Science for food security

Explore countries and cultures, have a rewarding career AND make a difference. Interested? If you’re looking for a career delivering global, professional and personal impacts, join this live interactive panel and Q&A during National Science Week: Science for Food Security: Making a Global, Professional and Personal Difference. The event hosted by the Crawford Fund provides a chance for you to hear from a group of passionate young scientists talking about their diverse and rewarding work in developing countries. Most importantly, you’ll discover how you too can get involved. 

“We want NSW high school and university students to know about the impact of science in global food and nutrition security, and the broad range of study and career pathways to get them on their way,” said Cathy Reade, Director of Outreach for the Crawford Fund and manager of its NextGen program.

The Fund is an Australian NGO that engages Australians in training scientists in developing countries to improve food and nutrition security.

“Our NextGen program has been providing young Australians with awards, scholarships and volunteering opportunities in developing countries to encourage their interest in related studies and careers but we want more of them to know about the enormous impact they can have,” she said.

The Fund is working with the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) and Researchers in Agriculture for International Development (RAID) Network to identify great speakers and projects for the event.

“The speakers have all been using their science skills for a global impact in a variety of countries. They have landed in their careers through different journeys – one is now working on a digital project for The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; another has been splitting her life between her family’s arid outback sheep station in Far Western NSW and lush green rice paddies in Southeast Asia, while getting started on her new book deal on climate change and food security, and our final speaker has just returned from 12 months in Laos as a volunteer on our long-term project on biosecurity.”

Event details

Science for Food Security will be an energetic, engaging and live interactive 45-minute panel and Q&A discussion.

When: 10-11am, Tuesday 18 August 2020.
Registrations: Free with registration via this link

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