The annual award, which has been instituted by AfricaRice in honor of the late Dr Robert Carsky, is conferred on the most outstanding Internationally Recruited Staff (IRS) and the most outstanding General Support Staff (GSS), who have demonstrated high standards of excellence and made extraordinary contributions to rice research, training and research support.
Dr Khady Nani Dramé, Head of the AfricaRice Capacity Development Unit, received the 2018 AfricaRice Dr Robert Carsky Award for IRS on 11 April at the 43rd Meeting of the AfricaRice Board of Trustees, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. She received the prestigious award in recognition of her outstanding contributions to rice research in Africa and her commitment to AfricaRice in its efforts to boost rice self-sufficiency in the continent.
The AfricaRice Guesthouse support team in Bouaké – Mr Joanny Zigani, Mr Pierre Batiebé and Mr Moussa Koné – received the 2018 AfricaRice Dr Robert Carsky Award for GSS not only for their efficiency, quality of service warmth and hospitality, but also for their exceptional dedication and the sacrifices they made to serve the guests, particularly during the Ivorian crisis period.
Mrs Rebecca Khelseau-Carsky was invited to hand over the 2018 AfricaRice Dr Robert Carsky Award to the winners.
Audio podcast :
Mrs Rebecca Khelseau-Carsky delivering her goodwill message at the 2018 AfricaRice Dr Robert Carsky Award ceremony
2018 AfricaRice Dr Robert Carsky Award : Dr Etienne Duveiller reading out the citation for the winner in the IRS category
2018 AfricaRice Dr Robert Carsky Award : Dr Paul Kiepe reading out the citation for the winners in the GSS category