Background The Centre for Innovative Drug Development and Therapeutic Trials for Africa (CDT-Africa) is a World Bank supported centre of excellence for education and research at Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The main aim of CDT-Africa is to serve as a platform for equitable access to interventions (drugs, vaccines, diagnostics and complex interventions) and bring about sustainable development in Africa through high-quality capacity … Read More CDT-Africa PhD fellowship for African Women
The World Bank is partnering with eight Governments in Eastern and Southern Africa in an innovative project with the aim of improving the quality of training and research in higher education, and reducing the skill gaps in key development priority areas. The Eastern and Southern Africa Higher Education Centers of Excellence (ACE II) Project supports the governments of Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, … Read More MASTERS FELLOWSHIP: Supporting Young Talented Female Scientists
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Written by Maureen Agena – Social Media Consultant I was recently in Maputo, Mozambique attending the 4th Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) biennial conference. RUFORUM is a consortium of 42 Universities across Africa and a platform for catalyzing change is African Universities. I had gone for a consultancy to train young social reporters and journalism students in Mozambique who had … Read More Why consider Women in Agriculture Education?
“Our single minded stories about gender make us forget the tremendous stories carried by men!” These were the words of Dr Wanjiru from AWARD fellowship as she gave a key not address at a dinner organised by RUFORUM for key stakeholders and partners. AWARD is a career development program that strengthens research and leadership skills in women scientists. It is the African Women in … Read More Equipping the women in agriculture : AWARD & RUFORUM sign MOU
By Pauline Atim “Women should share success stories to bridge the gap of lack of role models in agriculture” Women have a tendency to think Agriculture is a man’s field. The fact that women make up a quarter of students in … Read More Increasing women’s participation in Agriculture Education
By Richard Powell, RUFORUM Communications Consultant One of the enduring images of agriculture in Africa is that of the aging women, bent forward at the hip, using a rudimentary hand-held hoe to cultivate her nascent, subsistence crops, often constrained in her role by negative patriarchal cultural norms and values. This stereotype may be increasingly redundant as traditional gender roles and divisions slowly mutate with … Read More Seeing the big picture through the eyes of women