Event support for SA Arid Lands community

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The SA Arid Lands Region has been awarded more than $300,000 for projects and events to enhance preparedness for drought.

The SA Arid Lands Landscape Board has been working with Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) and Australian Rural Leadership Foundation (ARLF) as a local community partner lead organisation to identify projects that local groups across each the region can implement to enhance preparedness for drought.

Projects that have been supported and the organisations delivering them are:

Women’s Gathering (SA Arid Lands Landscape Board)
Support communities to learn and share innovative ways to build drought resilience; increase the reach and activities of community leaders, mentors, networks and organisations driving action on drought resilience by facilitating an event in Hawker for women from across this geographically vast region.

Pastoral Field Day (SA Arid Lands Landscape Board)
Support communities to identify and adopt innovative and transformative ways to build drought resilience by delivering a field day, which will enable knowledge sharing and networking opportunities.

Outback Kids & Family Days (SA Arid Lands Landscape Board)

Encourage social connection, networking and knowledge sharing to facilitate drought preparedness and resilience building by delivering five family day events to connect communities.

Family on Country (Nature Foundation Limited)
Provide mentorship and leadership development opportunities and strengthen networks and connections by delivering two on-Country, multi-day events that provide opportunities for Elders and Community Leaders to share cultural knowledge on the local landscape and drought on Hiltaba and Witchelina.

ICPA Conference (Isolated Children's Parents Association - Marla-Oodnadatta)
Encourage drought preparedness conversations at the community level and drive local action for children, families and educational outcomes through a regional conference.

Quandong Festival (Quorn Community Landcare Group)
Strengthen local drought resilience by delivering two educational and awareness-raising events that showcase innovative and transformative ways to adapt in times of drought.

FRRR’s Disaster Resilience and Recovery Lead, Nina O’Brien, said “The overall aim of this program is to facilitate increased social connection, strengthen network opportunities, build leadership skills, and link capacity building opportunities to ensure widespread local benefit, so that communities are better prepared for the future.”

Check out the full list of recipients here: https://lnkd.in/gTz53_ni

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