Call for Applications: The Gender Responsive Agriculture Systems Policy (GRASP) Fellowship 2023/2024 for African female policymakers

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Call for Applications: The Gender Responsive Agriculture Systems Policy (GRASP) Fellowship 2023/2024 for African female policymakers

Call for Applications: The Gender Responsive Agriculture Systems Policy (GRASP) Fellowship 2023/2024 for African female policymakers

The Gender Responsive Agriculture Systems Policy (GRASP) Fellowship is a professional development program for mid-career African women in policy, with the goal of catalyzing the design and implementation of gender-responsive agricultural policies throughout Africa.

The GRASP Fellowship, a project of African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) and financed by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), promotes policy reform across institutions and national governance systems for women’s empowerment. AWARD aspires to develop a pool of confident and capable African women to lead policy changes to benefit the livelihoods of African smallholders through the GRASP Fellowship.

The GRASP Fellowship will offer targeted leadership and mentoring training, catalytic funding, and access to networks to enable beneficiaries to lead policy-making processes for agricultural transformation in Africa. The non-residential Fellowship includes virtual and in-person activities spread over two years for each cohort.

The Gender Responsive Agriculture Systems Policy Eligibility

  • The Fellowship targets participants from Ghana, Kenya, Rwanda, and Uganda.
  • Applicants must have at least a master’s degree and 10 years of experience in gender, agriculture, and food systems, working on policy issues at national, regional, or continental levels
  • Applicants must be affiliated with either government organizations, non-government, private sector, development, civil society, regional and sub-regional communities, or academia

Ideal AWARD Policy Fellows

The Fellowship targets women policy practitioners who can meet a range of criteria. The ideal AWARD Policy Fellows will:

  • Explain the top policy challenges or questions they are working on
  • Show how they have played a leadership role in policy development and implementation, particularly in projects at the nexus of agricultural development, food systems, and gender equality
  • Clearly articulate what policy idea they will work on under the policy innovation projects

The Gender Responsive Agriculture Systems Policy Selection process

  • The AWARD Policy Fellows will be competitively identified through a rigorous selection process that will include assessing their experience and leadership potential in gender, agriculture, and food systems policy development.
  • Potential AWARD Policy Fellows will respond to an open call for application that will require them to demonstrate their suitability for the Fellowship.
  • A selection panel of global experts in the policy field,  food systems, and related fields will review the applications and select the successful applicants.

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For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Gender Responsive Agriculture Systems Policy (GRASP) Fellowship

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