Application Due Date: March 15, 2019

Elections are open for the2019 MAIZE Youth Innovators Awards– Africa These awards belong to the efforts that the CGIAR Research Study Program on Maize (MAIZE) is carrying out to promote youth involvement in maize based agri-food systems.

These awards acknowledge the contributions of girls and males listed below 35 years of age who are executing developments in African maize-based agri-food systems, consisting of research-for-development, seed systems, agribusiness, and sustainable increase.

The awards intend to determine young innovators who can serve to influence other youths to get associated with maize-based agri-food systems. This is likewise focused on developing a platform to enable young innovators from worldwide to network and share their experiences.

The award receivers will be offered the chance to participate in the yearly Tension Tolerant Maize for Africa (STMA) task conference in Lusaka, Zambia, May 7-9 where they will get their awards and will be offered the opportunity to provide their work. The task conference and award event will likewise provide a chance for these young innovators to network with MAIZE scientists and partners, and exchange experiences. Award receivers might likewise get the chance to team up with MAIZE and its partner researchers in Africa on executing or enhancing their developments.

MAIZE welcomes young innovators to use and CGIAR scientists and partners to choose qualified candidates for any of the following 3 classifications:

a) Scientist: Maize research-for-development (in any discipline)
b) Farmer: Maize farming systems in Africa
c) Modification representative: Maize worth chains (i.e., extension representatives, input and service providers, improvement representatives).
We ask nominators/applicants to take into consideration the following requirements and associated concerns:
i) Novelty and Ingenious Spirit: To which particular unique findings or development( s) has this young adult added to? (in any of the 3 classifications discussed above)
ii) Present/Potential Effect: What is the present/potential advantage or effect of the development( s) in maize-based agri-food systems?

Secret Dates:
Opening date for elections: January 21, 2019
Closing date for elections: March 15, 2019
KEEP IN MIND: Elections gotten after the due date will not be thought about.
The nomination/application kind

To Find Out More:

See the Authorities Website of the CGIAR MAIZE Youth Innovators Awards 2019

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