Award for Alessandra Galié

March 31, 2011 at 6:51 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Alessandra Galié (right) with a farmer partner in Aleppo province, Syria

Ms Alessandra Galié, ICARDA social scientist, received the Storm-van der Chijs Award on 8 March, International Women’s Day. The award is given by Wageningen University in the Netherlands, to women PhD students “to continue their involvement in science and enhance their international profiling”. Alessandra’s PhD research is a social impact assessment of ICARDA’s participatory plant breeding program, and focuses on issues of empowerment and seed governance with a gender perspective. Her work has also been highlighted by the CGIAR ICT-KM program (see http://ictkm.cgiar.org/2011/03/08/growing-talents-youth-in-agriculture-10-alessandra-galie/).

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