The second (virtual) edition of the Arab Women Leaders in Agriculture (AWLA) fellowship program has been launched for women scientists in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.
AWLA’s fellows will help establish a unique R&D forum for women scientists in the MENA region to address pressing agricultural challenges and take part in a regional networking platform for women researchers across agricultural disciplines.
As an AWLA Fellow you will:
a) Boost your skills and knowledge through various channels of structured and applied learning: spot-on leadership and research and development training, coaching and mentoring to guide your career development and learning.
b) Work on team-based capstone projects to initiate collaborative solutions for driving positive change in agriculture.
c) Access information and tools needed to acquire funding for applied research projects.
d) Experience different cultures through learning to work with others across boundaries of place and culture.
e) Expand your knowledge on relevant research and development topics in different parts of the MENA region.
f) Raise awareness about organizational gender dynamics, shift attitudes around gender perceptions and take part in the transformation of a gender responsive culture and inclusive and enabling environment.
g) Join in the establishment of the first regional R&D forum to address the region's pressing challenges in R&D, and the first network platform of Arab Women Researchers within and across disciplines.
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The fellowship program aims to help women researchers in agriculture secure leadership roles by encouraging gender-responsive working cultures and creating platforms that showcase their intellect, capability, and contribution.
The call for applications will lead to the selection of a group of 20 to 30 researchers from the MENA region.
The program will be delivered online over a 10-month period, starting from 1 June 2021.
1. Arab women researchers from Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia,
2. Available to travel and in possession of a passport valid at least 6 months beyond December 2020,
3. Passionate about innovation and R&D in agriculture, food security and nutrition,
4. Commitment to making positive change in their local communities and beyond, preferably with a good track record in research and development work,
5. Respect for diversity,
6. Personal motivation, initiative, and ability to work in teams,
7. Strong academic record, holders of master’s and/or Ph.D. degrees,
8. In their mid-career; preferably more than 10 years of professional experience,
9. English language proficiency; to understand and participate in all aspects of the fellowship.
Applications closing on 15 April 2021.
For more information, please visit http://www.awlafellowships.org/news/arab-women-leaders-agriculture-awla-...