Speakers, Chairs & Moderators

Our 2024 conference speakers and chairs are listed below with biographical details. Their address abstracts will be added as they become available.

OPENING
The Hon John Anderson AC, FTSE
Chair, Crawford Fund
SIR JOHN CRAWFORD MEMORIAL ADDRESS
Dr Line Gordon
Director, Stockholm Resilience Centre and
Professor in sustainable food systems at
Stockholm University
SESSION 1
Professor Wendy Umberger
Chief Executive Officer, ACIAR
SESSION 1
Dr Ismahane Elouafi
Executive Managing Director, CGIAR and
former FAO Chief Scientist
SESSION 2
Professor Hampus Eriksson
Senior Scientist, WorldFish and Professor at
University of Wollongong’s Australian National
Centre for Ocean Resources and Security
SESSION 2
Ms Annastasia Kawi
Senior Technical Officer at PNG National Agriculture and Quarantine Inspection Authority
SESSION 2
Mr Patrick Nai
DAFF Torres Strait Biosecurity Officer
SESSION 2
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
SESSION 2
Dr Uday Bhaskar Nidumolu
Research Team Leader, Resilience and Adaptation, Sustainability Programme, Agriculture & Food, CSIRO
SESSION 3
Mr Mark Vurobaravu
Deputy Director, Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, Vanuatu
SESSION 3
Ms Tran Thu Ha
Team Leader, Low Emission & Inclusive Agriculture, SNV
SESSION 3
Ms Madonna Thomson
Aboriginal Biocultural Knowledge Holder and Practitioner
SESSION 3
Mr Hussein Tadicha Wario
Director, Centre for Research & Development in Drylands, Kenya
SESSION 4
Professor Shaun Coffey
Director, Capacity Building, Crawford Fund
SESSION 4
Associate Professor Seeseei Molimau Samasoni
Adjunct Researcher, University of the Sunshine Coast Australian Centre for Pacific Islands Research
SESSION 4
Dr Azeem Shah
Researcher, Water Governance Institutions, International Water Management Institute
SESSION 4
Ms Jessica Fearnley
Facilitator of the RAID Network, Crawford Fund, Australia Volunteer Program and Vietnam National University of Agriculture Project
SESSION 5
Ms Karen Mapusua
Director, Land Resources Division, The Pacific Community
SESSION 5
Ms Melissa Conley-Tyler
Honorary Fellow, Asia Institute of The University of Melbourne
SUMMING UP AND THE WAY FORWARD
Professor Stephen Bartos
CEO, Crawford Fund