What is AWARD? Why AWARD? Meet the AWARD Fellows
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AWARD Fellow and University of Nairobi lecturer, Dr. Jane Ambuko during her presentation on the Coolbot technology and ongoing work on post harvest losses in Africa. Dr. Ambuko was speaking during a special panel session organized by AWARD at the African Conference of Science Journalists held in Nairobi. Read more

AWARD Fellow Bettie Kawonga has won $150,000 to establish a network of community business incubation centers, which will enable under-employed Malawian youth to become successful entrepreneurs in the dairy sector. Read more

AWARD Fellow Bridget Bobadoye, is a PhD student at ICIPE. Her research is on stingless bees, particularly their ability to produce honey and other hive products. Read more

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. Njenga will speak during an AWARD panel session on October 15 at the African Conference of Science Journalists. Photo: Tabitha Obara/ICRAF

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

“AWARD shows you how you can reach your potential, not just by yourself, but with a network of women and men in the scientific field,” says AWARD Fellow Dr. Nina Wambiji, a research scientist with the Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute. Watch the video

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.