I helped conceive and ran three webinars as part of Future Earth’s Pop-up webinar series. They were designed to give researchers the tools to engage with a wider audience.
An edited version of this article first appeared on SciDev.Net
With leaders of the 20 largest economies planning to double global infrastructure investment by 2030, scientists are urging lenders, aid agencies and government ministries to carefully examine new projects before committing funds in order to limit the “devastating” impacts these …
This was first published on Asia Options.
“How did someone with a background in neuroscience end up working at a forestry institute in Indonesia?”
It’s a question I got asked by almost everyone I met while living in Bogor, Indonesia. Brows furrowed, trying to figure me and my eclectic …
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Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) lacks a strategic framework for its investments in development research and has very little central institutional capacity to guide research or ensure its outputs are well used, a recent evaluation has found.
Listen to my interview on Joy FM 94.9 about reducing the impact of logging, working with scientists in Indonesia and much more (I start at 7:08″)
As leader of the youth activities at the Global Landscapes Forum, I put together the final report summarising the challenges facing young professionals in engaging with landscapes issues and effectively participating in conferences. It also includes five ‘next steps’ to strengthen youth participation in future events:
1. Refine model of ‘effective youth participation in conferences’.
I delivered this intervention at the CGIAR’s Strategy and Results Framework stakeholder consultation: http://www.cgiar.org/srfconsultation/srf-e-consultation-2/
“First of all, I welcome the CGIAR’s initiative to consult youth regarding the 10-year research strategy.
However, upon reading the strategy, I was disappointed to note that the words youth and young people are mentioned only a …
This article was first published on The Verb. Read the original here.
It was dark when I arrived at Commonground. Fresh from the buzzing glow of a computer screen, I could feel the weight of emails lifting off my shoulders the further I escaped from the city’s clutches.
The frenetic …
Read my original news feature for SciDev.Net here.
[MELBOURNE] With over three metres in rainfall each year, Papua New Guinea (PNG) is one of the wettest countries in the world. At its doorstep lies Australia, a continent with wildly varying rainfall that has only just emerged from a 17-year …
Earlier this month I was invited to facilitate a “data expedition” as part of a citizen science festival in Copenhagen (am putting together a blogpost which chronicles my experience…watch out for it soon). It was my first foray into the world of open data and I’m excited to learn more …