2024 Conference Program

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SIR JOHN CRAWFORD MEMORIAL ADDRESS AND NETWORKING DINNER
Monday 12 August 2024, 6:00pm-9:00pm, QT Hotel Ballroom
Dr Line Gordon, Director, Stockholm Resilience Centre and Professor in sustainable food systems at Stockholm University

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CONFERENCE
Tuesday 13 August 2024, The Great Hall, Parliament House

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09.00  OPENING SESSION

The Hon John Anderson AC, FTSE Chair, The Crawford Fund
Ministerial Opening

09.30   SESSION 1: KEYNOTE – TRANSFORMATIVE INTERNATIONAL AGRICULTURAL
             THE ROAD TO FUTURE SUCCESS

Chair: Professor Wendy Umberger, Chief Executive Officer, ACIAR
Dr Ismahane Elouafi, Executive Managing Director, CGIAR

09.55   MODERATED Q&A

10.10   SESSION 2: CONSTRUCTING EFFECTIVE, HIGH-QUALITY RESEARCH
              PARTNERSHIPS

Overview: Professor Hampus Eriksson, Senior Scientist, WorldFish and Professor at the Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS) at the University of Wollongong

10.30   Three case studies:

Ms Annastasia Kawi, Senior Technical Officer at PNG National Agriculture and Quarantine Inspection Authority, and Patrick Nai, DAFF Torres Strait Biosecurity Officer

Dr Wahida Maghraby, Agriculture Policy Analyst, Indonesian Center for Agriculture Socio Economics and Policy Studies, Ministry of Agriculture and former Agricultural Attaché to the European Union

Dr Uday Nidumolu, Research Team Leader, Resilience and Adaptation, Sustainability Programme, Agriculture & Food, CSIRO

11.00   MODERATED Q&A


11.20   MORNING TEA


11.55   SESSION 3: TAILORING R&D TO DELIVER LOCAL ON-GROUND
             OUTCOMES

Short presentations and interactive panel discussion with:
Mr Mark Vurobaravu, Deputy Director, Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, Vanuatu
Ms Tran Thu Ha, Team Leader – Low Emission & Inclusive Agriculture, SNV
Madonna Thomson, Aboriginal Biocultural Knowledge Holder and Practitioner
Hussein Tadicha Wario, Director, Centre for Research & Development in Drylands, Kenya

12.40   MODERATED Q&A


13.00   LUNCH


14.00   SESSION 4: STRONGER INSTITUTIONAL PARTNERSHIPS AND
             CAPACITY BUILDING TO SUPPORT TRANSFORMATIONAL R&D

Overview: Professor Shaun Coffey, Director, Capacity Building, Crawford Fund

14.20   Three case studies:

Associate Professor Seeseei Molimau Samasoni, Adjunct Researcher, University of the Sunshine Coast Australian Centre for Pacific Islands Research

Dr Muhammad Azeem Ali Shah, International Researcher – Water Governance Institutions, International Water Management Institute

Jessica Fearnley, Facilitator, RAID Network, Crawford Fund, Australia Volunteer Program and Vietnam National University of Agriculture Project

14.50   MODERATED Q&A


15.05   AFTERNOON TEA


15.45    SESSION 5: ACHIEVING TRANSFORMATIONAL OUTCOMES

Moderator: The Hon John Anderson AC, Chair, The Crawford Fund

Dr Ismahane Elouafi, Executive Managing Director, CGIAR
Dr Line Gordon, Sir John Crawford Address Presenter
Karen Mapusua, Director, Land Resources Division, The Pacific Community
Melissa Conley-Tyler, Honorary Fellow, Asia Institute, The University of Melbourne

16.15    MODERATED Q&A

16.30   SUMMING UP AND THE WAY FORWARD

Professor Stephen Bartos, Chief Executive Officer, The Crawford Fund

16.40   CLOSE