RAID partnered with the Crawford Fund to present another intensive workshop on agricultural research leadership and management in Adelaide from 9 to 11 October 2018. The workshop was presented by the Crawford Fund's Director of Capacity Building, Shaun Coffey.  More good news – plans are already in train for the next workshop, to be held in Hobart and the tentative dates are 26 to 28 Feb 2019. Stay tuned for details. The following blog was written by participant Livia Padilha, a PhD student at the Centre for Global Food and Resources at the University of Adelaide. Learning the ropes of leadership and…
Wednesday, 19 September 2018 16:07

NT RAID kick-off!

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Our crew of Northern Territory RAIDers is growing thanks to the active efforts of our NT State Rep Maddison. NT RAID kicked off the week with a catch-up at the Darwin Sailing Club.  Several members met for the first time and the seven attendees brain stormed future RAID activities by the beautiful waterfront!
Researchers in Agriculture for International Development (RAID) and the Crawford Fund recently held a workshop on Agricultural Research Leadership and Management in Brisbane. In the coming year, RAID and Crawford Fund would like to deliver more of these workshops in different locations in Australia. To give your city a fighting chance to be the host of one of these workshop COMPLETE THIS POLL. It’ll take 30 seconds, I promise. About the workshopAimThe workshop will provide an introduction to managing and leading in the context of research for development; and enable each participant to develop a set of actionable outcomes (the…
Thursday, 31 May 2018 14:47

UTAS Brown Bag

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A lunchtime information and networking event was held at the University of Tasmania on 28th March 2018 to showcase RAID as an Australia-based not-for-profit organisation and highlighting the value of international agricultural research for international development.  The event brought together undergraduate, honours, masters and PhD students with early, mid and late career researchers with an interest in agriculture and international development. We had a speaker from industry, Lee Peterson, who talked about his work in Vanuatu on sandalwood, and work in Europe regarding berry production. He explained the clear link between his research in Vanuatu and regional development, particularly around capacity…
Friday, 25 May 2018 14:02

Canberra Catch up

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Last night RAID’s ACT reps Dave and Kylie hosted Canberra’s first ever stand alone networking event – and it was a great success! 35 agriculture enthusiasts braved the crisp Canberra air to join us at the cosy Duxton Loft.  Members in attendance represented ACIAR, CSIRO, ANU, The Department of Environment, The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources and various private companies. Our RAIDers mingled over food platters and a fun game of “people bingo” where we were rewarded with chocolate (YES!!) for identifying people with similar research experiences – whether that was having worked in the same country or having…
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