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Our History

Founded in 2018

At a regional industry group meeting at the inauguralĀ Savanna Fire & Carbon Forum in 2018, industry members identified a key gap in the coordination of Indigenous carbon projects across north Australia. As a result, an interim ICIN Steering Committee was established in March 2018, under agreed Terms of Reference. The aim of the Steering Committee to provide a point of contact for knowledge sharing and policy advice to enable Indigenous land managers to participate fully in emerging carbon industries with a good understanding of its associated risks and benefits.

The interim ICIN Steering Committee, comprising network members, guided the strategy and direction of the ICIN during the establishment phase of the Indigenous Carbon Industry Network from 2018 to 2021 whilst more formal governance structures were put into place. Special thanks to its members:

  • Kimberley Land Council (Kristina Koenig)
  • ALFA Ltd (Jennifer Ansell)
  • Tiwi Land Council (the late Mr Rioli)
  • Northern Land Council (Matt Salmon)
  • Warddeken Land Management (Shaun Ansell)
  • Indigenous Land and Sea Corporation (Jonathan Green)
  • Wunambal Gaambera AC (Tom Vigilante)

ICIN Ltd registered in 2021

Following three years of consultation with members, including direct input from over 20 Indigenous organisations across north Australia, the not-for-profit company ICIN Ltd was registered onĀ 21 September 2021. The ICIN Ltd Constitution was last amended at the Extraordinary General Meeting of members on 14 February 2022.

Thank you to our supporters

We are grateful for the support of our funders, the Australian Government Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources, Northern Territory Government, Queensland Government, Indigenous Land and Sea Corporation, and The Nature Conservancy. We are also grateful to Warddeken Land Management Ltd for its in-kind support in hosting the ICIN during its formation.