CDEP Regional Initiatives and Peer Learning Fund – RIPL, Round 3
Building CDEP capacity and peer support to grow healthy food and healthy communities
Ph 1: Collaborative CDEP Peer Workshop – Cairns, April 18-20 2012
Workshop venue: Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina, Pierpoint Road, Cairns
|DAY ONE – Wednesday 18th April|
|8:30 – 9:00||Registration – Tea and coffee|
|9:00|| Welcome: Suzanah Kuzio, CEO Community Enterprises Australia (CEA)
Welcome to Country:
Seith Fourmile, Traditional Owner Elder of Gimuy Walubarra Yidinji (Cairns Region)
|Building the Network: Strong People, Strong Projects – Workshop aims & objectives
|What’s Underway – CDEP ‘Food’ Case Studies & Stories, What works, What doesn’tShort talks and presentations - facilitated panel discussion by CDEP and other people involved with garden, farm, nursery and food projects. Participants will be encouraged talk about their projects. Speakers include:
Followed by facilitated Q&A about strategies to address common challenges, eg:
|1:30|| Strong Measures – Getting Real About Outcomes, the ‘what’ & the ‘why’ - Anthea
Sustainable projects need strong measures and benchmarks to sell and tell their story and to help build robust project business plans with their communities, partners and investors. This session will explore how to develop quantitative and qualitative measures for CDEP farm, garden, nursery, and ‘food’ projects. It will look at how to develop measures for a range of different project objectives:
Introductory presentation followed by Q&A and group break out sessions to discuss different measures.
|3:30 – 5:00|| What to Grow, Where and How?
This session will address technical and other issues for different scale farm, garden and nursery projects that CDEPs are involved in – from large to small, commercial to self provisioning, employment creation to healing and participation. Horticultural and health experts will share thoughts about what is best to grow where and ‘how to’ tips from different perspectives: bush foods, bush regeneration and for caring for country, to larger scale mainstream sustainable agribusiness techniques. Useful resources and contacts information.
Short talks, followed by facilitated Q&As and discussion with expert speakers that include:
|DAY TWO – Thursday 19th April|
|8:30 – 9:00||Tea and coffee|
|9:00|| Social Enterprise & Micro Enterprise – Business Pathways for CDEP Projects?
This session will provide information about social enterprise and related micro-enterprise opportunities that can help succession planning of CDEP projects for sustainability and will include case studies.
Presentations followed by Q&As.
|9:45|| Project Planning & Financial Support for your Projects
This session will provide information about financial products and services that can assist Indigenous projects and enterprises. We’ll hear from Westpac, and share information about the Commonwealth Bank supported Social Enterprise Hub and new Social Enterprise funds that may be able to help and what information they need from you to invest in your projects.
|11:00|| Out of The Box – Community Development and Potential Project Partners
Strong projects are often ‘linked up’ projects that involve a number of partners and that have strong connections with community members and organisations. This session will look at community development processes and a range of different types of projects and programs that illustrate different options for CDEPs to strengthen links and build partnerships.
Followed by facilitated Q&A – community development links and opportunities in your community.
|1:30|| Break Out Session: Go for It! Farms, Markets, Healthy Food Hubs & Business
This session will provide participants with the opportunity to work in groups to brainstorm their projects, their future plans for them and to identify opportunities and challenges that they would like to work on or to have addressed in phase two of the program.
Group work and reporting back.
|3:30 – 5:00|| Wrap Up and Where to From Here?
Reporting back and sum up from the two days, group discussion about outstanding ideas, information and resource links people would like.
Taking the Network forward – communication options, Select site study tour, reporting back small meetings and other suggestions from the group.
|Workshop at Shangri-La concludes – Day 3, Friday, is the field trip – see next page.|
Please note the above program may be subject to small changes.
|DAY THREE – WORKSHOP FIELD TRIP, Friday 20th April|
|8:30|| Meet at 8:30 at the hotel lobby for the field trip in and around Cairns – Southern Cross Atrium Apartments, Water Street Cairns.
We plan to have a bus, so bring your bags with you if you need to leave during the day or at the end of the field trip to catch your flight home.
|9:00||The itinerary for the day:
We’ll finish up around 3:00pm.
|3:00 pm||Field Trip Concludes – Safe trip home!|
- Suzanah Kuzio, CEA ph: 07 4050 0102
- Cassie Auda, queries re accommodation & logistics, CEA ph: 07 4050 0103
- Anthea Fawcett, RIG Network, queries re program, mob: 0419 478856