“Through the gendered approach to agriculture projects gained from my time at AWARD, I am able to see my projects in a whole new light. This keeps me motivated in trying to find solutions that benefit men, women and youth…” Grace Muinga, AWARD Fellow.
“Women struggling to put food on the table for the whole family is a great source of inspiration to me,” Filomina Dos Anjos AWARD Fellow
“Getting into agricultural research was my destiny. And it is a destiny that I don’t regret.” Pamela Paparu AWARD Fellow
“As a result of my work I have seen the income levels of women increase and this has made it easier for them to pay their children’s school fees.” Mphatso Chapotera AWARD Fellow.
2015 AWARD Fellow Maggie Phiri (left) from Malawi, with her mentor, Rachel Sibande, attending the Mentoring Orientation Workshop, held in Nairobi, Kenya.
AWARD Fellow Ibilola Ikotun from Nigeria, a Research Officer I at the Nigerian Stored Product Research Institute with her mentor, Lucia Omobolanle Ogunsumi, an Associate Professor at the Institute of Agricultural Research and Training, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ibadan.
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.
AWARD Director Dr. Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg speaks about investing in female scientists to feed Africa in this video interview with SciDev.net.