Be inspired these holidays by our ‘nextgen’ conference scholar reflections

December 19, 2019

We proudly present this bumper set of reflections from our most recent scholars on their 2019 Crawford Fund conference experience. These reflections are not only wonderful reading and confirm we continue to offer a unique and rewarding learning, networking and mentoring opportunity; they also prove that the future of what we do, and what we are trying to achieve, is in terrific hands.

Our 2019 scholars with the Crawford Fund ‘family’ from across Australia

Fifty-one young people were sponsored to attend the 2019 Crawford Fund conference in August as part of our conference scholar’s program which we have developed to encourage the next generation in their studies, careers and volunteering in international agricultural development.

The scholars from around Australia were involved in two ½ days of activities either side of the conference and were provided with opportunities to engage with keynote speakers, experienced Australian agricultural researchers and educators, and other passionate young people who have experience overseas in developing countries as researchers, volunteers or mentors, including members of our enthusiastic and ever-growing RAID Network.

Thirty of our scholars were supported by the Crawford Fund’s State Committees, and the other 21 scholars were funded by our loyal and supportive external Scholar Sponsors.

Once again, we would like to thank our sponsors and our wonderful mentors who volunteer their time and offer valuable guidance, support and insights to the scholars throughout the conference. Our mentors are acknowledged alongside their scholar in the report.

We look forward to growing our conference scholar alumni beyond our 320-strong cohort and would welcome your support for our efforts.

If you would like more information about our conference scholar program, please contact Cathy Reade via email or 0413 575 934 for more information.

These reflections have been presented in their State or Territory groupings as they became available since September.