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Arab Women Leaders in Agriculture

Arab Women Leaders in Agriculture (AWLA) Fellowship 2021

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Applications call for Arab Women Leaders in Agriculture (AWLA) Fellowship 2021. AWLA, aspires to contribute to the achievement of the following UN Sustainable Development Goals: SDG 5: Gender Equality, SDG 13: Climate Action, SDG 15 Life on Land, SDG 17 Partnerships for the Goals, through the following three goals:

  • Facilitate fellows’ access to leadership roles and promote research excellence and impact.
  • Encourage gender-responsive working cultures and enabling environments.
  • Provide Arab women researchers with platforms to showcase their intellect, capability and contribution.
  • AWLA’s long-term goal goes beyond capacity development, and includes improved food security and nutrition, a better research and development landscape, and economic and social benefits of a narrowed gender gap in the region.


Female candidates who will accept Arab Women Leaders in Agriculture (AWLA) Fellowship will

  • Boost their skills and knowledge through various channels of structured and applied learning: spot-on leadership and research and development training, coaching and mentoring to guide your career development and learning.
  • Work on team-based capstone projects to initiate collaborative solutions for driving positive change in agriculture.
  • Access information and tools needed to acquire funding for applied research projects.
  • Experience different cultures through learning to work with others across boundaries of place and culture.
  • Expand their knowledge on relevant research and development topics in different parts of the MENA region.
  • Raise awareness about organizational gender dynamics, shift attitudes around gender perceptions and take part in the transformation of a gender responsive culture and inclusive and enabling environment.
  • Join in the establishment of the first regional R&D forum to address the region’s pressing challenges in R&D, and the first network platform of Arab Women Researchers within and across disciplines.

Eligibility Critieria

  • Arab women researchers from Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia.
  • Available to travel and in possession of a passport valid at least 6 months beyond December 2020.
  • Passionate about innovation and R&D in agriculture, food security and nutrition.
  • Commitment to making positive change in their local communities and beyond, preferably with a good track record in research and development work.
  • Respect for diversity.
  • Personal motivation, initiative, and ability to work in teams.
  • Strong academic record, holders of master’s and/or Ph.D. degrees.
  • In their mid-career; preferably more than 10 years of professional experience.
  • English language proficiency; to understand and participate in all aspects of the fellowship.

Application Form


Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline15 April,2021
Open toAll
OrganizerArab Women Leaders in Agriculture



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