Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg

Director of African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD)

Kenya

Dr. Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg is the Director of African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD).

AWARD is working towards inclusive, agriculture-driven prosperity for the African continent by strengthening the production and dissemination of agricultural research and innovation that is more gender responsive.

Born in Kenya, Dr. Kamau-Rutenberg holds a Ph.D. and a Master’s degree in Political Science from the University of Minnesota, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Politics as well as a Doctorate (Honoris Causa) from Whitman College in Washington, U.S.A.

 Dr. Kamau-Rutenberg has received widespread recognition for her work including being honored as a White House Champion of Change by the Obama administration, named one of the 100 Most Influential Africans by New African magazine, recognized as a Ford Foundation Champion of Democracy, and named one of Kenya’s Top 40 Women Under Age 40, and an associate of the Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellowship among others.

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