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P&P – RIPL Workshop QLD 2012

BUILDING CDEP CAPACITY & PEER SUPPORT TO GROW HEALTHY FOOD AND HEALTHY COMMUNITIES

The Group take a break! during Day 2 of the Workshop that was held in Cairns April 18-20.

THE WORKSHOP

  • Was organised by Community Enterprises Australia, facilitated by Anthea from RIG Network, and made possible with funding support from the CDEP Regional Initiatives and Peer Learning Fund (RIPL), Round 3.

Workshop Aims

  • To build a CDEP Network – people and projects
  • To help partner people, projects and expertise
  • To grow the sustainability of CDEP projects

Who attended

  • Thirty CDEP program and project managers and CDEP participants from eight different CDEP providers who live, and/or work, with some 15-20 remote communities
  • Queensland based CDEPs were joined at the workshop by CDEPs from NSW and NT (Murdi Paaki and Jobfind NT).
  • Fifteen people from Aboriginal organisations, health, primary industry, mining, finance, government and social enterprise organisations also attended as speakers and participants.
  • Thirteen participants went on the field trip on Day 3 – to Cairns Botanic Gardens; Rusty’s Markets; the Flexible Learning Centre and Djarragun Enterprises.

What next?

  • Network, support one another, share good news stories with your communities about what’s going on, focus on the harvest, link with schools and local health services and more.
  • People who met at the workshop have been in touch with one another, or arranged visits to see each others projects or attend RIG events at the Tropical Garden Spectacular, Darwin
  • Explore ideas for a QLD Health and Wellbeing Festival to celebrate culture, music, people and food from different country? build links the Abriculture project?
  • Stay tuned for further news and updates from the Murri Munchies initiative and the team at Cherbourg Fresh
  • More networking and info sharing – ideas, technical tips, partner plans, stories from where you are of what’s working well!
  • Use ‘QLD RIPL Network’ page to share info, and to stay in touch with one another (…you’ll have to post at the bottom or email Anthea)

WORKSHOP PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS

THE PROGRAM  - Click HERE to view the full program


WORKSHOP HANDOUTS  - USEFUL RESOURCES

  • Bush Plant Knowledge – Click HERE to download.
  • Gardening in the Tropics – Click HERE to download overview of information available from Roger Goebel
  • RIG Network Useful Resources Working List & Links, Growing Healthy Communities, RIPL – Click HERE to download.

WORKSHOP POWERPOINT PRESENTATIONS

A number of people at the workshop asked if the powerpoint presentations could be shared. Here are those that speakers have approved to go on the RIG website (still following up with a few).

DAY ONE – WEDNESDAY

Workshop Welcome & Intro – Anthea Fawcett – Click HERE to download.

Session 2 – CDEP ‘Food’ Case Studies & Stories, What works, What doesn’t

CEA’s Healthy Tucker Program, Central Australia,  Suzanah Kuzio – Click HERE to download

Session 3 – Sustainable projects? “Strong Measures, Getting Real About Outcomes” – click HERE to download

DAY TWO – THURSDAY

Session 1 – Social Enterprise & Micro-Enterprise –  Business Pathways for CDEP Projects?

Business Pathways, Social Enterprise, Funding – Anthea Fawcett – click HERE to download.

 

Djarragun Enterprises, Indigenous Social Enterprise Case Study – Mike Sweeney, General Manager, Djarragun Enterprises, click HERE to download

Session 3 – ‘Out of the box’ Community Development & Potential Partners

“Resource sector & infrastructure project partnerships” -Noel Gertz, Senior Community & Indigenous Liaison Officer, Kagara Mining – Click HERE to download.

“The Potential for Garden Partnerships” Janet Millington – click HERE to download


 

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