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Africa-wide Women and Young Professionals in Science competitions

CTA (The Technical Center for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation) and consortium partners invite abstracts for their 2012-2013 Africa-wide competitions on women and young professionals in science. The competitions recognize and reward the contributions of women and young professionals involved in research, communications or advocacy for policy change. The overall theme is “Feeding 1 billion in Africa in a changing world.”

There are two separate competitions: one for young professionals (25-40 years of age) and the other for women scientists, researchers, educators, extension workers, agro-entrepreneurs or farmers. For both competitions, entries are accepted from individual s or groups anywhere in Africa.

Eligible submissions include any science, technology and innovation-related research and development activity linked to the topic “Feeding 1 billion in Africa in a changing world” which has been undertaken within the last five years and shows measurable impact on agricultural development or rural livelihoods in Africa.

Submit an extended abstract (1000-2000 words) to scicom2012@cta.int and a copy to agsci_award@fara-africa.org.  All semi-finalists will be invited to the 6th Africa Science Week and FARA General Assembly scheduled for June 2013 in Accra, Ghana. Cash awards will be presented to the winners.  Deadline: 14 May 2012.

For full details on both competitions:

Find the Women in Science competition announcement here:


Find the Young Professional in Science competition announcement here:


One Response to “Africa-wide Women and Young Professionals in Science competitions”

  1. Hilda Says:

    I just read your invitation to African women about participating in the “Feeding 1 billion in Africa in a changing world” challenge. I would like to ask to publish this challenge in our community for producer organisations in the coffee and cocoa sectors http://www.progresonetwork.org

    I notice however, that you did not include information on the prizes to be won. I think this missing part is an important way to attract participants. Just a thought!

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