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…
Thursday, 27 October 2016 00:00

RAID's MAD Apps Workshop

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RAID is calling for applications to its Annual Capacity Builing Event on Mobile Acquired Data (MAD) Apps   Theme: Digital data collection apps for international agricultural research Places available: 20 (competitive application process) Length: Two Days (split over three days) Date: Wednesday to Friday, 15-17 February 2017 (commences/concludes at lunch) Venue: Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, University of Melbourne                                                              Aim: To build the awareness and capacity of RAID members in the use of digital data collections apps and their use in international agricultural research. Objectives: To develop a theoretical understanding of the use of digital data collections apps and their use in…
Wednesday, 24 August 2016 00:00

RAID Blog Competition

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Enter our blog competition for a chance to share your experiences in R4D and win some great prizes! We are running a blog competition this financial year to encourage all members and blog readers to engage with the RAID network. We love hearing your stories and feel that this is one of the most useful and engaging parts of our community. Please get in touch and get involved! Who: All RAID members* (join here) and RAID blog readers at any stage of their careers. We encourage previous and new contributors to participate, and have an extra prize for the “best new…
Wednesday, 10 August 2016 00:00

RAID @ USC Networking Event

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On the 8th August, 35 University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) students and staff gathered by lakes at USC to enjoy a BBQ and talk all things agriculture and international development. USC has a strong contingent of researchers involved research for development, spanning the disciplines of forestry, aquaculture, agricultural ecology, natural resource management and community development to name a few.  Cathy Reade, Director of Communications and Public Affairs at the Crawford Fund, was on hand to announce the award of two USC students with Young Crawford Scholarships. We also heard from Jack Koci, PhD student at USC, and President of…
Friday, 05 August 2016 00:00

RAID's Year in Review

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RAID has enjoyed another great year, connecting, engaging and supporting early to mid-career researchers involved in agricultural research for international development. Formal membership has grown to 384 people (an increase of 79% since last year), with many more people engaged through various social media platforms (e.g. 386 members of the Facebook Group, 726 likes of the Facebook Page, 310 followers on Twitter). One of the most successful features of RAID’s website has been the weekly blog, which explores the varied and interesting experiences, lessons and insights of researchers working on international agricultural projects. RAID published 49 blogs in 2015/16, with…
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