In July 2021, our Foundation partnered with the world-famous University of Cambridge to hold the 2021 Reach & Teach Science in Africa hands-on Plant Molecular Bio-Laboratory Training Workshops in collaboration with three national universities and research institute in Nigeria (Centre for Dryland Agriculture, CDA, Bayero University, Kano), Ghana (CSIR-Crops Research Institute, Kumasi) and Kenya (Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology, Kakamega). The Workshop provided specialized hands-on training and skills in core molecular biology principles, laboratory techniques and applications in agricultural research to 75 outstanding early-career agricultural researchers (mostly PhD students) from national universities and research institutes in the region. The Workshops were co-organised with our excellent alumni members in the host institutions. Dr Kabir Umar Mustapha (the Deputy-Director of Research at CDA, Bayero University, Nigeria) and Dr Ruth Prempeh (Head of the Biotechnology Centre at CSIR-CRI, Ghana) led the Workshops in Nigeria and Ghana, respectively, and Anthony Mabele (PhD student and researcher at MMUST) led the planning and coordination of the Workshop held at MMUST. The Workshops were coordinated and facilitated by about 20 researchers and support staff from the host and other institutions in Africa. It was incredible to see African researchers taking the lead to train others, a core value of our Foundation, which is to train-the-trainer. This project was funded by the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) via the University of Cambridge.