ICIN hosts 10th Board Meeting - closing out the first full year of the Network's operation
As 2023 races to an end, ICIN's Board met for its final time this year on Tuesday 12th December. The Board welcomed Sarah Parriman, KLC Deputy CEO to her first Board meeting. Sarah was appointed as a Director at the October AGM, replacing Tyronne Garstone (KLC CEO). The Board acknowledged that it had been an exceptionally tough and challenging year – personally and professionally for Directors and the broader community.
Popular agenda items included the program for the fast-approaching and highly anticipated February 2024 North Australia Savanna Fire Forum and strategies for securing long-term philanthropic funding to ensure the ongoing growth, development and impact of the Indigenous Carbon Industry Network.
"I’m really looking forward to catching up in-person at the February Fire Forum. I'm keen to be involved in the Forum and it’s been 12 months on the Board for me at ICIN, I’m looking forward to continuing to work to strengthen the Indigenous carbon industry in many different ways," said ICIN Director Teddy Bernard, Councillor, Kowanyama Aboriginal Shire Council.
We thank ICIN's 100% Aboriginal Board of Directors for their time, effort and invaluable leadership throughout this busy and tumultuous year and look forward to finalising our 2024 work program at the next Board meeting.
Just launched – the draft program is now live for the North Australia Savanna Fire Forum
The 2024 Forum program includes three jam-packed days of knowledge sharing and learning within the Indigenous fire management and carbon industry, based on Traditional Owner knowledge and culture, latest science, modern technology solutions and policy developments.
The Forum program showcases the work of fire managers across the savanna, sessions include:
- FIRE MANAGERS REPORT BACK, Kimberley, with presentations from Dambimangari Aboriginal Corporation, Wilinggin Aboriginal Corporation, Kimberley Land Council (KLC), Bush Heritage Australia, Wunambal Gaambera and the Dampier Peninsular Working Group
- FIRE MANAGERS REPORT BACK, Top End, with presentations from the Indigenous Land and Sea Corporation (ILSC), Arnhem Land Fire Abatement (ALFA) NT, North Australian Indigenous Land and Sea Management Alliance (NAILSMA), Thamarrurr Rangers, Jawoyn Rangers, Northern Land Council (NLC) and Mimal Rangers
- FIRE MANAGERS REPORT BACK, Cape York, with presentations from APN Cape York, Olkola Aboriginal Corporation, Gondwana Carbon and Kowanyama Aboriginal Shire Council Rangers
Secure your ticket today. In 2023, the Forum was sold out, with 300 fire managers, Indigenous land managers, carbon industry practitioners, scientists and policy makers in attendance. Tickets are selling fast. Don't miss out.
We are pleased to announce three new sponsors for this landmark event:
- The Government of Western Australia's Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attraction has joined as a gold sponsor
- Maki Planet Systems has come on board as a silver sponsor
- NT Heli-Ops is supporting our Forum as a bronze sponsor
We thank our valued sponsors, listed below, for supporting ICIN to host this important event. Limited sponsorship opportunities are still available. View our prospectus here.
ICIN nominated to apply for Prince Williams's Earthshot prize
ICIN was delighted to be invited to submit an application for the 2024 Earthshot Prize. This prize is an initiative of Prince William launched in 2020 and running until 2030. Throughout this important decade of climate action, the Earthshot prize will be awarded to five winners annually, with each receiving one million pounds and professional support to scale their solution. We thank Pollination who nominated ICIN in the category: Protect and restore nature. Our application was titled: Scaling Indigenous-led climate solutions. We shall know the result mid to late next year, fingers crossed!