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.
“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 is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).