Monday, April 17, 2017

2017 AfricaRice Dr Robert Carsky Award

Ms Maimouna Diatta, French Translator-Editor, and Dr Jonne Rodenburg, Agronomist, received the 2017 AfricaRice Dr Robert Carsky Award on 13 April at the 41st Meeting of the AfricaRice Board of Trustees, M’bé Research Station, Côte d’Ivoire.

Ms Diatta was honored for her dedicated service and commitment to excellence. Dr Rodenburg was selected for his outstanding contributions to work on weed management in rice in Africa, strong publication record, support to resource mobilization, partnerships and outreach.

The annual award, which was instituted by AfricaRice in honor of the late Dr Robert Carsky, is conferred on the most outstanding General Support Staff and the most outstanding Internationally Recruited Staff, who have demonstrated high standards of excellence and made extraordinary contributions to rice research, training and research support.


Mrs Rebecca Khelseau-Carsky was invited to hand over the 2017 AfricaRice Dr Robert Carsky Award to the winners. She also unveiled a plaque at the AfricaRice Library, dedicating the building to the memory of Dr Robert Carsky.

  • Mrs Rebecca Khelseau-Carsky speaking at the 2017 AfricaRice Dr Robert Carsky Award ceremony (click here to listen )
  • 2017 AfricaRice Dr Robert Carsky Award : Dr Samuel Bruce-Oliver  announcing the winner in the GSS category (click here to listen )
  • 2017 AfricaRice Dr Robert Carsky Award : Dr Etienne Duveiller announcing the winner in the IRS category ( click here to listen )
  • Scenes from the 41st Meeting of the AfricaRice Board of Trustees, M’bé Research Station, Côte d’Ivoire ( click here to view the photos )