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GREAT Project, IRRI Hold Training on Gender Responsive Rice Breeding

The GREAT Project PIs Dr. Margaret Mangheni, Makerere University (Left) and Adjunct Prof. Hale Tufan-Cornell University (Right) during the joint training on Gender Responsive Rice Breeding held from 11th to 16th November 2019, Metropole Hotel, Kampala Uganda.

GREAT in collaboration with the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) on 11th -16th November, 2019 held  training on gender responsive rice breeding that attracted over 30 plant breeders and social scientists from Sub-Saharan Africa.

Gender-Responsive Researchers Equipped for Agricultural Transformation (GREAT) is a five-year (2015-2020) joint certificate program funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation implemented jointly by Makerere University and Cornell University, USA.

The training held at Metropole Hotel in Kampala Uganda was sponsored by IRRI.  Participants were drawn from  ten countries including  Uganda, Kenya, Zanzibar, Tanzania, Madagascar, Mozambique, Senegal, Coted’voire, Burundi, Germany and USA.

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