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Welcome to Niward

NiWARD was created to give Nigerian scientists and agricultural researchers who have been chosen as African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) Fellows a much needed platform to transfer the knowledge and skills gained through the Program to rural farming communities in Nigeria.


Hosted by CENTRE FOR GENDER ISSUES IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY Federal University of Technology, Akure Ondo State, Nigeria Phone: +234 08076766673 E-mail: Website:

NiWARD 3rd Annual General Meeting

Gender Mainstreaming, Agribusiness Innovation and Fostering Entrepreneurship Investment from the National Agricultural Research Systems

Monday and Tuesday, September 28 and 29, 2015

National Centre for Women Development, 1, Tafawa Balewa Way, opposite the CBN in Central Area


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16 NiWARD aims to build partnerships with government agencies and bodies, academic  institutions, non-governmental organizations, faith-based groups, and the private sector. Our  Fellows have years of experiences, diverse specialized skills, and have solid relationships with  different stakeholders in the Nigerian agricultural sector that can be leveraged for sustainable  economic development.
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5 NiWARD is filling the gaps in the Nigerian rural agricultural sector by creating and managing  rural women farmers networks, fostering peer to peer knowledge transfer, and ensuring the i  implementation of targeted empowerment policies. NiWARD has 68 AWARD Fellows  participating in the Program from the 6 regions of Nigeria.
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