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
Africa’s Agricultural Potential: Farming First and the International Fund for Agricultural Development examine how Africa can increase food security and boost livelihoods in this new infographic that features AWARD. (Click on the woman in the lower right-hand corner.)
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
AWARD is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).