The Australasian Aid Conference, held in February of each year in partnership with The Asia Foundation, has become an integral part of the Australian and regional aid calendar. The aim of the conference is to bring together researchers from across Australia, the Pacific, Asia, and beyond who are working on aid and international development policy to share insights, promote collaboration, and help develop the research community. The conference committee currently invites submissions for the Three Minute Aid Pitch (3MAP) plenary session. 3MAP was first introduced at the 2017AAC,and is an interactive plenary session to discuss ideas for improving Australian aid…
Wednesday, 18 October 2017 00:00

Good turnout at last week's RAID event at UTAS

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There was a good turnout to last week’s RAID event, organised by PhD Candidate Elya Richardson and Animal Science lecturer John Otto. Rowan Smith (TIA pasture researcher and Tasmanian Coordinator of RAID) presented on his experiences in Vietnam as a coordinator of an ACIAR project, and Neville Mendham (local coordinator of The Crawford Fund) talked about his early career as a researcher of oil palm trees in Papua New Guinea.  Students Claire Cunningham, Sally Stone Schack, Kristy Stevenson and Oliver Gales gave talks on their RAID trips to Sri Lanka and Vietnam. Figure 1: Rowan Smith, the Tasmanian RAID representative opened the event, sharing his experiences of his work with…
Wednesday, 04 October 2017 00:00

Crawford-RAID Sundowner attracts the crowds

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By Dr Myrtille Lacoste – WA RAID Representative On 24 August, The Crawford Fund and the RAID network co-hosted a Sundowner at the UWA Faculty of Science. The initiative gathered over 50 participants for a series of presentations and a networking session to engage students and researchers on the theme of international agricultural development. Organisers and speakers: Dr John Duncan, Ms Danielle Gale, Mr Sean Cowman, Adj/Prof. James Ridsdill-Smith, Prof. Willie Erskine, Dr Myrtille Lacoste The Sundowner, introduced by Prof. Willie Erskine, was the occasion to showcase current activities and opportunities in Western Australia on varied aspects and connections between Australia and…
Wednesday, 28 June 2017 00:00

RAID Newsletter June 2017

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Have you been to any of RAID’s events? What do YOU think RAID should be doing? Are we perfect and don’t need to change? Or do you think there are things we could be doing better?   RAID is currently seeking feedback from its members and stakeholders to better understand if its current activities are meeting expectations for networking and capacity building, and if there are areas to further improve how and what RAID delivers. Feedback is sought from:- Early to mid-career researchers (EMCRs)- People responsible for (either directly or indirectly) employing, supervising or mentoring EMCRs If you don’t fit into…
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