On September 28 & 29, ICIN Co-Chair Cissy Gore-Birch, CEO Anna Boustead, and Project Coordinator for Method Development, Toni Hay attended the Social Enterprise World Forum in Brisbane, on Turrbal and Jagera country.
Cissy presented as part of the panel, 'Rural land - ownership, management and stewardship for community benefit' along with Finlay MacLennan, Community Land Outer Hebrides (Scotland) and Victor Steffensen, Firesticks Alliance. She highlighted the significant opportunity for Indigenous organisations with carbon projects to be at the table of policy discussions about land management:
ICIN was formed to help ensure that Indigenous voices are at the table during government policy development and that Indigenous groups are well-informed to position themselves to maximise benefits from carbon projects for the country and community."
Each year, the SEWF brings together 1500 leaders of the global social enterprise community, providing space for purpose-led people, policymakers, philanthropists, intermediaries and entrepreneurs to learn from and be inspired by the potential of sustainable economic initiatives. Next year's event will be hosted in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Many thanks to forum organisers for supporting the delegation from ICIN to attend. It was wonderful to catch up with so many members and friends attending the forum.
Congratulations to the organisers on a successful event! #SEWF2022