June 20, 2023 to June 22, 2023
Location: National Root Crops Research Institute (NRCRI), Umudike, Abia State
There were Seminar presentations by Prof. Joy Nwabueze, former Deputy Vice - Chancellor Admin at Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike and Dr. Tessy Madu, a Director at National Root Crops Research Institute, Umudike. They spoke on "How to make yourselves relevant in your work place and Nation as women scientists" and "Building a viable career" respectively. The presentations were followed by Interactive session with questions and answers from participants.
The Branch Senior Advisers - Prof Ifeoma Irene Ijeh of MOUAU and Dr Tessy Madu encouraged the women to build their careers through setting achievable goals, subjecting themselves to be mentored, being good team players and being diligent in their work place.
Other highlights of the program were:
A The announcement of 2023 first cohort Mentors and Mentees of the OWSD Mentoring program; and
B. the fifteen beneficiaries of OWSD Umudike Conference grant to attend the 2023 OWSD national conference coming up at Uniport