Development for a Better Future – more NextGen voices to inspire students

July 4, 2022

The Crawford Fund is proud to launch the latest videos in its NextGen series – our two new videos provide Australian secondary students using our high school teaching materials with real world examples of young researchers working on projects related to the materials.

In this video series we hear from six NextGen’rs who are involved in agricultural research for development relating to our seven teaching modules for secondary students around Australia.

The first video has a specific focus on climate change and food and nutrition security, gender dimensions in agriculture and Australia as a powerhouse of agricultural research. It features:

  • Belinda Nielsen Graduate Officer, ACIAR and RAID President
  • Dr Libby Swanepoel, Lecturer in Nutrition and Dietetics, and Program Coordinator for the Bachelor of Nutrition at the University of the Sunshine Coast
  • Dr Gianna Bonis Profumo, Post-Doctoral Fellow – Fish in Livelihoods and Food Systems, WorldFish.

The second video looks at careers related to our food loss and waste, climate-smart technologies and climate change and food and nutrition security curriculum materials.  This video features:

  • Mahya Bahmani, a PhD student at Edith Cowan University
  • Matt Armstrong, Graduate Officer, ACIAR
  • Michael Wellington, PhD student at the Australian National University and CSIRO

We would like to thank our very talented and passionate young voices, and of course thank ACIAR for their on-going support of our NextGen Program.

Our earlier NextGen videos focused on the benefits of a career in agriculture for development (here) and the variety of career paths to a career in agriculture for development (here).

More information about our tailor-made free teacher modules is available here.

You can read more about our Next Gen program here.