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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.

Partners

  • Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, FCT, Abuja, Nigeria
  • African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD), Nairobi Kenya
  • Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria (ARCN)
  • Federal Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture (FDF)
  • Centre for Gender Issues in Science and Technology (CEGIST)
    Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA), Ondo State, Nigeria
  • Market Development in the Niger Delta (MADE)

Contact

Hosted by CENTRE FOR GENDER ISSUES IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Federal University of Technology, Akure
Ondo State, Nigeria

+2349075122202 +2348036749649 +2347066306470

info@niward.org

REPORT OF NiWARD’s 6TH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING, CONFERENCE AND WORKSHOP HOSTED BY UNIVERSITY OF AFRICA, TORU-ORUA (UAT), BAYELSA STATE FROM AUGUST 14TH-16TH, 2018 click here to read

 

 


AGRIC ESSAY COMPETITION CONDUCTED IN BAYELSA STATE BY NiWARD

NiWARD conducted an essay competition in Bayelsa State on 26th June, 2018 to commemorate the 10th anniversary of AWARD in Africa. Eleven Secondary Schools participated in the contest which was organized by the Local Organizing Committee for the 6th NiWARD Annual General Meeting and Conference in collaboration with the University of Africa, Toru-Orua, Bayelsa State.

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Dr Ebinimi Ansa (middle) with some of the volunteer invigilators before the essay competition


ActionAid Nigeria (AAN), Oxfam in Nigeria, the Ministry of Budget and National Planning, and the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Water Resources, and ECOWAS Commission organised a 2-day Stakeholders Consultative Meeting on the 2019 Agriculture Budget at Swiss International D’Palms Airport Hotels, Lagos from 25th – 26th June 2018. NiWARD was a participant.

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WHAT WE DO

NiWARD is filling the gaps in the Nigerian rural agricultural sector by fostering peer to peer knowledge transfer, and ensuring the implementation of targeted empowerment policies. NiWARD has over Nigerian AWARD Fellows, Mentors and Mentees participating in the Program from the 6 regions of Nigeria.
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PARTNERSHIPS

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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