Tuesday, August 05, 2008


CALL FOR APPLICANTS: Women and Young Professional In Science Competitions

CTA, FARA, NEPAD, RUFORUM, and ATPS are calling for applicants for two science competitions.

Deadline is August 15, 2008.

Young Professionals in Science Competition
This competition is open to all young professionals (18-35 years) in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). It seeks to promote scientific excellence and recognize and reward outstanding young professionals who are undertaking innovative research, technology development or agriculture related activities and communicating the outputs (knowledge, technologies and approaches) to improve agricultural performance in SSA.   [more information]

Women in Science Competition
This competition seeks to identify and recognize women scientists in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) who are engaged in innovative and pioneering research and communicating the outputs (knowledge, technologies, approaches) for enhancing agricultural performance in SSA. It also targets women who are repackaging and communicating existing knowledge to improve agricultural productivity and livelihoods of rural communities. Women scientists who are advocating for policy change to optimize the benefits of scientific and technological developments are also targeted.  [more information]

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