G’day mates! Bag-A-Surf is at the World Indigenous Network (WIN) conference in Darwin Australia! partners Nobozyztrash. This year marks the first WIN conference and we are proud to be asked to be part of it, with our partners Nobodyztrash, by the Australian government.
WIN has as its goals the bringing together of indigenous Peoples and Local Communities, land and sea managers to share stories, knowledge, cultural experiences and ideas to better manage ecosystems, protect the environment and support sustainable livelihoods.
The overall aim of the World Indigenous Network is to encourage:
- better conservation of biological diversity and sustainable use of natural resources
- improved social cohesion
- increased economic opportunities and the alleviation of poverty.
We are currently in downtown Darwin, recovering from 26hrs of traveling from Japan. The conference runs from May 26-May 29 and we hope to bring you further updates.
Meet Melissa George Co-Chair WIN National Advisory Group as she gives some background on the conference.
Ms Melissa George, Co-Chair WIN National Advisory Group