Otibho Obiwanu Wins 2019 Paula Kantor Award

The International Center for Reach on Women (ICRW) recently awarded Population Council’s Otibho Obiwanu with the 2019 Paula Kantor Award for Excellence in Field Research. 

The Paula Kantor award is given annually to a young professional female researcher from the Global South doing field research that advances the economic and social well-being of women in low-income and otherwise marginalized communities worldwide.  It is to honor the late Paula Kantor a Senior Scientist of Gender and Development at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) and former Senior Rural Development Specialist at ICRW who died in the aftermath of a terrorist attack in Kabul, Afghanistan in 2015.

The award was presented to Otibho Obiwanu, a Program Manager at the Population Council, at ICRW’s Champions for Change Awards gala in London.  Obiwanu specializes in developing, implementing and evaluating evidence-based programs for women, girls, and other populations in Nigeria. She oversees key research studies in the Nigeria office as part of the Evidence to End FGM/C consortium, which is generating a global evidence base on the most effective and cost-effective approaches to ending female genital mutilation / cutting (FGM/C). 

Please join us in congratulating Otibho. Learn more about her work and the Paula Kantor Award here.