Miriam Hird-Younger

Miriam is a researcher and practitioner that has been working in the field of international development for over ten years. Miriam focuses on the areas in participatory development, food and agricultural systems, gender and youth leadership.

Miriam has been engaged with EWB for a number of years, as a Junior Fellow, then Long Term Fellow, then Venture Leader, then member of the Board of Directors. Within EWB, she partnered with Ghana’s agricultural colleges to transform the experiential learning opportunities they offer to over 800 students annually. She is now a PhD student in Anthropology at the University of Toronto. Miriam’s research examines the role of trust within the participation of local communities and institutions in development projects in Ghana. Miriam is passionate about youth leadership as well as experiential and practical learning!

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