She is an AWARD Fellow and will be attached to the Poverty, Gender and Impact Team for the next 9 months. She has a Ph.D in Agricultural Extension and Rural Development with Gender and Rural Development as her area of specialization. In Nigeria, she is also a gender specialist for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation funded Project-Cassava: Adding Value for Africa (C: AVA). Her most current publication is with the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP/ EU (CTA) entitled C:AVA : Gender and Diversity as a Driving Force. Petra will be working mainly on the Gender and Assets Project.