October 18, 2017
48 young people were sponsored to attend the 2017 Crawford Fund conference this year as part of our conference scholars program which we have developed to encourage the next generation in their studies, careers and volunteering in international agricultural development.
In addition to the conference, the scholars from around Australia were involved in two ½ days of activities 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.
We would like to thank our scholar mentors for their guidance, support and commitment to the scholars throughout the conference, and also thank those universities, companies and organisations who sponsored 24 scholars in addition to the 24 that the Crawford Fund supported.
It is with pleasure that we provide this full set of reflections by the scholars on the conference experience. Like our former conference scholars, these reflections confirm we are able to offer a unique learning, networking and mentoring opportunity.
We have also been profiling the reflections from our 48 scholars on our website, State by State.
We look forward to growing our conference scholar alumni beyond the current group of 175 and would welcome your support for our efforts. If so, here is some more information on how you can do so or you can contact Cathy Reade (email@example.com 0413575934), who manages the scholar program for more information.
Scholar reflections online: