#01 HI JOANNA, COULD YOU TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOURSELF, AND YOUR BACKGROUND?
I started my career as an economist in Australia working on modeling and forecasting, which treats people as homogenous, but my interest turned towards addressing the human aspect of economics. After further studies, I moved into market research and later into the non-profit world overseas. In the past 23 years since I left Australia, I worked in the Philippines, Malaysia, Italy, Sri Lanka, and India with non-profit organizations across diverse fields like agriculture, food, and natural resource management. I am currently working as the Director – Strategic Marketing and Communications, with the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Hyderabad, India.Download PDF