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RAID’s blog competition Enter our blog competition for a chance to share your experiences in R4D and win some great prizes! We are running a blog competition in 2019 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 blogger”. If you’re unsure of what to blog about, our social media team are happy to provide some ideas (contact them here). Some tips/ideas, guidelines and marking criteria are provided below. *RAID Committee members are not eligible for these prizes, but state-representatives are.   When: Any blogs posted from 1 January 2019 – 13 December 2019. Winners to be announced in early February 2020. Prizes: 1st Prize:  Samsung Android tablet (value ~$600) or $600 travel sponsorship to attend the 2020 RAID capacity building event or a voucher of equivalent value2nd Prize:  A kindle (value ~$150) + downloads ($100) or…
Brief: The idea of the blog is to provide readers/members with something easy to read which shares an interesting story, perspective and ideas of your experience working on international development projects. Engage readers with a discussion of your unique view/perspective, rather than a travel recount.   Things to include: Who you are? What do you do? Where you work? Photos (i.e. 2 minimum and 3 maximum of size <2MB as shrinking can be a time consuming process). Please include a title, relevant names, and one or two sentences about what the photo is of. Length (try to keep it to one page of text approximately 1000 words or less) Tips: Find the right balance between personal stories and a take home message - this could include a R4D experience which demonstrates technical information, a scientific finding or a key lesson learned. High quality photos and interesting captions make for a much more engaging blog Check out the 2019 RAID Blog Marking Template Ideas on what to talk about: Challenges and successes. A challenge or success story are a great way to share experiences and things that you have learned, so feel free to share these types of stories. Any big…
RAID’s blog competition Enter our blog competition for a chance to share your experiences in R4D and win some great prizes! We are running a blog competition in 2019 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 blogger”. If you’re unsure of what to blog about, our social media team are happy to provide some ideas (contact them here). Some tips/ideas, guidelines and marking criteria are provided below. *RAID Committee members are not eligible for these prizes, but state-representatives are. When: Any blogs posted from 1 January 2019 – 13 December 2019. Winners to be announced in early February 2020. Prizes: 1st Prize:  Samsung Android tablet (value ~$600) or $600 travel sponsorship to attend the 2020 RAID capacity building event or a voucher of equivalent value2nd Prize:  A kindle (value ~$150) + downloads ($100) or Dymocks…
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 Meet the team! JACK HETHERINGTON is the President of RAID and works at the Centre for Global Food and Resources, The University of Adelaide. Primarily, Jack spends his time between Adelaide and Bogor, Indonesia working on a dairy project working with smallholders in West Java and North Sumatra. Previously, he was a Grad at ACIAR, where worked on a variety of projects looking at Agribusiness R4D and Mobile Acquired Data (MAD) apps. Jack has a bachelor degree in Animal and Veterinary Bioscience at The University of Sydney.    MADALINE HEALEY is the Vice President of RAID and is responsible for coordinating partnerships and sponsorship between RAID organisations and networks. Madaline studied a Bachelor of Agricultural Science at Melbourne University and a PhD in thrips ecology at CQU before heading off to Laos as a volunteer entomologist. On returning to Australia in 2015, Madaline started working at the University of the Sunshine Coast on ACIAR projects in Laos, Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam. Her interests are integrated pest management, biological control and all things veggies. SAM COGGINS is a member of the RAID committee in the treasurer role. Sam works at the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research as a Graduate Research…
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