A bold new Nigerian initiative to support Nigerian rural women and women academics has launched, led by Dr Stella Williams, well know to many of the Genderaquafish.org followers.
The Nigerian Women in Agricultural
Research for Development (NIWARD) initiative will be hosted at the Centre for Gender Issues in Science and Technology (CEGIST) of the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA). Professor Williams is the National President.
The Hon.Nigerian Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr Akinwunmi Adesina, commended the initiative when he delivered The FOUNDATION DAY LECTURE on Friday, 17th May, 2013.
Read about the inaugural meeting of NIWARD here: Link
It is a very good initiative .Congratulations.
Great way forward. Under Dr. Stella Willimas’s leadership, I hope this will evolve into a great program.
Great initiative! and Congratulations to Prof. Stella Williams on her new leadership role. Also, I will chair the IMSEGI / ONE HEALTH session at Aquaculture America 2014 in Seattle, WA USA, and would like to invite Prof. Williams to speak at this event. We need to help each other to secure funding for small business start-ups for women in aquaculture. Sincerely, Dr. Acacia Alcivar-Warren, Director of UNA SALUD / ONE HEALTH Genomics Program at the FUCOBI Foundation of Ecuador, South America, email@example.com