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September Update from the Network

2024 Savanna Fire Forum | Save the date | Call for sponsors NOW OPEN

ICIN is excited to announce the annual North Australia Savanna Fire Forum (SFF) will be held 20-22 February 2024 on Larrakia Country (Darwin), in partnership with Charles Darwin University. The 2024 theme will be: ‘Savanna Fire Management for Healthy Country and Healthy People’.

Now in its sixth year, the SFF facilitates knowledge sharing and improved understanding and practice of savanna fire management.

The rich Indigenous-led program includes latest experiences in savanna fire management practice, fire weather updates and latest fire science technology supporting and informing the reinvigoration of Indigenous fire management practices. 

ICIN invites you to participate in and support this world-leading savanna fire event. We are pleased to offer a range of sponsorship opportunities to organisations that support our values and purpose.

In 2023 and 2022, the SFF was sold out, with 350 fire managers, Indigenous land managers, carbon industry practitioners, scientists and policy makers attending. We're planning for an even larger SFF in 2024. Stay tuned for further information about how to register.

ICIN at the Australasian Emissions Reduction Summit 

ICIN members attended and presented at the recent 2023 Carbon Market Institute Australasian Emissions Reduction Summit (AER Summit), held on Gadigal Country (Sydney), 14-15 September. ICIN showcased Indigenous owned and led carbon projects to the mainstream carbon market, shared policy and practice expertise and participated in discussions about international developments in carbon markets. 

Highlights included: 

  • ICIN Co-Chair Cissy Gore-Birch presented in the 'Women in climate breakfast' and the Closing Plenary session.
  • ICIN Director Suzanne Thompson presented in the Opening Plenary session.
  • ICIN members Cassandra Stevens (pictured below) of Kullili-Bulloo Aboriginal Corporation and Daniel Oades of the Kimberley Land Council highlighted how Indigenous carbon projects are unique and special as part of a discussion panel.
  • CEO Anna Boustead presented to a masterclass at the Australian Stock Exchange about the success of Indigenous-led carbon projects and the need to support Indigenous-led carbon method development.
  • ICIN hosted a booth in the exhibition hall, showcasing the Indigenous Carbon Industry Network, the impact of the Indigenous carbon industry and promoting the upcoming February 2024 North Australia Savanna Fire Forum. 

Read more on the ICIN News Page. 

Carbon Farming Outreach Project

The University of Melbourne, with support from project partners ICIN and IPS are designing a new 'Train the Trainer' Carbon Farming Outreach program funded by the Australian Government. ICIN and IPS are working together to maximise and increase First Nations participation in carbon markets through the Program by ensuring the design of these materials are useful to First Nations people.

Expressions of Interest are now open for the First Nations Reference Committee. Members of the Reference Committee will receive a consultation fee for their time and expertise. Please contact [email protected] if you wish to apply. The closing date is Friday 29th September. TOR listed below. 


Work for Us!

We are in a recruitment drive! Not only are we advertising for a new CEO (12 month maternity leave position), thanks to some recent successful funding partnerships we are also recruiting for a:

  • Business Operations Manager
  • Communications Manager 
  • Policy Development Manager

All positions are Darwin-based, this is a rolling recruitment process, please help us spread the word, for more information email: [email protected]

ICIN attending Feral Ungulate workshop, SER conference

Many ICIN members are in Darwin this week for the the 10th World Conference on Ecological Restoration (SER2023). ICIN members presenting include Warddeken Land Management, NAILSMA, APN Cape York and Mimal Land Management, alongside UQ who we are partnered with on a project supporting research to develop a Feral Ungulate Management Carbon Method. Tickets are still on sale for this conference, see below and let us know if you will be attending! 

News article: NT desert ranger groups call for extension on carbon credits program to support fire mitigation

Indigenous fire managers in our network are bracing for a long, hot late fire season. Fire managers are bearing the brunt of extreme fire weather - highlighting the need to support greater extension of Indigenous fire management carbon projects. 

ICIN is supporting our members to input into the new Savanna Fire Management method currently in development through the Australian Government. We seek to expand this method to Indigenous fire managers in more areas of north Australia, including the northern arid regions that also suffer from frequent hot fires. 

For further information, please contact Anna on [email protected]