura Bush.

Take a minute to encourage our Liberian AWARD Fellows and Mentors, who are coping with the current ebola crisis. Share  a message with them via our Facebook page.

“Mushrooms have no cholesterol and are full of nutrients and vitamins,” says AWARD Fellow Delphina Peter Mamiro (centre), shown here training local farmers in mushroom production.  “In just 28 days, women can have a crop of oyster mushrooms from which they can make a popular relish.” Read more

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.