Spotlight on Series – Africa
Date: Wednesday 25 May 2022 | Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM AEDT
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Join us for our third instalment of the “Spotlight on Series,” a part of the Crawford Fund’s NextGen activities. These webinars will be an opportunity to hear from researchers and volunteers working in country and their experiences and journey to where they are now. After presentations, attendees will be able to network and discuss opportunities based in the spotlighted country.
Our MC is Jessica Fearnley from RAID who received a Crawford Fund student award for her research in Cambodia and is now a Development Officer for Temperate Fruits at the NSW Department of Primary Industries. Our speakers include:
Robyn Alders AO – a member of the Crawford Fund’s NSW Committee, and Crawford Fund Medal recipient. Robyn is a senior consulting fellow with the Chatham House Global Health programme focusing on policy opportunities to support sustainable livestock strategy implementation and sustainable food and nutrition security through a One Health lens. Robyn is also an honorary professor with the Development Policy Centre within the Australian National University, an adjunct professor in the Department of Infectious Disease and Global Health, School of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University, and chair of the Kyeema Foundation and Upper Lachlan Branch of the NSW Farmers’ Association. For more than 30 years, she has worked closely with family farmers in sub-Saharan Africa, South East Asia and Australia and as a veterinarian, researcher and colleague, with an emphasis on the development of sustainable infectious disease control in animals in rural areas in support of food and nutrition security and systems.
Larelle McMillan – Larelle’s roles in CSIRO Agriculture & Food include Group Lead for Food Systems & Global Change in the Sustainability program of research. She is a Research Impact Broker – building relationships and partnerships for research impact. Larelle has 18 years’ experience working in environmental and agricultural fields. In the past 10 years, Larelle’s research management and project leadership has been predominantly in international research for development: where she co-led a multi-partner, DFAT funded food security initiative across sub-saharan Africa. She has deep understanding of smallholder production systems, the role of markets, gender, power dynamics and institutional issues related to achieving food and nutritional security outcomes.
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The Researchers in Agriculture for International Development (RAID) Network is an Australian-based network, bringing together early to mid-career researchers with an interest in agriculture and international development.
RAID was founded by a group of motivated Australian researchers who saw an opportunity to establish a network through which they could better CONNECT with their peers and share knowledge, experiences and opportunities working internationally. The group also believed that by raising awareness about career pathways into international agricultural research, more Australians would ENGAGE in agriculture. Finally, the group wanted to SUPPORT the career development of early to mid-career researchers.
RAID is a program of the Crawford Fund Ltd and was established in December 2013 with the support of the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR).
“Spotlight on Series”
These webinars provide an opportunity to hear from researchers and volunteers working in country and their experiences and journey’s to where they are now. After presentations, attendees will be able to network and discuss opportunities based in the spotlighted country.