What is AWARD? Why AWARD? Meet the AWARD Fellows
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A record number of applications were received for the 2015 AWARD Fellowships, including 29 submissions from Mozambicans—more than double their previous record of 14. Above: Rosalina Mahanzule, a 2014 AWARD Fellowship winner and Research Assistant at the Institute of Agricultural Research of Mozambique (IIAM) and her AWARD Mentor, Esperança Rosita Chamba, Researcher and Head of Cooperation, IIAM.

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.

Michelle Obama (left) and Laura Bush (center), shown here with moderator Cokie Roberts, recently held a First Ladies Summit during the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington. AWARD Fellow Damaris Odeny participated in a panel discussion on stage before the two first ladies spoke. Read more

“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

AWARD Director Dr. Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg gave a key note address at the 4th RUFORUM Biennial Conference in Maputo, Mozambique. 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.