Africa-wide Women and Young Professionals in Science competitions

    | April 30, 2012

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    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 and a copy to  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: