IITA and World Bank collaborate on empowering women and youth in Nigeria

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To advance existing partnership efforts in youth empowerment, capacity development, and food systems, the World Bank-funded Nigeria for Women Empowerment Program (NFWP) team met with IITA Director General and CGIAR Regional Director for Continental Africa Dr Simeon Ehui, IITA Senior Management Team (SMT), and some researchers at the institute’s headquarters recently.

Focusing on leveraging IITA’s outstanding work to enhance the impact of projects and improve lives through access to transformative technologies, discussions were marked by optimism about the potential for solid solutions and new opportunities for collaboration.

Speaking on innovation scaling under the program, Audrey Packs said one of the primary areas of collaboration would entail introducing new technologies to women farmer groups and youth using approaches like farmer field schools specifically for training women and extension officers. According to Packs, this will provide better support for program beneficiaries.

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