The Australian Collaboration believes that:
“While the symptoms of Indigenous disadvantage are widely reported, inadequate attention has been given to examples of Indigenous creativity and leadership in tackling problems, NOR to the factors that lead to success in Indigenous organisations.”
A two year research project, ‘Successful Strategies in Aboriginal Organisations’, was initiated by The Australian Collaboration but subsequently developed in close association with the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS).
The purpose of the research was to explore examples of successes in Indigenous organisations across the nation, to focus attention on those successes and to draw out the lessons that can be learnt from them.
The study – to be launched on Thursday 28 February – examines and analyses the strategies in sixteen Indigenous organisations that have been successful in promoting community wellbeing and overcoming disadvantage, and is concerned with joint management of Indigenous lands with high conservation value.
The Australian Collaboration & The Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF).
Venue – The Green Building, 60 Leicester St, Carlton
Time – 5.45pm – 7.15, Thursday 28 February 2008
Hosts – David Yencken and Don Henry
RSVP to ACF Supporter Services is essential – Please ring 1800 223 669
The first two volumes examine and analyse strategies in sixteen Indigenous organisations that have been successful in promoting community wellbeing and overcoming disadvantage. The third volume is concerned with joint management of Indigenous lands of high conservation value.
VOLUME 1. Organising for Success: Policy Report explores the policy implications of the research and formulates them into six sets of recommendations for government and Indigenous leaders.
VOLUME 2. Maps to Success, is framed as a practical handbook for Indigenous organisations. The salient features of success within Indigenous organisatons are explored in a practical, ‘can do’ fashion, ending with numerous examples of how organisations can become stronger by forming alliances with government, the wider community and the private sector.
VOLUME 3. Indigenous Partnerships in Protected Area Management in Australia, reports specifically on three case studies on joint management of lands of conservation value, ending with a series of recommendations for policy-makers and governments.