CGIAR Gender

CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research

2018 AWARD leadership programs for women and men: registration is open (closing date: 10 August)

Many leaders are facing the challenge of leading in conditions of uncertainty in an unpredictable environment.  As situations constantly change, so must our plans. Offering leadership during times of uncertainty is no easy task. It requires a different understanding of leadership and different leadership behaviors. This requires the art of leadership. AWARD (African Women for Agricultural Research and Development) has designed its leadership programs with challenges in mind.

We are pleased to announce the delivery of two leadership programs for 2018:

1.      The Leadership Program for Agricultural Research and Development (LEPARD) from August 27-31. Finally, an AWARD leadership program for men and women! We are honored to have the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) host the course. Deadline for registration: July 20, 2018

2.     The  “Women’s Leadership and Management Course (WLMC)”, from September 30 – October 06, 2018. We are honored to have the International Water Management Institute ( IWMI) host the course this year at their campus in Colombo.

Deadline for registration: August 10, 2018

These courses are excellent opportunities for CGIAR centers and other agricultural research institutions to be more proactive in strengthening the leadership skills of their scientists and researchers. Both courses are most suitable for staff with supervisory responsibilities, ranging from those with five years of experience to senior professionals.

For further information about the course, please contact p.bomett[at] and e.njeru[at]