May 2, 2022
While welcoming the gradual re-opening of global travel, the Crawford Fund is continuing to harness the momentum of its e-mentoring initiative. We launched our E-mentoring Program in June 2020 to ensure that we continued to help develop the technical and organisational skills and expertise of agricultural researchers, scientists and policy makers in developing countries despite the challenges of the global pandemic.
We are now very pleased to introduce you to the latest group of 18 pairs of e-mentors and e-mentees.
Our mentors’ experience and expertise sees them well placed to support mentees who have requested interest in topics as broad as climate change impacts, climate-smart agriculture, managing plant genetic resources, tissue culture handling, soil fertility, resource management, taxonomy and systematics, alternatives to synthetic pesticides, innovative approaches in community development and networking skills.
The e-mentoring program includes online training for e-mentors and discussions about the mindset, skills and techniques of mentoring to better equip them to start a successful relationship with their mentee.
We wish to thank sincerely our latest group of e-mentors who are giving freely of their time and expertise. They are:
|Prof Robyn Alders||Dr Simon Lawson|
|Dr Julianne Biddle||Prof Deidre Lemerle|
|Dr Martin Blumenthal||Dr Soumi Paul Mukhopadhyay|
|Dr Colin Chartres||Prof Grant Rawlin|
|Mr Andrew Daly||Mr David Shearer|
|Dr Tom Davison||Dr Kanika Singh|
|Assoc Prof Amy Diedrich||Dr Murray Unkovich|
|Prof Helen Garnett||Dr Wendy Vance|
|Prof Ros Gleadow||Dr Robert Vidah-Mensah|
|Dr TJ Higgins||Mr Roger Wickes|
|Dr Tamara Jackson|
And we are pleased to announce our corresponding group of e-mentees. The twelve countries in which the e-mentees are currently based include Ethiopia, Fiji, Ghana, Malaysia, Mali, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka and Thailand. Our e-mentees are:
|Miss Analiza Diaz||Mrs Sharydia Sera Alatise Tusa|
|Mr Ronil Prasad||Mr Thongchai Sainoi|
|Dr Nor Asiah Ismail||Ms Ruth Baiga|
|Miss Asma Bibi||Mr Ellis Vaega|
|Mr Azizi Ahmad Azmin||Miss Agathe Diama|
|Ms Josephine Giwar Laka||Dr Tadesse Amera Sahilu|
|Dr Muhammad Azeem Ali Shah||Ms Elizabeth Tu|
|Ms Marie-Charlotte Buisson||Mr Mark Ivekolia|
|Dr Nguyen Van Liem||Prof Kwaku Tano-Debrah|
The e-mentoring program builds on the successful outcomes of our long term existing Mentoring Program, which has seen face-to-face interaction in overseas countries, backed up by electronic contact, and the Fund’s conference scholar mentoring program, matching young NextGen researchers with experienced Australians who attend our conference.
Our e-mentors and e-mentees have our very best wishes for successful collaboration and learning over the coming months.