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2015 AWARD Fellowship Laureates from left: Juliana Mandha (Tanzania), Ifeoluwa Olotu (Nigeria) and Ngozi Edoh (Nigeria), attending the Mentoring Orientation Workshop, being held in Nairobi, Kenya. The three are among 70 winners from 11 countries across Africa out of 1,109 applicants who applied to participate in the two-year career-development program for top women agricultural scientists.

AWARD Mentor Dr. RoseEmma Mamaa Entsua-Mensah, Deputy Director-General, CSIR, and her 2014 AWARD Fellow Edna Ekua Kwansima Quansah, University of Ghana.

AWARD is training today’s scientists to become tomorrow’s leaders. AWARD Fellows are bringing agricultural research to those who need it most: smallholder farmers.

2014 Ethiopian AWARD Participants: (from left) AWARD Fellows Zeweter Anley Gelaye, Program Analyst, Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA), Amleset Haile Abreha, Assistant National Coordinator, CASCAPE, and Bezawit Worku Yenealem, Program Associate, ATA, with AWARD Mentors Sara Menker, CEO, Gro Ventures, and Amrote Abdella, Director, Venture Capital Start-ups, Microsoft Africa Initiatives.

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

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.